Friday, November 23, 2012
Pumpkin pie? Pecan? A little of both? What dessert did you enjoy the most at Thanksgiving dinner?
What did you serve for dessert this Thanksgiving? With so much attention given to the bird, stuffing and cranberry sauce, dessert might be forgotten. However, some families still adhere to old recipes and labor all day to make a homemade pie. Some bakers are becoming really creative in mixing and mashing desserts, such as the Cherpumple, a monster pie-cake with apple, pumpkin and cherries. Medford Patch wants to know what dessert you enjoyed the most this year? Tell us in the comment section below!
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 orupload them as an announcement.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Medford High School Mustangs will take on the Malden High School Golden Tornadoes at 10 a.m. today.
Let everyone see just how hard you worked!
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, Winchester 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, Medford!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Medford High School Mustangs will take on the Malden High School Golden Tornadoes at 10 a.m. Thursday.
On Thanksgiving morning, one of the oldest rivalries in the history of U.S. high school football will be played out at MacDonald Stadium in Malden for an extraordinary 125th time. However, this year old rivalries will meet new media, as alumni, family and friends across the country will be able to watch the action live at 10 a.m. between the Medford High School Mustangs and Malden High School Golden Tornadoes thanks to a first-ever webcast of the game. Made in Medford, the local segment of Comcast’s Project Open Voice, will be streaming the game live on Medford High School’s channel www.madeinmedford.com/medfordhs. Part of Comcast’s Project Open Voice, Made in Medford, is dedicated to exploring new and innovative ways that local …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A turkey can't just sit alone on the table. Here are some recipes for Thanksgiving's most popular side dishes.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
What would a turkey be on Thanksgiving without its faithful side companions? Often more popular than the turkey itself is stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and other favorites that are staples of the food coma-inducing meal. Try one of the recipes below to bring a new taste to your Thanksgiving feast. 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 cool for a bit, …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Here are some tips from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to make your Thanksgiving travel a little easier.
Will you be driving on Thanksgiving night? If so, you can snag a free cup of joe courtesy of the state. And if you're hitting the Turnpike on Wednesday afternoon, you can also get on I-90 (for one hour) without having to pay the toll. Free coffee will be served at all 18 Massachusetts Department of Tranportation (MassDOT) service plazas between 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night until 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov 23, courtesy of McDonalds, Burger King and Gulf. Meanwhile, Plymouth Rock Assurance will sponsor free tolls at the Allston-Brighton interchange on I-90 from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. Thanksgiving holiday traffic is expected to be at its peak on Tuesday, Nov. 20, Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 25, according to MassDOT. To avoid…
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their C.A.R.E program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," said Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben. "We just want to make sure they are being safe and responsible…
Start your Thanksgiving day by marinating in a mindful yoga and meditation class in Medford.
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
Monday, November 19, 2012
There are many ways to cook everyone’s favorite holiday bird. Each family has its own special technique for cooking a turkey, whether it's using an old family recipe, adding a secret ingredient or shopping at a certain store in town that helps make the turkey taste all the better. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can try any of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. If you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these! Just the name of this recipe makes my mouth water. An Allrecipes.com user contributes this Greek take on turkey, which combines ground beef and pork with tangerine juice, rice and other ingredients for an in-bird stuffing. This one requires no pre-made …