Archive for November 26th, 2008

Holiday Invite: Thanksgiving on the Net

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!  

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to partake in our feast of Thanksgiving celebrations. Our table is full this year, but we always have room for one more!

To kick off your Thanksgiving preparations, why not brush up on the story of the first Thanksgiving, the freedom-seeking Pilgrims and their very first Thanksgiving feast, complete with the now traditional turkey. You might also be interested to learn about the traditions of Canadian Thanksgiving, which was celebrated last month by our neighbors to the north. And if you’re a trivia buff, or if you just can’t get enough of Turkey Day, then you will definitely want to visit our Did You Know: The Thanksgiving version.

Of course, the real centerpiece of Thanksgiving is your family’s Thanksgiving feast, and Thanksgiving on the Net has plenty of recipes, decorating tips and craft ideas to make your supper extra special.

If you have never roasted a whole turkey before, or if your bird is always a little on the dry side, you will definitely want to read our article on How to Prepare the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey. And if you are searching for some new culinary traditions, you just might find inspiration in our countdown of the Top Seven Stuffing Recipes to be Grateful For.

Whatever your fancy this Thanksgiving, we know you will find something delicious over at Thanksgiving on the Net. We can’t wait to see you.

Thanksgiving will be celebrated Thursday November 27, 2008.

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

 

President-Elect Obama & Family Visit Food Bank on Thanksgiving Eve

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

On Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, President-Elect Barack Obama, joined by his wife and daughters, visited a local food bank and helped pass out food to those in need.

When asked why he brought along his daughters – he replied: “I want them to learn the importance of how fortunate they are and to make sure they’re giving back. The President-Elect also encouraged Americans to do whatever they can to help those in need.

Afterwards the Obamas visited a nearby school to the delight of the elementary school aged students and their teachers.

Wow! A President that actually cares about his fellow citizens! Its going to be a pleasure to watch this family over the coming years!

 

President Pardons Thanksgiving Turkeys

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Today President Bush “pardoned” 2 turkeys at the National Thanksgiving Turkey Ceremony. Pumpkin and Pecan were pardoned at the annual Thanksgiving White House ceremony.

After the ceremony the turkeys were taken to Disney World and will take part in the DW Thanksgiving parade. They will the remainders of their lives in the park.

BTW – Did you know that these turkeys were raised especially for this ceremony? And that the “spares” (who were not pardoned) will wind up as “turkey sandwiches” at Subway? Its true!

White House photo: Joyce N. Boghosian.

Happy Thanksgiving – Beautiful Interpretation of George Winston’s Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

With one day to go – how about some beautiful Thanksgiving music to help get you in the holiday spirit. While browsing through Youtube I came across this really nice version of “Thanksgiving,” the first track from the George Winston holiday album “December.”

I have been a fan of George Winston’s “December” album (long before CDs!). Its always one of the first CDs I play every holiday season. And its always playing in the background for our annual holiday party. I can’t say how much I love this music. Its amazing its over 20 years since the album was released! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Countdown to Thanksgiving 2008 (T-1): Another Top 7 Stuffing (and Dressing) Recipes to Be Thankful

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Countdown to Thanksgiving:
Top #1 Stuffing (and Dressing) Recipe to Be Thankful


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re continuing our countdown to the holiday with our top holiday recipes.

I think most people will agree that it wouldn’t be Turkey Day without, well, turkey! And of course, even the most succulent turkey needs a little help from its side dish friends. For some that means sweet potato pie, for others, it’s green bean casserole or mashed potatoes. But the true companion for turkey is, undoubtedly, the stuffing. Now whether you call it stuffing or dressing, one thing is for sure: Everyone at your table will want you to pass some more of it!

If your stuffing is a little lacking, or if you just want to spice up your Thanksgiving table with a new recipe, why not check out one of our top 7 Stuffing (and Dressing) Recipes from our recipe site – Holiday Eats.

#1. Cajun Rice Dressing
By now, you may have realized our penchant for the picante at Holidays on the Net. But this outstanding Cajun classic is a favorite of our readers, too, earning it the highest marks in our Thanksgiving recipe box. Why not give it a try this Thanksgiving?

Ingredients
2 Tbsp. cooking oil
1 lb. ground beef
4 cups cooked white rice
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 clove minced garlic
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cups beef broth
Salt and black pepper (to suit taste)

Directions

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    You can find all of these recipes, and much, much more at Holiday Eats, our holiday recipe site.

    (November 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  The Birthday of Charles Schulz

    Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

    11262-006cb.jpgCharles Schulz (cartoonist-Peanuts)
    One of America’s most influential cartoonists, the late Charles Schulz is most famous for his comic strip “Peanuts” and its beloved characters including Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Pig Pen and of course Snoopy.

    Along with the comic strip Schulz also created 2 of the best television holiday specials ever – “A Charlie Brown Christmas ” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”.

    Today is a special day for us “Charlie Browniacs” and join us as we celebrate with a little music, specifically what has become the signature tune of the Peanuts TV specials – “Linus and Lucy.” Here is a nice interpretation of the tune by the group The Divine Comedy. Enjoy.

    Links:
    Snoopy.com (official Peanuts website)
    Charles Schulz / Snoopy’s Home
    Wikipedia: Charles M. Schulz

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