November 27, 2014

Turkey Lore

Early explorers to the New World quickly acquired a taste for turkey and took birds back to Europe. By the 1500s, turkeys were raised domestically in Italy, France and England…

Thanksgiving Gift Baskets

If you need a nice gift baskets to send to your college student away from home for the holidays, or for your parents or grandparents as a nice holiday treat, then you’ll love the special assortment that we’ve gathered together for you for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Costumes

If you’re looking for costumes for your Thanksgiving Day pagent, then you’ve come to the right place. We have costumes to dress up you or your child as either a Pilgrim or a Native American Indian. Native American Indian Costumes Native American Warrior Adult Made with Leather Look fabric! Indian Warrior Deluxe Large Fight for your indian princess in this high quality costume! Indian Boy Small Make playtime exciting with this Indian costume. Indian Boy Medium Indian Boy Large Running Bull Child Small A great Indian costume, perfect for pageants and plays! Running Bull Child Medium Running Bull Child Large Indian Girl Small Indian Girl Costume. Indian Girl Medium Indian Girl Large Pilgrim Costumes Pilgrim Girl Child Small A lovely pilgrim costume perfect for plays and Thanksgiving. Pilgrim Girl Child Medium Pilgrim Girl Child Large Pilgrim Woman Adult Small A great lady pilgrim at a reasonable price! Pilgrim Woman Adult Medium Pilgrim Woman Adult Large Pilgrim Woman Adult XL Pilgrim Man Adult Large Classic Pilgrim costume great for Thanksgiving & Halloween. Pilgrim Man Adult Plus XL Pilgrim Man Adult Plus 2X ...

Thanksgiving Day

United States citizens realize there’’s more to be thankful for during our Thanksgiving Day celebration. Learn about the history of this important US holiday…

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Autumn Brights Vase – JustFlowers.com This exquisite creation, overflowing with a cornucopia of beautiful, expressive fall flowers is sure to delight. Autumn Beauty Bouquet – JustFlowers.com Send this unique arrangement as a testament of your original taste, and high regard for a special someone. The Warmth of Autumn – JustFlowers.com Make a big statement with this lavish autumnal arrangement of radiant flowers. Autumn Riches Centerpiece – JustFlowers.com An ode to autumn. This lively melange is truly inspiring. Mosaic Fall Wreath – JustFlowers.com Make a scene with this stylish melange of Nature’s autumnal bounty. Grapevine base, salal, oak leaves, rye, morrison, brownii, broom bloom, moss. Cite this… (new...

The Pilgrims in American Culture – Thanksgiving

  Pilgrims in American Culture – Thanksgiving What was the first Thanksgiving really like? The answer is more complicated than you would think.   Plimoth Plantation, the living history museum of 17th century Plymouth, has assembled a collection of primary source documents and articles about the event. These documents include first-hand accounts from Governor William Bradford and Master Edward Winslow, leaders of the Plymouth colony. If you’re looking for the real facts behind the tradition, this is an invaluable resource. Of particular interest: The “First Thanksgiving:” You are the Historian – HIstory Interactive Partakers of Out Plenty the “First Thanksgiving” Meal – Find out what they ate at the first Thanksgiving. Who Attended the 1621 “First Thanksgiving? Source: Plimoth-on-web Cite this… (new...

Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds Helps raise good cholesterol, HDL, and lower bad cholesterol, LDL, because they contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid. Nature’s “happy pills” – contain lots of tryptophan, good for relaxation and sleep, and also glutamate, a precursor of GABA, one of the neurotransmitters that calms the brain. Pumpkin Seeds by Brian Jackson, CT CC by 2.0 Full of magnesium and zinc – Magnesium is hard to come by in the American diet, and a majority of us are deficient in it. Zinc is also a common deficiency. It is important to have enough zinc because it is one of the most important elements in preventing osteoporosis. Contains fiber – which increases the satisfied “full feeling” that keeps you from getting hungry and binge eating. Natural anti-inflammatory – effectively reduces inflammation helping with arthritis. Used in traditional cultures – prevents and treats parasites. Helps prevent kidney stones – prevents calcium oxalate formation.     What about pumpkin itself? It has beta carotene and potassium. Beta carotene, the same B vitamin that is in carrots, is a player in preventing everything from cancer to wrinkles! A cup of pumpkin contains more potassium than a banana – it’s going to have to be a good sized piece of pie to get a cup! Cite this… (new...

Adopt-a-Sailor Provides a Touch of Home on Thanksgiving Day

Michael LelandChicago22 Nov 2001, 03:36 UTCDownload the Michael Leland Report -365kReal Player Required Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It dates back to the 17th century as a celebration of the harvest and blessings of the past year. Thanksgiving has been an official U.S. holiday since 1863 and, traditionally, a day when many Americans try to be with their families. Some people in the Chicago area will set a few extra places at the dinner table Thursday for those who cannot be with their families. Adopt-a-Sailor, the United States Navy’s only training center for new recruits is about 50 kilometers north of Chicago. On Thanksgiving Day, just about all of its 4,000 sailors-in-training will be sitting down to dinner with area families or organizations, thanks to the center’s Adopt-a-Sailor program. Bill Dermody is a spokesman for the Naval Training Center. “It is a real benefit for them,” he said. “They have had no opportunity to go off this base since they set foot here five or six weeks previously. So, this is just extremely out of the ordinary for our recruits. They normally do not see the outside world for nine-and-a-half weeks after they join the Navy. Adopt-a-Sailor began about 50 years ago. This year, with the U.S. military engaged both overseas and at home in the war against terrorism, demand from local families wanting to host a couple of recruits has been great. By last week, all the recruits had already been placed, and the Navy stopped taking requests. It took Olga Ward and her husband from the city of Elgin,...

Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving

Photo courtesy of martha_chapa95/Flickr CC2.0 On the fourth Thursday of every November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Airports and roads are jammed. More than 40 million Americans travel from state to state to celebrate the holiday. On Thanksgiving Day, Americans give thanks for the blessings of the past year. They feast, celebrate, and play games. One woman, Lisa Seligman, who is hosting a large thanksgiving dinner explains, “Everybody in the family: my two sisters, my two brothers and all of their families, we have the traditional turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and vegetables, all the cakes and pies after the turkey dinner. We usually eat kind of late. I think a lot of people here have their turkey dinner at around 3pm in the afternoon or so, earlier in the day. But we always have it a little later like 5pm or so, then dad watches the (American football) game.” In most of the United States, it would not be Thanksgiving dinner without turkey. Food warehouses offer a wide variety of turkey. Children especially love this delicious holiday food. “As a child, I just remember the turkey dinner Mom used to make,” recalls Ms. Seligman. “That was kind of not traditional for the American way of Thanksgiving because mom would make her dressing from her Canadian type dressing from Newfoundland, so ours is always a little different.” The Internet is now jammed with a wide range of sites that offer the ultimate collection of tips, pointers, and suggestions to help you prepare a Thanksgiving feast, whether it is deep fry, roast, grill or smoking a turkey. The biggest Thanksgiving celebration...

Kids- Make Your Turkey With Google

Google, of course, has taken their Google doodles to new heights lately with their wonderful interactive doodles. For Thanksgiving 2011, they created this great interchangeable turkey, and thanks to the Google Museum of doodles, you can still make one. You can randomize your drawing by clicking on the turkey’s wing, or adjust your turkey piece by piece as I did. I chose to make a somewhat geeky turkey who is rollerskating over to see his friends and family on Thanksgiving. See what you can design, and have fun! Click on the “Link” icon below the (e) in Google to get a link to your customized design, and then you can send your favorite to all of your friends. Cite this… (new...

‘Twas the Night of Thanksgiving

Written by C J Beaman My sincere apologies for originally listing this wonderful poem as unknown. We were sent it by email, and could not locate the author in our searches. Our thanks to C J Beaman for allowing us to share this wonderful holiday poem. ‘Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn’t sleep. tried counting backwards; I tried counting sheep. The leftovers beckoned, the dark meat and white, But I fought the temptation with all of my might. Tossing and turning with anticipation The thought of a snack became infatuation. So I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door, And gazed at the fridge full of goodies galore. I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes, Pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes. I felt myself swelling so plump and so round, Till all of a sudden, I rose off the ground! I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky, With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie; But I managed to yell as I soared past the trees, “Happy eating to all… pass the cranberries, please!” © C J Beaman 2005 cjbman1@comcast.net Cite this… (new...
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