Thursday, November 22, 2012
Patch goes looking for the best of the bunch.
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and your house is bursting at the seams with visiting relatives. You’ve got to get them out and get some fresh air, but where would you go? Good thing the Twin Cities have a ton of great places to enjoy with your family. Christmas in the 1970s exhibit Relive the holidays in the Disco Era with a visit to this new exhibit at the Fridley Historic Center. It features a boy's bedroom (complete with Farrah Fawcett poster), a living room decked out for Christmas (with a faux-brick fireplace) and more. Free. Saturdays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.; Tuesdays, 2–4 p.m., through Dec. 18. The Bakken Museum For the kid who loves to touch everything, there’s Minneapolis’ Bakken Museum. Tucked away in a mansion on Lake Calhoun, the …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Many shops are closed on Thanksgiving Day...but not all.
Many Southwest Minneapolis stores, coffee shops, and restaurants are closed on Thanksgiving, but not all. Patch has compiled a list of shops where you can pick up a few last-minute supplies, or grab a cup of coffee and time away from the family. Looking for other local businesses that are open today? Click here. Grocery Stores Coffee Shops and Cafes Restaurants
Holidays can stress us out. A lot. Four local psychologist give tips to help.
For some families, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other holidays like it are wonderful events, filled with more bright nostalgia than a Norman Rockwell painting. For the rest of us, there’s therapy. To help you through those difficult parts of your holiday weekend, Patch surveyed four Southwest Minneapolis psychologists and therapists who specialize in family conflict to find out their best tips for surviving a weekend with the folks. Lesson 1) Anticipate what could stress you out, and plan ahead. Holidays can stress us out. A lot. Whether it’s trying to make a flight on time, get a big dinner on the table, or worrying how you’ll measure up to others’ expectations, sometimes the best thing to do is listen to your anxieties. “We’re hard-wired…
Many city services are also closed Nov. 23.
When Thanksgiving Day hits Minneapolis, much of the city's infrastructure closes for the weekend. Some useful or essential things will still be open, however:
Monday, November 19, 2012
Thanksgiving is almost here, so share your best to-die-for recipe on Patch.
Thanksgiving is full of wonderful food. Pumpkin bread with chocolate chips. Butternut squash ravioli. Toasted cinnamon sugar almonds. Gooey apple pie. From sweet to savory, fall is full of delicious food. And, most of the time, it's the chilly air and Thanksgiving spirit that gets us in the mood to do our own cooking. With the big Turkey Day around the corner, everyone has the handful of go-to family recipes. But why not share one or two of your favorites and, in return, try something new? This week on Patch, we're asking for your help to create a virtual cookbook. Simply upload your recipe with a photo (if you have one) here. It's easy, just click "Add an Announcement." If you have never used Patch before, now's your chance to get started…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Let our Patch Pro answer your cooking questions.
The holidays are almost upon us! With Thanksgiving next week and then a month of parties and celebrations to follow, many of us are about to spend some serious time in the kitchen. Whether you've made a turkey for the past 50 years or it's your first attempt at stuffing, there's always something that can turn a normal dish into an award-wining crowd pleaser. So, go ahead and ask away. What would make your cooking better? Here to help with our Thanksgiving preparations is a "Patch Pro"— a local chef who has agreed to answer your questions about cooking in the comments section below. Meet our expert: • Executive Chef Kevin Petroske has been with Redstone American Grill for eight years, specializing in upscale American fare. He takes …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Food ideas for people whose Turkey Day involves zero turkeys.
In six days all of us will be scrambling to the in-law's, the store for some last minute cranberry sauce or to the kitchen to check on the bird every five minutes. The best meal of the year, fit for kings and gluttons, is centered around meat. Not all of us, for varying reasons, choose to eat meat, though. What is one supposed to prepare for those who don't eat turkey on Turkey Day? The answer is easy, and the options are unlimited. Whether you're cooking for a vegetarian guest, or are a vegetarian yourself, Patch helps you out this week with five tasty recipes for a vegan/vegetarian Thanksgiving. 1. Tofurky: Funny sounding name, seriously tasty substitute. What you need: 1 Tofurky Roast (can be frozen), 1 can cranberry sauce (chunky or …
Have a dish that's to die for? Let other Patch readers know your secret.
The holiday season is upon us, which for many means a time of great meals with the ones we love. And great meals start with great recipes, passed down from generation to generation. These family cooking traditions bring people together during the holidays. Patch editors and readers from across Minnesota have rounded up a few of their favorite family recipes, which we are sharing with you. If you have a great holiday recipe of your own to share, please post it in the comments section below. You can also add a photo of your delicious dish by clicking on the "submit photo" button below. Happy holidays, from all of us at Patch. *** Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix pumpkin with brown sugar, vanilla and spices, blend well. Mix in yogurt. Fold in Cool Whip …
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Haven't gotten all the components of your family's big meal yet? Not to worry—these neighborhood shops offer many last-minute options that will make tomorrow's dinner great.
Editor's note: Unfortunately, most grocery stores aren't open on Thanksgiving Day. But on Thanksgiving Eve, our writer found holiday treats at a couple longstanding Southwest institutions. It's right before the biggest eating holiday of the year and you've got to come up with an amazing meal for your family—what to do? If you live in Southwest Minneapolis, never fear, because several places still have turkeys, prepared foods and other delicious holiday entrée options. Brian Knopik of Finer Meats on Nicollet Ave. between 37th and 38th Streets told me this morning that they still had three fresh Snowland turkeys in stock, in addition to a selection of tasty house-smoked bacon, ham and other meats. "Call ahead to make sure we still have …