Wednesday, November 21, 2012
AAA South predicts little change in travel patterns and the National Weather Service says temperatures will drop by the weekend.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
About 1.2 million people across the state of Georgia, including Alpharetta and Milton residents, will travel 50 or more miles away from home for the holiday weekend, according to AAA South. That's just a sliver of the projected 43.6 million people who are expected to travel around the country between Wednesday and Sunday to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving. That's 0.7 percent higher than the 43.3 million people who traveled last year. The majority of those people, 9.1 million, are expected to travel by car while another 3.1 million are expected to travel by air this year. The remaining, 1.3 million people, are expected to take some other means of transportation such as trains or buses. Holiday travel by car is half a percentage …
Monday, November 19, 2012
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
Monday, November 19, 2012
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. All these stores offer all the ingredients for a complete Thanksgiving dinner. Natural Foods Warehouse has most of the ingredients, and all are organic. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can try any of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. If you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these! Just the name of this recipe makes my mouth water. An Allrecipes.com user contributes this Greek …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Whether it's family, friends, good health or something else, what gives today meaning for you?
On this day of no school, no work and football games, plus a feast fit for a king (or queen), maybe it's time we set aside all of that to recognize what Thanksgiving us supposed to be about. I find myself thankful to be in fairly good health, especially considering my diet and lack of exercise. Sure, I could lose a few (dozen) pounds, and today's dinner at a friend's house isn't going to help any. I'm thankful to have that friend, and even a few others! More than that, I'm thankful that I have a good job, and it's one I not only enjoy doing, but in which I have fun most of the time. Plus my coworkers are a great group of people. There's a lot of people out there who just wish they had a job. And in this job I get to meet a lot of new …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Alpharetta moms tell about magical elves, shopping events with family as well as big holiday dinners and hope you will share your traditions as well.
Every week a group of Alpharetta, Milton moms gets together to discuss a parenting topic. With Thanksgiving here, this week, we thought we would toss around ideas on traditions and all of that left over food. We would love to hear your family traditions as well. leave us a note in the comments section and tell us what you do on Thanksgiving. Q: What are your Thanksgiving traditions and what do you do with all of your leftover food from the day? A: Turkey Sandwiches! We buy an extra large turkey just so we have plenty of leftovers. We use fresh white bread, sliced turkey leftovers, one heaping tablespoon of each: cranberry sauce, stuffing and Dukes Mayonnaise. -Patti Silva A: My husband and I always have a house full at Thanksgiving. Our …
Third Annual Alpharetta Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service Hosted by St. James United Methodist Church
St. James United Methodist Church was the site of a multi-denominational Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday. The service was conducted by clergy from local churches> It featured children's, adul, and handbell choirs. The offering from the service goes to support North Fulton Community Charities.
Monday, November 21, 2011
These activities make great gifts and family traditions and you may even have most or all of the needed items already at home.
Thanksgiving time is filled with travel, visits with family and friends and excitement as it kicks off the holiday season. Whether you are traveling and need a hostess gift or are looking for a creative table centerpiece for your own dinner, don't overlook the craftiness of your own kids. They are home from school, most likely bored and would probably have a great time doing some of these activities. Who knows, maybe they will turn into family Thanksgiving traditions. Baking is a great winter activity and doing it for Thanksgiving is perfect because you can make a lot in little time. Using this recipe and some fun cookie cutters allows the kids to help decorate shaped cookies that do not spread out or look weird after cutting and baking …
Here is a list of store hours beginning on Thanksgiving Day for all of you deal seeking shoppers.
Black Friday is this coming Friday and for all of you diehard deal seekers, this is your favorite shopping day of the year. The deals will be great as will the crowds. Grab those jackets and coffee to stay awake and get shopping. Black Friday is the official kick off to the holiday shopping season. Here is a list of the stores in Alpharetta that will be opening early that we have found so far. If you know of others, please add them below in the comments section. Thanksgiving Day Old Navy is open Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. It reopens at midnight after Thanksgiving. Clothes for the whole family will be on sale. Michaels is open from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving with sales on crafts, holiday decor and home items. Toys R Us…
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
HoneyBaked plans to sell 7.99 million pounds of Thanksgiving ham and turkey in Georgia alone.
In November and December HoneyBaked will sell more than 7 million pounds of turkey and ham, according to the company's retail marketing manager. Such a statistic seems excessive but according to Melissa Pumphrey, but this is only the average number of expected sales. And don’t forget about those oh-so-important Thanksgiving side dishes. Pumphery says HoneyBaked’s potato side dishes are the customer favorites. “Our potatoes are huge,” she said. “We sell, between mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes soufflé and potatoes a gratin, more than 275,630 pounds. Our potato sides are definitely the most popular, especially our sweet potato soufflé.” Last but certainly not least comes the desserts. Pumphery told us that during this sales period …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Whether you want a heat and serve Thanksgiving dinner or to create it all yourself, now is the time to get shopping.
Thanksgiving is next week and if you are hosting the dinner, it is time to get busy. If you are planning in getting your dinner pre-made so ll you have to do is heat it up, call and place this order right away. You want to be sure you can get exactly what you want with the pick up time you need. You will not be able to just show up and pick up a fully cooked meal without placing an order. If you are cooking, there are some great deals this week on the items you will need. Be quick and do not wait until next week. these deals are good through Wednesday. if you wait, expect to pay more for your holiday meal. Here are the best deals I found so far in Alpharetta for Thanksgiving dinner. Harry's Whole Foods Market has heat and serve meals …