Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving Day is upon us. What is your favorite food on the dinner table?
Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated for centuries here in America. The holiday dates back to 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a harvest feast that has long been acknowledged as the first Thanksgiving. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. The first Thanksgiving meal included wild turkey, waterfowl, venison, fish, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin and squash. Some of those foods continue to be Thanksgiving staples, but over time, the meal has evolved. So tell us, Patch readers, what is your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? Cast your vote in the poll below!
Friday, November 16, 2012
Drivers advised to buckle up, watch their drinking over the holiday.
Editor's note: The following is from press releases issued by the Plainfield Police Department and Will County Sheriff's Department: Thanksgiving can be a dangerous time for motorists, especially unbelted ones — during the day or at night. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Plainfield police are reminding everyone who will be out on the roadways this holiday season to drive carefully and defensively, do not drive impaired and, most importantly, buckle up. To lose a loved one is a terrible thing to experience, especially during the holidays. But to lose one’s life, when it might have been saved by taking two seconds to buckle a seat belt, is truly senseless, Plainfield Traffic Sgt. Eric Munson said in a press release…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Don't let your holiday turn into a disaster; follow these precautions to celebrate safely.
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by the Plainfield Fire Protection District. More home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day than on any other day of the year, according to statics from the National Fire Protection Association. With that in mind, the Plainfield Fire Protection District would like to offer some kitchen fire safety tips to help prevent a cooking fire from ruining your holiday celebration. If you plan to fry your Thanksgiving turkey in a turkey fryer there are some specific turkey fryer safety precautions to keep in mind: For a video and more tips on turkey fryer safety please visit this UL webpage: http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/offerings/perspectives/consumer/productsafety/turkeys/. For more …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on these Thanksgiving fun facts.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Every week leading up to Thanksgiving Patch will share tips and ideas to help you plan for the perfect holiday.
If the food website Epicurious is to be believed, if you didn't start planning for Thanksgiving six weeks before the Nov. 22 feast, you are already behind. (I must be doomed) Not to fret: We're here to share some planning tips leading up to Thanksgiving Day to help you pull off the perfect meal for friends and or family. Thanksgiving is about the food, but it’s also about the kind of meal you hope to serve. Will it be a casual event or more formal? This is decision No. 1, according to Epicurious. Once you’ve nailed down the feel for your Thanksgiving meal, you need to create your invite list and send out invitations. You need to know how big that turkey needs to be, right? In Plainfield, you can find invitations and stationery for all your…