Friday, November 23, 2012
Let everyone see just how hard you worked!
Friday, November 23, 2012
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, 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 login to your user account and click on the white and green button at the top of this article. Happy holidays, Prince George's County!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Share your best recipes for the day after.
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.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
County announces Thanksgiving 2012 schedule for government, landfills, transit.
Prince George's County government officials have released its Thanksgiving holiday schedule. Most county offices will be closed on both Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 22, and Black Friday, Nov. 23. The Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources, however, will only be closing its landfills, hazardous waste and recycling centers on Thanksgiving day before re-opening for normal service on Black Friday. Also, TheBus, the countywide bus-transit system, will be closed on Thanksgiving before re-opening most of its routes on Black Friday. The only routes that won't be running on Friday, Nov. 23 are routes 51, 51-extended, 52 and 53, all of which service county government buildings. Service returns to normal on Monday, Nov. 26. …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Washington Redskins will hand out food to feed 3,500 Prince George's needy families this Thanksgiving today at FedEx Field.
For the tenth year, The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation will provide a Thanksgiving meal for 3,500 needy Prince George's County families Tuesday as a part of their annual Harvest Feast. The foundation teamed up with Harris Teeter, a DC-area grocer, several Redskin alumni, the Hogettes, Santa and more than 200 volunteers to hand out 3,500 turkeys and food baskets. The families had to pre-register and qualify to receive the food. The event is not open to the public. The Redskins have passed out over 818,600 pounds of packaged and fresh food and 285,500 pounds of turkey to families in need since 2003. The children in attendance will get meet Santa and receive gift bags as well. The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m.
A few ways to give your time on Thanksgiving Day in and around the county.
Looking for ways to volunteer on Thanksgiving? Here are a few opportunities in an around Prince George's County. Click the links for more information and to volunteer. Community Thanksgiving Valuable Blessings Inc., a Prince George's County based organization, is looking for a variety of volunteers for their third annual Community Thanksgiving. The organization has partnered with Bradbury Heights Elementary School in Capitol Heights and they expect to feed 400 to 600 people on Thanksgiving. Hosts, greeters, food servers and table servers are all needed in addition to monetary and food donations. Bring Dinners to DC Seniors in Need The DC-based nonprofit We Are Family coordinated the donation of Thanksgiving turkeys and all the fixings to…
The Prince George's County Fire Department offers these tips to reduce the risk of fire and injury when frying a turkey.
Thinking of going a less traditional route this Thanksgiving and deep frying your bird instead of roasting it? According to the Prince George’s County Fire Department (PGFD), the growing popularity of turkey fryers is cause for concern as they have the potential to cause fires and injuries if not used correctly. If you are deep frying your turkey this Thanksgiving, the PGFD asks that you follow these federal government recommended steps to maximize safety and minimize the risk of fire and injuries: