STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHAN KNUTSON Thanksgiving on the combine
In my days as a farm kid, I fed cattle, or worked with them in some way, on every holiday during the year. On a few Thanksgivings, in years that the cattle were still in fall pasture, I used an axe to... Posted on 11/29/13 at 1:57 PM
THE FLENSBURG FILES: TRAVELS AND EXPERIENCES GATHERED OF A FORMER MINNESOTAN Black Friday- The Start of Christmas Shopping
Thanksgiving in America: A day of giving thanks. A day of spending time with family and friends. A day of feasting on turkey, stuffing and the like and watching football. A day to go shopping.
SHOPP... Posted on 11/29/13 at 4:15 AM
THE NEW FORTY Attitude of gratitude...
I would like to extend my thanks to all the readers of The New Forty today for their support and contribution to this blog and to me personally. To you, dear readers, I extend my warmest wishes for a ... Posted on 11/28/13 at 10:22 AM
ASTRO BOB Comet ISON on Thanksgiving Day - Will we see it?
Perihelion Day. Will the comet get baked and devoured by the sun like so much turkey or will it survive? Once upon a time Comet ISON was faint, frozen and far away. Back in January, when I first saw... Posted on 11/28/13 at 9:30 AM
NEW YORK — Best Buy is the latest retailer to open up earlier on Thanksgiving Day this year. The Minneapolis-based electronics chain will open at 6 p.m. nationwide on Nov. 28, much earlier than last year's midnight openings.
BISMARCK – When families come together for the holidays, there’s sure to be favorite memories and traditions.
We asked you to share some of your favorites and received both humorous and poignant responses.
When I was a practicing Realtor in Grand Forks, I found this recipe 27 years ago tacked to the wall in an old vacant Red River Valley farmstead kitchen. I don’t even know who Uncle Ben is, but I sure do like his delicious spinach, especially at our Thanksgiving dinner or during the busy Christmas holiday season when I’m entertaining.
Some may spend a bunch of worry on the holiday turkey, but really, what part of the Thanksgiving meal can make or break the turkey, the potatoes and the dressing? It’s the gravy, baby. I pulled out my cookbooks, experimented and came up with something fabulous.
For me, Thanksgiving is inevitably too much, too rich, too frenzied. Even when there were only four of us, my mother used to get up at 5:30 on Thanksgiving morning to start cooking, huffing and puffing all the way, ’til my father revved up his electric carving knife and dinner was served.
Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
, November 23, 2011
WASHINGTON — With a wave of his hand, President Barack Obama on Wednesday gave two plump turkeys a Thanksgiving reprieve, noting that without his intervention, "they'd end up next to the mashed potatoes and stuffing."
When Thanksgiving rolls around, most cooks just want to know how to pull off this most intimidating dinner of the year. Years ago, I came up with this plan of attack. I reread it every year, and offer it herewith to you.
Erica Marcus, McClatchy Newspapers
, November 22, 2011
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