Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here's the forecast for your (hopefully) long holiday weekend.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! The Plum-Oakmont area is expected to have a warm, sunny day this Thanksgiving. If you're going shopping or playing in a Turkey Bowl this weekend, however, bundle up and pack an umbrella. Here's the weekend forecase from the National Weather Service: _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Patch brings you a list of Thanksgiving-themed films to view from the cozy comfort of your couch. Laugh, cry and give thanks for video verification that other people's families are every bit as quirky—if not more so—than yours.
You're stuffed, and the tryptophan is kicking in. You're beat from battling for all those Black Friday bargains. You just can't face those lines yet for Silver Linings Playbook or Red Dawn. Your couch may be calling, but some members of your family are likely to be clamoring soon for entertainment alternatives to football. Why not keep the spirit of the day alive with a stock of Thanksgiving-themed films to watch in the cozy comfort of home sweet home? Christmas may be tops in holiday movies, but Thanksgiving isn't far behind in providing cinematic backgrounds or plot twists. Patch brings you a list of films about other people's Thanksgivings that should satisfy your need to laugh, cry, warm your heart—and give thanks that other families …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Several major retailers are planning to open their doors as early as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Will you be waiting in line?
With each passing year, it seems Black Friday begins earlier and earlier—6 a.m., then 5 a.m., then 4 a.m. This year, Black Friday is actually starting on Thanksgiving Thursday. Walmart has announced it will open its doors at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, its best deals will be for TVs, a Nook tablet, a Nikon camera and an Xbox 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop bundles. …
I'm going to make this pie for Thanksgiving this year!
I am known for my delicious apple pies in my family, so that's what I am going to be making for Thanksgiving this year! I've been trying to reduce the amount of sugar in my desserts for a while, and I decided to try it out with my apple pie a few weeks ago. I substituted sugar for Splenda, and it's was still really tasty. I couldn't tell the difference, and neither could my mom or sister. I first learned how to make apple pie in my high school foods class, and I've been tweaking it ever since. I hope you enjoy this recipe! Ingredients: For crust (or you can buy unbaked pie shells) 2/3 cup and 1 tbsp. shortening 2 cups of flour 1 tsp. of salt 5 tbsp. ice water For filling 3 large apples sliced (you might need more) 1/4 cup of Splenda …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
A fast and easy recipe.
It's time to use our Thanksgiving leftovers to the fullest! This recipe, which I found at www.allrecipes.com, is a great way to use your turkey in a creative manner. Enjoy! Ingredients: What you do:
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Editor Heidi Dezayas gives thanks this Thanksgiving.
Today is Thanksgiving, the day where people everywhere are eating turkey, stuffing, yams and pumpkin pie until they find themselves in a food-induced coma. Normally, I'd be right there with them. This year, however, I'll be carb counting, substituting mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes with veggies, passing on the stuffing and pies, testing my blood sugar levels and giving myself insulin before each meal. This Thanksgiving, I am a diabetic. Exactly one month ago, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (previously known as juvenile diabetes). I—a healthy, active 25-year-old who never got more than one cold each year—now have a chronic disease that requires me to prick and poke myself with needles and see blood on a daily basis (did I …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Flying during the Thanksgiving holiday? Be sure to read the Pittsburgh International Airport's checklist first.
Before you catch your holiday flight, check out the Pittsburgh International Airport's tips to make your time in the terminal as painless as possible.
The school's student council organized the food drive to benefit the Verona United Methodist Church food pantry.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Verner Elementary School Student Council held a Thanksgiving food drive for the Verona United Methodist Church's food pantry. Each family was asked to donate five canned goods/nonperishable items. In celebration of the students' great efforts to support community members, they will go to school today, Nov. 23, dressed in pajamas. Happy Thanksgiving from the students at Verner Elementary.
Monday, November 21, 2011
I came across this Thanksgiving decoration on East Railroad Avenue in Verona. It gave me quite the chuckle! How could you not laugh at it?
Sunday, November 20, 2011
You can't go wrong with this classic.
Thanksgiving is in a few short days, and it wouldn't be complete without a pumpkin pie for dessert. Every year, I make a Libby's Pumpkin Pie. OK, maybe I make more than one, but they're so delicious and really easy to make. I prefer to make my pie crust from scratch, but for simplicity's sake, this recipe uses an already-made crust. Here's the recipe. What you need: What you need to do: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in a small bowl. 3. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. 4. Pour into pie shell. 5. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Then, reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until an inserted knife …