Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Have you chosen the wine for your meal yet? Need tips on cooking your turkey? We have tips to help you out.
As that turkey is thawing and you are anticipating throwing together one of the biggest meals of the year, you may need a drink. Wine is a good option. Speaking of wine, have you decided what you will pair your dinner with this Thanksgiving? When it comes to choosing a wine for the Thanksgiving feast, Beaujolais Nouveau or Beaujolais traditionally have been paired with turkey, wine aficionados' say. Glen Ellyn’s Cabernet & Company began selling Beaujolais Nouveau last week. Beaujolais is a simple wine that pairs nicely with turkey because of the fruit. Other wines that go well are Pinot Noir, along with Riesling and Gewurztraminer. What you serve for your main course this holiday will influence the wine you choose, whether you serve a …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thanksgiving is next week. We share some local and online resources to help cooks feel comfortable preparing the meal.
Cooking the Thanksgiving Day turkey has led to anxiety for many a cook planning to prepare what is often thought of as the quintessential holiday meal. Will the turkey be too dry? Should you brine? To stuff or not to stuff: That is the question. The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, which is based in Naperville, has more than 50 professionally trained home economists and nutritionists on hand to answer more than 100,000 questions between November and December. They are already hard at work to answer cook’s questions. Locally, cooks can find some assistance at Marcel’s Culinary Experience, where —while supplies last — cooks can get a booklet offering tips and pre-cooking checklists, recipes for the turkey, side dishes, deserts and a shopping …
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on these Thanksgiving fun facts.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Every week leading up to Thanksgiving Glen Ellyn Patch will share tips and ideas to help you plan for the perfect holiday.
If the food website Epicurious is to be believed, if you haven’t already started planning for Thanksgiving six weeks before the Nov. 22 feast, you are already behind. (I must be doomed) Not to fret, we are here to share some planning tips leading up to Thanksgiving Day to help you pull off the perfect meal for friends and or family. Thanksgiving is about the food, but it’s also about the kind of meal you hope to serve. Will it be a casual event or more formal? This is decision No. 1, according to Epicurious. Once you’ve nailed down the feel for your Thanksgiving meal, you need to create your invite list and send out invitations. You need to know how big that turkey needs to be, right? Local stationary shop Papier Girl has invitations …