Friday, November 23, 2012
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. At Patch, however, we’d prefer to hear from you! What are your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes? Share them in the comments section or upload them as an announcement.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
What do you think is the best part of the Thanksgiving holiday?
Gathering with family and gobbling up turkey (pun intended) is a great way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. But, if you were hard-pressed to decide, what is your favorite part of Thanksgiving Day? The meal? Your family? The football game? Maybe your family engages in a special tradition every year that makes the day special, or maybe you don't think Thanksgiving is special at all. Let us know in the poll what your favorite part of Thanksgiving is, or if you hate the hubub of Turkey Day! Your favorite part not listed in the poll? Tell us in the comments below what you love or hate about this holiday.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Manalapan Mayor Susan Cohen thank members of Manalapan Township for helping during the fall storms.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A Thanksgiving Thank You from the Manalapan Township Committee: The Mayor and Township Committee would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the volunteers and staff of Manalapan Township during the recent storm emergencies. Rick Hogan our Emergency Management Coordinator and his team worked tirelessly to ensure the residents of Manalapan were safe during the emergency. Dave Richardson, our Health Officer alongside Kim Silverstein and the dedicated volunteers of the Medical Reserve Corp-Community Emergency Response Team (MRC-CERT) ensured that the shelters were up and running for over two weeks and that the needs of the residents were met as soon as possible. Dottie Porcaro and the volunteers that manned the Township emergency …
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
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. Local supermarkets to purchase your turkey include: Wegmans and Stop & Shop in Manalapan. Wegmans is selling pre-made turkeys if you're not the best cook. ShopRite is offering a free turkey for those who have spent $300 by Nov. 22. There are two ShopRites located in Freehold, one at the corner of Route 9 and South Street and one on Route 33 in Freehold Borough. There is also a ShopRite located on Route 9 North in Morganville. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Communities affected by recent storms to receive extra help
With the holiday season getting underway Lowe's has announced that they will be providing free meals to local residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. The company announced that 35 of its stores in New York and New Jersey will be providing more than 22 thousand complete Thanksgiving dinners. The dinners include a fresh roasted turkey or ham, mashed potatoes and gravy along with sweet corn and rolls. Table Talk Pies of Worcester, Mass. also donated more than 43 thousand pies for the meals. In addition to the 500 meals each store will distribute the company also said that all employees of the store will also get a free meal, "as a thank you for their dedication before, during and after the storm," a press release from the company said. The …
Monday, November 19, 2012
These DIY Thanksgiving crafts will lend festive fun to your holiday decor.
Before the turkey is in the oven, the dining room table is set and your family is on their way, making Thanksgiving and fall crafts is a fun way to pass the time. Thanksgiving crafts will keep little hands busy and provide family-friendly fall decor to your home. Try any of these crafts to add fun to your Thanksgiving table. The Monmouth County Library, located at 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan, is holding a Thanksgiving Puzzle Craft on Monday, Nov. 19 at 4:15 p.m. for children in kindergarten and higher. Barnes & Noble, located at 3981 Route 9 in Freehold, is holding a Thanksgiving craft on Tuesday, Nov. 20. "Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit!" by Alyssa Satin Capucilli will be read during storytime at 11 a.m. with crafts to follow. OREO …
Friday, November 16, 2012
There will be two seatings on Thanksgiving Day.
Hartigan's Grille of Englishtown will be working with the Samaritan Center again this year to provide Thanksgiving dinner to families and individuals who are in need of help. The Samaritan Center is a local food pantry that serves Manalapan, Millstone, Englishtown and Marlboro. Diners will enjoy an entirely homemade, fresh Thanksgiving dinner. The Hartigan family will be on site at the restaurant, located at 3 Tennent Avenue in Englishtown, preparing and serving the meals. "The goal is to create a fabulously grandiose feast that embodies the spirit and bounty of Thanksgiving for families that are not able to provide that through their own means," a release issued by restaurant owner George Hartigan said. This year, Hartigan's Grille will …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
It used to be $400. But because of Hurricane Sandy, all you have to do is spend $300 by November 22, and you can get a free turkey for your holiday table.
It's all to help people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. ShopRite has lowered the amount shoppers must spend in order to qualify for a free Thanksgiving turkey, according to Supermarket News. The traditional ShopRite turkeyfest happens once a year. During that time, shoppers who spend a certain amount of money can pick up a free turkey or ham for their Thanksgiving table. This year, the supermarket recognizes that people who were affected by the recent hurricane probably didn't have food shopping on their minds - especially with areas of central New Jersey not having electricity, in some cases, for more than a week. The free turkey threshold was $400. ShopRite has changed that to $300, Supermarket News reports. The promotion, which runs from …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The clients of the Samaritan Center will reap the benefits of food collection from the local middle school and the Yorktowne Club.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Manalapan Englishtown Middle School and members of the Yorktowne Club have collected food for the Samaritan Center, the local food pantry which collects food for needy families in Western Monmouth County. A seventh grade Social Studies teacher at Delta Community at MEMS, Donna Clemente, came up with the idea for students to donate because she wanted students to take part in something charitable. Originally, the food collecting was specific to the Delta Community, but then Clemente approached MEMS Principal Robert Williams about allowing the entire student body to participate. The school faculty promoted the campaign to collect food for the center and the student council and the National Junior Honor Society also embraced the idea. A …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This Thanksgiving anyone without a place to go can be thankful for many places offering free meals and fellowship.
You've lost your job, your home, maybe even your loved ones. What's there to be thankful for this year? Now more than ever churches, community centers, and even one upscale restaurant, are opening their doors on Thanksgiving to offer a free meal and a warm atmosphere to say: You are not alone. On Thursday Langosta Lounge, the popular Mexican restaurant on the boardwalk in Asbury Park known for its sustainable ingredients and artfully prepared meals, will be packed as usual. The only difference is, on this night, all those meals will be handed out free, thanks to owner Marilyn Schlossbach, Pat Sherman of Feeding Friendz, a grassroots effort to support the area's homeless and hungry, and the congregation at Trinity Church in Asbury Park. The…