Friday, November 23, 2012
Share your favorite recipes by posting a comment or adding an announcement.
Dinner’s done and the only thing more stuffed than the bird is you. Now the question becomes: What to do with all those leftovers? While many say simple reheating is all that’s necessary to have a “day after” feast, others have elaborate recipes for turning Thanksgiving leftovers into gourmet delights. From savory turkey soups to sinfully delicious pot pies and mile-high sandwiches, everyone has their own ideas on what to do with what’s leftover. The Food Network even has an entire recipe collection dedicated to the topic. We’d prefer to hear from you! What are your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes? Share them in the comments section or upload them as an announcement.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Drivers and meal packers, with help from City of Farmington Hills staff, will make sure 37 home-bound seniors have a hot Thanksgiving meal.
At 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, the delightful aroma of roasting turkey wafts through the commercial kitchen at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills, as Renee Lewis pulls foil-wrapped packages out of the oven. Lewis, a staff member, is preparing a holiday dinner for 37 home-bound senior citizens who might not otherwise have a special meal – or even a visitor – for the holiday. And once she leaves the Costick Center kitchen, Lewis will go home and cook dinner for 20-25 of her own family and friends. The Meals on Wheels dinner includes turkey and gravy, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, green beans, cranberry relish, salad, a roll with margarine and pumpkin pie. "And then we always throw in a surprise," says Senior Adult Supervisor Marsha …
Let everyone see just how hard you worked!
Putting together a Thanksgiving feast is no simple feat. Between the shopping and the cooking, there’s barely time left to set the table and make everything just right. If you’ve gone above and beyond with your spread this year, Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch invites you to show off your hard work! Just upload your Thanksgiving dinner photos to the gallery. Be sure to share tell everyone what the special dishes are you served up, too. And, if your dinner table setting and decorations rival something Martha Stewart might whip up, we invite you to show those off, too! To share your photos, just log in to your user account and click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button at the top of this article. Happy holidays!
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
You can get out of the kitchen and still enjoy a turkey dinner, or something completely different.
If cooking is not on your agenda Thanksgiving Day, these Farmington area restaurants will be open and serving everything from a traditional turkey dinner to Peking duck. Ginopolis' Bar-B-Que Smokehouse Open at noon, the restaurant will serve a limited menu featuring ribs, brisket, seafood and, of course, turkey with all the trimmings. Prices start at $14.99; the turkey dinner is $18.99, $7.99 for children, and comes with a slice of pumpkin pie. Call 248-851-8222 to make a reservation. Page's Food & Spirits Located in downtown Farmington, Page's will start serving dinner at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, by reservation only. Dinner includes either turkey or ham, mashed or sweet potatoes, a green bean casserole and dessert. Cost is $15.95 per…
We asked experts—a busy mom, a rabbi and a family therapist—for help coping with family from Thanksgiving through the New Year. Here are six steps to making it through.
Far too often the holidays come and go, leaving a trail of emotionally exhausted and psychologically destroyed. Despite the quaintness of the season, family parties and tetchy in-law situations can make it hard to remember why this time of year is considered to be the most mirthful. This year, why not eschew the anguish of family get-togethers by preparing yourself in advance? Why not take the advice of our three experts— a psychologist, a rabbi and a busy working mother of two — all of whom offered their take on interpersonal best practices. The following are six simple steps to making the most of your holiday experience: Temper expectations Anyone who has ever been responsible for the holiday cooking knows the abject terror something as …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Trash and recycling collection moves a day because of the national holiday.
Garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection in Farmington and Farmington Hills will not be picked up on Thursday, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Garbage pickup will be delayed one day, with Thursday’s collection made on Friday and Friday’s collection made on Saturday. Monday through Wednesday collections will not be affected, and regular routes resume on Nov. 26. To ensure pickup, please have your garbage at the curbside by 7 a.m. Yard waste pickup will end on regularly scheduled pickup days during the week of November 26-30. Any yard waste accumulated after that week should be stored until spring pickup resumes in early April 2013. For information about garbage, recycling or yard waste collection in Farmington Hills, call the Division…
Monday, November 19, 2012
A group of chain store employees petition for a return to stores remaining closed Thanksgiving Day. Take our poll and tell us what you think.
While Walmart and Target have announced they will start their Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving Day, Farmington-Farmington Patch readers say they'll be staying home to enjoy the holiday. According to USA Today, Kmart shoppers since 1991 have been able to pick up Thanksgiving deals from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., then from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday. Last week, employees from Target and Walmart launched petitions at Change.org, demanding that retailers close Thanksgiving Day, CBS Detroit reported Nov. 12. According to a CNN.com report, Walmart employees plan a walkout on Thursday, to protest the company opening its doors on the holiday. Patch blogger Kenneth Reynolds last week slammed Black Friday and its steady creep into Thanksgiving Day, and …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
From Beaujolais Nouveau to Eiswein, there are a whole variety of wines to complement your Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanksgiving means turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and other great things to eat. All that good food deserves something good to drink. Fortunately, your local wine seller has plenty of options for Thanksgiving Day, including the ever popular Beaujolais Nouveau, which goes on shelves Thursday, a week before Thanksgiving “It’s a bottle to celebrate the harvest,” said Calvin Khemmoro of Merchant’s Fine Wine in Grosse Pointe Woods. The red wine, best served chilled, is young (about 6 weeks old) and does not age well. The price of a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau ranges from $8.99-$12.99, Khemmoro said. “People look forward to it,” Khemmoro said. “It’s very fruit forward. It’s very dry.” But if Beaujolais Nouveau is not your style, Khemmoro …
Friday, November 16, 2012
S.O.U.L. offers opportunities to give and receive during the holiday season.
Friday, November 16, 2012
A Farmington-based nonprofit has announced several events this holiday season that offer opportunities for local residents to give help and get it. S.O.U.L. (Source of Universal Love) will host the following: Soulful Giving Day Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 23023 Orchard lake Road, Bldg. C, Farmington. Select needed household items, books and clothing for your family, for free. Donations are welcome, but not required. ThanksForGiving Dinner Nov. 23, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at North Congregational Church, 36520 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. This annual, free, traditional Thanksgiving dinner is for individuals and families in need and includes a food distribution. RSVP to 248-987-6551. Holiday Party Dec. 22, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Unity of Farmington Hills…