Thanksgiving is over, but chances are you still have some leftovers hanging out in your fridge or freezer. What should you do with this yummy food? The possibilities are truly endless, but I have compiled a list of some of my favorite post-Thanksgiving day recipes from some of my foodie favorites. Leftover Stuffing Leftover stuffing is one of my favorite items because it is so versatile. However, Sunny Anderson from the Food Network takes stuffing leftovers to a whole new level with her ... Continue Reading
Some yummy recipes that incorporate your leftover stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, and gravy this year.
Consider adopting some of these green tips to help make your Thanksgiving feast more environmentally-friendly.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and you are probably rushing around making any last minute preparations. However, in all the chaos consider adopting some of these green tips to help green up your Thanksgiving feast. Roasting Pan You've probably made plans to get your bird in the oven tonight or early tomorrow morning. Instead of using disposable roasting trays, consider purchasing or borrowing a traditional roasting pan. It may not seem like a big deal, but if everyone in the US used a disposable ... Continue Reading
Ensure your Thanksgiving meal and leftovers are fully enjoyable without a trip to the urgent care.
With a meal the size of Thanksgiving you can almost bet there will be some leftovers. As tasty as these snacks and second meals can be, you should take caution to ensure the food is stored correctly. Traditionally hospitals say they see a spike in food poisoning cases around Thanksgiving and the week following. The way in which a Thanksgiving meal is prepared makes it more prone to harboring bacteria than the typical meal. However, there is good news! With these tips you can ensure your ... Continue Reading
Learn the difference between the different types of turkey available for your Thanksgiving feast.
With Thanksgiving just over a week away it's time to start making those turkey purchases or pre-orders. Whether you are purchasing a conventional frozen turkey, or considering pre-ordering an already thawed heritage variety, what does this all mean? It can be tricky trying to decide when it may be appropriate to pay a little more for a certain type of labeled turkey. As a proponent of a more eco- and animal-friendly farming practices we purchase and pre-order a free range, heritage turkey. ... Continue Reading
Fun crafty projects to decorate your home this autumn and Thanksgiving holiday.
The stores have already got their holiday displays up. You may already be working your way through your holiday gift list. Before the hustle and bustle really settle in, why not make the month of November a time to celebrate the things for which we are thankful? With a little time and energy, and perhaps even the help of a crafty and willing child, create some projects to boost your thankfulness during the season. There are a variety of fairly simple craft projects you can create - ... Continue Reading
Change up your traditional Thanksgiving dishes with these healthier options.
The check-out stands at your local grocery store are groaning from the weight of the all the Thanksgiving cooking magazines. Full of gorgeous photos of succulent sides, decadent desserts and a golden brown bird just waiting for you to dive into and devour. Those food photos can beckon you to add one more dessert or butter-topped plate of potatoes to the menu. Moderation is important and you can change up the traditional fare for healthier options. Starters Fall's bounty is full of ... Continue Reading
A calendar of Thanksgiving meal planning – starting two weeks in advance.
Thanksgiving is still a little over two weeks away, but there are some things that you should be doing now to prepare for an amazing feast. Don't get caught off guard trying to find those last minute ingredients - instead follow this Thanksgiving dinner plan. It can really help cut the stress and help you prepare the perfect Thanksgiving feast. 2 Weeks Before Thanksgiving This is when your planning should begin (if it hasn’t already). Thanksgiving may still seem quite some time away, but ... Continue Reading
Ways to teach your kids to give during the holiday season.
The holiday season is by far my favorite time of the year. It's not just the excitement of taking a bite into holiday meals, decorating the perfect tree, or sipping that first cup of hot chocolate with extra marshmallows that bring me pure joy; It's finding new ways to teach my kids how to give. Here are some creative and inexpensive ways your kids (and you too) can give this holiday season: The giving jar. Have your kids throw any loose change they find into a jar throughout the year. ... Continue Reading
Learn more about Cyber Monday and why you should be shopping.
Just about everyone knows about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. People getting up before the sun to get to the stores in hopes of grabbing that unbelievable deal on the must have Christmas list item. Most people I know are Black Friday shoppers, but are you a Cyber Monday shopper too? Cyber Monday is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. The term "Cyber Monday" was coined by Shop.org (a division of the National Retailers Federation) when a spike in sales was noticed ... Continue Reading
Heading to the movies this Thanksgiving? Check out Arthur Christmas, Hugo, or The Muppets.
There are at least two times a year where a family movie day is in order – Thanksgiving and Christmas. My family has made a tradition out of heading to the theater together during the holidays and it’s an event we all look forward to every year. Whether you have the same tradition or you would just like to get out and see a good film, on the day before the Thanksgiving (November 23rd) there are 3 Family-Friendly movies premiering which are perfect for kicking off the Holiday ... Continue Reading