Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Post your family recipes—at least the ones you're willing to share!—in Patch's announcements section. It's free, easy and instant. Don't forget a photo!
If you're like me, you spend the week before Thankgiving scrolling through recipes, looking for tips and tricks on cooking this once-a-year meal. (My sweet potatoes will never be the same after learning this Patcher's famous recipe!) As a Patch reader, you're connected to a network of local news junkies just like you looking for the same thing. So this year, we thought we'd find a way to help each other! We're putting out the call: Share your recipes with us! Post your recipe for your favorite side dish, drink, dessert or family tradition as an announcement on Patch, and let us share it with neighborhoods around St. Louis! You'll be giving other families recipes they can trust while finding new inspirations for your own Thanksgiving table…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Ask questions and share your ideas with other readers to help each other prepare for Thanksgiving.
In our newest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we want to help you with your Thanksgiving plans. Whether it's your first time cooking a turkey or you're just looking for a new recipe, Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions That's why this week, You are the expert on Thanksgiving 101. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro," we invite all of our readers to ask and answer each others questions, and trade favorite traditions and recipes. Share your ideas with other readers and ask questions to help your neighbors with their Thanksgiving preparations in the comment section of this article from now until Thursday! Have a question or want to share something special your family does on the holiday? Ask or tell us below…
Friday, November 25, 2011
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Lindsay.Toler@patch.com or tweet @StLouisLindsay.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
A Florissant mom gives her take on the many reasons to be thankful this holiday season.
It seems this year it is a little easier to say for what I am thankful. This year it is definitely my family. We laugh together, play together, stick up for each other together and sometimes cry together. As I was on a jog with my dog and son, these four things came to mind why I am thankful to be raising my family in North St. Louis County. Needless to say, I am thankful for my family. They make my life complete and fun. I am looking forward to a few days away from life's hustle and bustle and the opportunity to be around the people I love.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
"Patch" rounds up area restaurants that are serving dinner on Thanksgiving Day.
While Thanksgiving Day means getting up before sunrise to put in the turkey and start cooking for many families, some people prefer to avoid the cleanup and eat out instead. If you’re not in the mood to turn on the oven this year, there are several restaurants in the area ready to accommodate you. Fun, Fast and Frugal Hardee’s, located at 12004 Lackland Rd. in Maryland Heights, will be open and serving its regular menu between 5am until 11pm. Steak 'n Shake is open on Thanksgiving serving its regular menu. Steak 'n Shake is located in Maryland Heights at 12607 Dorsett Rd, in Florissant at 1955 Highway 67 N., in Hazelwood at 6050 Howdershell and 5534 St. Louis Mills Blvd., and in Creve Coeur at 10459 Page Ave. White Castle is also open and …
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Six area churches pool their resources to serve Thanksgiving dinner to those in need.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jeff Brandt
Thursday, November 25, 2010
While families and friends gather around dining room tables Thursday, a group of churches has opened their doors and offered their companionship to people of all backgrounds for a free Thanksgiving dinner. From 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. this Thursday, St. Ferdinand Catholic Church will host the 12thAnnual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Dinner. The event — sponsored by Halls Ferry Christian Church, Lutheran Church of the Good Shephard, St. Sabina Catholic Church, St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church and St. Angela Merici Catholic Church — will be held at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, 1765 Charbonier Road, who's another participating sponsor . "We have over 100 people already signed up to volunteer," Ecumenical Thanksgiving Dinner Vice President …
If you're not the most skilled homemaker, restaurants around town offer menus to avert holiday disaster.
Let's face the facts. You or your family haven't been blessed with Martha Stewart's cooking and decorating talents. The holiday doesn't have to be a waste, though, as a number of restaurants around town offer specials as well as their regular menu for families and friends to enjoy. Look at the bright side: No messy clean up later.
Thanksgiving routines transition with age.
Thanksgiving Day always seems to run on a special clock for my family and me. It's not so much that we follow a specific tradition together every year, but we're definitely creatures of habit. By 9 a.m., my mom is up and about in the kitchen cooking the turkey by whatever name. That's right, we name the turkey a couple of days beforehand every year, from Tony to Tina. This year, it's Terrell. By noon, I'm usually up and helping with making the dressing for the turkey as well as making rolls. One of my uncles also joins us for conversation and catching up. By 4 or 5 p.m., my mom and I usually have finished cooking dinner and the men of our family ravage the dinner. This year is a bit different. Normally, I'm staying at home with my family …