Sunday, November 18, 2012
A cheesy potato casserole and delicious cranberry sauce are sure to light up your Thanksgiving dinner table.
It’s time for Thanksgiving, my favorite time of the year! Not only do you get to see family, but the food is plentiful and delicious. If your family is anything like mine, there are multiple side dishes to choose from to accompany the all important turkey. Everything from green bean casserole to sweet potato pie has been served at our table and now, I would like to share some fantastic side dish recipes that may become a part of your Thanksgiving tradition. Ingredients Cheesy Potato Casserole 3 lbs red potatoes, sliced 1 lb broccoli, chopped 1 10.75 oz can cream of chicken 1 cup sour cream ½ lb ham, sliced 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp black pepper 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp basil ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated ½ cup Asiago, grated ½…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Local food pantries struggling to keep up with the demand this holiday season.
For food pantries across Northern New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy dealt a double blow: It increased the number of families in need of assistance and shortened the span between Halloween (which Gov. Chris Christie moved to Nov. 5) and Thankgsiving, which comes early this year. Prior to the storm, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey reported more than 960,000 residents of Northern New Jersey are food insecure, meaning at times they lack access to enough food to maintain an active, healthy life. The Community Food Bank is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive this Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9am to 2pm at the following locations: Morris County Passaic County Sommerset County
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Taking "thanksgiving" literally.
If the headline of this week's Parents Talk Q&A column looks familiar, that's understandable. We posed the same question two weeks ago as Chatham and Madison families spent their time recovering from power outages in the area. But since Thursday is Thanksgiving, we thought it might be worth posing the question again. Every year in my family we used to go around the table and say something we were grateful for. When I was very young, I was usually still pretty grateful that the shine had barely had time to come off of my birthday presents when Christmas time came around (hey, I was a kid. I liked gifts.) When I was 11, I was grateful that my grandmother moved closer to my family home in California. A couple of years later, my uncle and his …
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Our favorites in each category.
Over the last couple of weeks, we received a number of interesting and delicious Thanksgiving recipes from Patch readers. We are excited to finally be able to unveil our favorites in each category! We chose an entree, side, and dessert from our reader-submitted entree, and have also added a beverage that we think would be the star of any Thanksgiving soiree. Happy holidays, and enjoy all of the turkey! Entree - Justin Villamor Herb Roasted Turkey Breast Originally seen on the Food Network. Directions Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Oil a roasting pan and set it aside. Put the onion into the bowl of a mini food processor. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the zest from the lemon in thin strips. Add the lemon zest to the food processor and…
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Send in your favorite recipes for Thanksgiving to Patch!
With Thanksgiving ahead, Chatham Patch wants you to answer one very important question: What are you going to cook? This November, Chatham Patch is looking to celebrate the local flavors, traditions and food culture of the Chatham community. What is your secret to the creamiest mashed potatoes? Which is the best way to cook a turkey? Cranberry sauce: canned or homemade? We want to know what you do each year that makes the holiday season uniquely yours, and uniquely Chatham. In the coming weeks, we'll ask you to send us some of your favorite holiday recipes for several different categories, including entrees, sides, and desserts and beverages. Send in the name of the recipe, a detailed set of instructions and where the recipe originated (…