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 …
If it's deals you want, you'll have to pay the price in traffic delays.
Washington, DC, will have the fifth worst traffic congestion on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, according to a Huffington Post report. In the DC region, rush hour will peak Wednesday between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., according to the report. Travel will take 30 percent longer than usual on average. Black Friday shoppers will be clogging the roads as well. On Friday, traffic across the country is expected to peak between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to the report. Read the full story on the Huffington Post. Getting ready to head out of town? Check our live traffic map and avoid delays.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Five things I'm thankful for this holiday.
It's been a long year and as we begin the holiday season where we think about parties, the hottest ticket items and seeing friends and family— I wanted to talk about the five things I'm thankful for and hope you share what you're thankful for too. 1. Readers, Commenters, Bloggers, Sources: It may be cheesy but one of the best parts about this job is the interaction with our Patch readers and sources. Whether it's getting answers from Gov. Martin O'Malley or County Executive Rushern Baker's offices, the teachers and principals at the local schools or a neighbor on Twitter with a concern it's great to talk to so many friendly people. 2. My job: In a time when we're often writing about unemployment rates and people struggling to get by, I'm …
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
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Help a neighbor in need this Thanksgiving by donating food.
The United Way’s Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) will assist serve over 500 meals and deliver 100 baskets in Prince George’s County with the assistance of your donations of: Donations will be accepted from Nov. 1 – Dec. 21 at LAYC's headquarters at 1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC, Monday through Friday, from 8:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. Valuable Blessings, located in Capitol Heights will hold its annual Thanksgiving Banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and is looking to the community for donations of: To donate, please contact Valuable Blessings at 1-877-575-0018 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Know of another organization collect food donations for the needy this Thanksgiving? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Does political talk go well with turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie? Or does it just make for a dyspeptic holiday?
As you celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holiday this year, consider the the following. The next time you do so, the 2012 presidential election campaign will have just ended. So for those inclined to campaign at the Thanksgiving table, 2011 is it. But is that a good idea? Stories of political arguments ruining holiday gatherings are the stuff of many family legends. Whether you are host or guest, do you favor or dread political conversation over Thanksgiving Dinner? Let us know by voting in our poll and sharing your experiences and your advice here.
Monday, November 21, 2011
POLL: When and how do you travel for the long Thanksgiving weekend?
We’re all thankful for a long holiday weekend coming up, but not so much for the slow or immobile traffic we’re guaranteed to encounter en route to seeing our families. Not this year, you think to yourself. I’m leaving on Tuesday instead of Wednesday. You’re not that tricky. It appears a lot of Marylanders are on to that game. Tuesday is becoming the new Wednesday before Thanksgiving, as far as travel goes, The Baltimore Sun reported Monday. There were 148,475 vehicles that passed through the Fort McHenry Tunnel last year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. That’s only about 9,000 fewer than the next day, and about 21,000 more than an average Tuesday in November, The Sun reported. That’s apparently a statewide trend, experienced at several…
Life might be a highway, but who wants to drive all night long to get home for Thanksgiving?
The 411 for travel this Thanksgiving is safety — and if you want to have smooth sailing along the byways this weekend, be sure to plug into 511, the state’s database for Maryland roads information. You can call 511 or visit www.md511.org to find out about major incidents, delays, estimated travel times and weather conditions. The State Highway Administration also is suspending all non-emergency roadwork on SHA-maintained roadways between 9 a.m. on Nov. 23 and the morning of Nov. 28. Emergency response units will patrol metropolitan interstates in case any motorists are stranded and need help. More than 90 percent of all fatal traffic crashes are preventable, the SHA reported in a press release. Here are some of their tips for holiday …