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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
The bird's not done yet.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in November 2011, but we're bringing it back by popular demand. Thanksgiving is a favorite foodie holiday for many reasons, one of which is that big turkey. The bird not only feeds a table-full on the actual day, but it keeps on giving in the form of leftovers. What once seemed an afterthought, the leftover menu now is loaded with possibilities. After carving every possible shred of meat of our bird, I always like to make turkey soup. But those chunks of succulent light and dark meat also have the potential for some more creative comfort food, such as pot pies. This year I threw my fear of pastry crusts out the window and resolved to make my first turkey pot pie. When searching for …
Check out the deals at these stores if you're looking to avoid the malls this Black Friday.
Retail 'sale' creep hits the all-American holiday big time this year.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Check out menu offerings at local restaurants if cooking's not your thing.
So maybe cooking’s not for you, but you still want to celebrate a great Thanksgiving meal with your family. Lucky for you, many of Bethesda and Potomac’s favorite restaurants are open for business this Thursday. Here’s a few you may want to check out: Positano open all day Regular menu available all day. Or, order a turkey platter, which includes dark meat or white meat turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and bread. Thanksgiving to go at Assaggi Mozarella Bar Grab a turkey dinner to take home. Comes with two condiments and dinner rolls, as well as sides and desserts. Serves 6-8 guests. Prix fixe menu at The Daily Grill Your choice of roasted turkey breast, Mahi Mahi with Creole shrimp, sea scallops or roasted prime …
Acceptance of the holiday dinner underdog has grown steadily since the product's introduction in 1995.
It's not exactly a vegetarian takeover, but still something for Tofurky lovers to celebrate: The three-millionth Tofurky roast was sold last week, according to a Turtle Island Foods statement. Tofurky—invented by Chevy Chase native Seth Tibbott, The Washington Post reported—was first introduced in 1995 by the small Oregon-based food processor. That year, 500 Tofurky Roasts were sold from about 20 natural foods stores in the Pacific Northwest, according to the statement. Since then, Tofurky acceptance has improved every year. The Tofurky Roast is "a savory combination of organic tofu, wheat protein, plant extracts and spices that give it a taste and texture similar to a boneless breast of turkey stuffed with a wild rice, celery and whole …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Need an extra Thanksgiving side dish? Trying to figure out what to make that's kid-friendly for Thanksgiving? What about a last-minute dessert?
Looking for recipes that will help feed your family this Thanksgiving? Well, look no further than Patch. Here's a list of several recipes we've collected over the years from contributors, bloggers and even staff (yes, some of us cook): Appetizers: The Turkey: Sides: Desserts: Slow-Cooking: Vegetarian: Add links to your favorite recipes in the comments below!
Liquor stores will be closed and parking in county lots and at county meters will be free-of-charge on Thanksgiving Day.
For those not leaving Potomac for Thanksgiving, here's a rundown on what's closed for the holiday: County-provided curbside trash and recycling pickups will not take place on Thanksgiving Day, and will slide by one day, through Saturday. Also, on Thanksgiving:
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Need a last-minute item for your Thanksgiving meal? Check our guide before you leave the house.
There's nothing worse than beginning preparation on a Thanksgiving feast for your family, only to discover that you forgot to grab that one key ingredient! Before you head out, we suggest consulting the list below: Giant Food All stores in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are open from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Safeway Many stores are open until 5:00 p.m. - check with your local store. Trader Joe’s Closed Harris Teeter Open until 2:00 p.m. Food Lion Open from 7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Kosher Mart Rockville Open from 7:30 a.m. - noon MOM’s Organic Market Closed Whole Foods Market
Did you attend the store's Wildwood Shopping Center opening benefit?
The new Bethesda location of Chop’t Creative Salad Company opened with a nod to the season’s charitable giving, raising hundreds of dollars for the county’s largest food distribution center. More than 700 customers turned out to the store’s Wildwood Shopping Center opening, Nov. 14, featuring free food in exchange for a $2 donation to the Manna Food Center, according to Allison Anderson, development organizer for the charity group. The five-hour promotion raised a total of $1,504, directly benefiting Montgomery County’s main food bank, she said. “At one point, the [Chop’t general manager] told me they were making three salads a minute; over 300 in the first hour and a half,” Anderson said. “The line was out the door all afternoon and they …