Thursday, November 22, 2012
Help create a community collection of gratitude this holiday season.
Thanksgiving is here! I want to know what the users of Northfield Patch are thankful for this year. Tell me and your neighbors in the comment section below. I'll start: Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I would like to extend to you and your family the warmest of Thanksgiving wishes.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Dear Friends, I would like to extend to you and your family the warmest of Thanksgiving wishes. This is a time to reflect on those blessings we enjoy and are thankful for, such as the freedoms we enjoy and the joy of friends and family. As the political landscape changes the one constant that we can all agree on is family. Take time to enjoy and rejoice in your family and those you care most about. I would also ask each of you to take a moment to remember those that are not able to spend Thanksgiving with their loved ones, especially our men and women serving in the military. We owe so much of what we have to be thankful for to these individuals. Please say a special prayer for them this Thanksgiving. I wish you all a safe, happy and …
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Let our Patch Pro answer your cooking questions.
The holidays are almost upon us! With Thanksgiving next week and then a month of parties and celebrations to follow, many of us are about to spend some serious time in the kitchen. Whether you've made a turkey for the past 50 years or it's your first attempt at stuffing, there's always something that can turn a normal dish into an award-wining crowd pleaser. So, go ahead and ask away. What would make your cooking better? Here to help with our Thanksgiving preparations is a "Patch Pro"— a local chef who has agreed to answer your questions about cooking in the comments section below. Meet our expert: • Executive Chef Kevin Petroske has been with Redstone American Grill for eight years, specializing in upscale American fare. He takes …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Is it about the history of the day? Is it about being thankful? Is it that it's the day before they may or may not get some cheap video games? Is it about seeing family?
This week's question: What is it you want your child to think of when he or she thinks of Thanksgiving? Is it about the history of the day? Is it about being thankful? Is it that it's the day before they may or may not get some cheap video games? Is it about seeing family? Let us know what you think. About Parents Talk: Each week in Parents Talk, our Parents Council—a group of parents who work with us to share what matters to them and in turn to other local parents—will take your questions, offer advice and provide solutions. The parents, who have graciously given their time and thoughts, and who you'll see posting their comments on our Parents Talk discussions, are: Pat Allen, Megan Basinger, Frances Boehning and Betsy Gasior.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Have a dish that's to die for? Let other Patch readers know your secret.
The holiday season is upon us, which for many means a time of great meals with the ones we love. And great meals start with great recipes, passed down from generation to generation. These family cooking traditions bring people together during the holidays. Patch editors and readers from across Minnesota have rounded up a few of their favorite family recipes, which we are sharing with you. If you have a great holiday recipe of your own to share, please post it in the comments section below. You can also add a photo of your delicious dish by clicking on the "submit photo" button below. Happy holidays, from all of us at Patch. *** Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix pumpkin with brown sugar, vanilla and spices, blend well. Mix in yogurt. Fold in Cool Whip …
Friday, November 26, 2010
More than 50 meals were delivered to those who could not attend.
Dyani Peterson was thankful for the opportunity to host her parents for the day. On Thursday, the smell of turkey—23 turkeys to be exact—was in the air at Laura Baker Services Association's Millard Hall as families from across the Twin Cities region came together for the 11th annual community Thanksgiving dinner. Peterson was one of many Laura Baker residents and a regular attendee of the annual dinner to host family members. Her parents made the trip to Northfield through snowy weather from their Minneapolis home. The family said they were thankful for their faith and a chance to spend the holiday together. Family, friends and food topped the lists of thanks for many at the event. Lance Stratton, another Laura Baker resident and regular …
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Northfield Patch asks the easy question on Thanksgiving.
Northfield Patch asks Northfielders why Thanksgiving is meaningful this year. Feel free to add responses below in our comment section!
Mayor Mary Rossing talks about why Northfielders should be thankful.
Editor's note: Each week, Mayor Mary Rossing will speak directly to Northfielders about topics ranging from policies to city functions to what you should check out the coming weekend.
Northfield Patch presents answers to commonly asked turkey questions.
I've found myself wondering more about what exactly I'll be eating on Thursday, like what exactly is a turkey? If you've been wondering too, have no fear. Northfield Patch did some digging and found the answers to your burning turkey questions. Why is a turkey called a turkey? The name turkey was originally applied to an African bird now known as the guinea fowl, which was believed to have originated in Turkey, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture. When the Europeans saw the American turkey, they thought it was the same bird. Thus, why the bird is called a turkey. How are turkeys raised? Turkeys are mainly fed corn and soybean meal, along with vitamin and mineral supplements to help them grow healthy. If I buy a fresh turkey for …