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
The American Automobile Association estimates that 882,700 Marylanders will travel 50 miles or more Thanksgiving weekend.
Hitting the road this Thanksgiving? You're not the only one. The American Automobile Association estimates that 882,700 Marylanders will travel 50 miles or more Thanksgiving weekend—less than a half-percent increase from last year. Over 90 percent of travelers will travel by automobile. And what do they plan to do after reaching their destination? You guessed it—visiting friends and family, eating and shopping, according to the AAA. This could add congestion to the major roadways serving Bowie residents, namely Interstate 95 and Route 50. Check this article for traffic updates or follow the map on the Patch Commute page. The Maryland State Highway Administration urges drivers to call 511 or visit md511.org for traffic updates. …
As the editor of Bowie Patch, I have much to be thankful for, but I've narrowed it down to five.
I've been the official editor of Bowie Patch for almost three months, and in the past several weeks, as I've gotten to know this fair city, I am thankful for so much. To save you a little reading time, I've narrowed the list down to five of the things I appreciate most about Bowie. So, thank you Bowie, for making my job so awesome. Have a happy holiday.
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.
Help a neighbor in need this Thanksgiving by donating food to the Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry, or to a county-wide collection drive.
The Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry is putting together dinner baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They request donations of the following items: Note: Individuals and groups may also put together holiday baskets for donation to the Pantry 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 …
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:
Sunday, November 18, 2012
A turkey can't just sit alone on the table. Here are some recipes for Thanksgiving's most popular side dishes.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
What would a turkey be on Thanksgiving without its faithful side companions? Often more popular than the turkey itself, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and other favorites are staples of the food coma-inducing meal. Try one of the recipes below to bring a new taste to your Thanksgiving feast. Roasted Winter Squash Gauge the amount of squash you’ll need by allowing 1 small squash (acorn and butternut are good choices) for every four people. Cut each squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Brush sides and inner cavity with olive oil and place flesh-side down on a lightly-oiled baking sheet. Roast for approximately 45 minutes or until flesh is very soft and easy pulls away from the skin. After removing squash from oven, let …