Happy Turkey Day! Just to make sure that the holiday goes as smoothly as possible for you, we rounded up all of our essential Thanksgiving resources. Below, you can find our favorite appetizers, sides, and desserts, among other things. And be sure to check out our troubleshooting tips if you find yourself in a culinary bind.
What's one to do with all that leftover turkey? You could settle for turkey sandwiches smothered in stuffing and cranberry sauce, or you could make a healthier choice and toss it into a tasty broth for a healthy serving of turkey soup! Got left over celery and carrots? You can toss that stuff in there, too. A filling warm stew, it's the perfect way to wind down the Thanksgiving holiday and take a breather from all that heavy eating.Come check out the yummy recipe.
After you polish off the turkey, stuffing, and everything in between this Thanksgiving, might we suggest a relaxing postfood ritual? Go to a movie! If you're one of the many who will be heading to the theater this long holiday weekend, we have your Thanksgiving movie guide right here. Watch this episode of The Buzz to find out what to see and who you should be taking with you!
With Thanksgiving upon us, you may be bugging about all of the family-filled time about to ensue. Maybe your significant other has spent lots of time with your family in the past, or maybe this is his very first time hanging with everyone. Whether you're nervous, excited, or feeling a little ambivalent at this point, here are five reminders of why you should count your blessings that you're in a solid relationship.
- Quality time together. Holiday time off means you get to spend much-needed quality time together. No need to stress about the regular grind of the workweek. The two of you will have a shot to relax and enjoy each other.
- Tighten your bond. Meeting the family translates to things getting real. Spending the holidays together will only solidify the foundation of your relationship.
- Partner in crime. Since you're not flying solo, you won't need to worry about getting bored! Having your significant other at family holiday functions will only help keep you entertained (and get you out of those obligatory events you just can't handle.)
- Connecting faces to names. Maybe he's been talking about his crazy aunt and uncle for years, but you never were able to put the whole picture together. This holiday is a perfect opportunity to understand the whole landscape of his family situation.
- Help with the small talk. If you've got a family full of chatterboxes, the holidays can definitely be fun but slightly exhausting. With your significant other by your side, you'll be able to share the load of the questions and conversation.
Why are you grateful you're in a relationship this Thanksgiving? Share your thoughts below!
The annual tradition of waiting at airports for hours is under way! Thanks to bad weather on the East Coast, flights have been canceled, and road travel has proven dangerous. And while predictions for the storm's intensity have proven exaggerated, a spokesperson for the National Weather Service says, "The timing of the storm couldn't be worse." If you or your loved ones are stuck at the airport, check out FlightAware's Misery Map for a real-time look at delays and cancellations.
The lethal storm began on the West Coast last week and has moved across the country, turning into a mix of snow, rain, and wind. And it also has a name: Boreas. While grisly travel is a holiday rite of passage, Winter storm Boreas could threaten another Thanksgiving tradition: the parade! Organizers of the the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade say they may need to ground the balloons if the icy storm gets serious. After a Cat in the Hat balloon resulted in life-threatening injuries for a woman in 1997, the city forbade Snoopy and his pals from taking to the sky in winds over 23 mph or gusts over 34 mph.
Whether you're waiting around to board a flight or staying cozy inside, check out some pics of the craziness now.
We're putting our own celeb-centric spin on the Thanksgiving holiday by rounding up the moments that we're giving special thanks for in 2013. Between a royal birth, big engagement, fresh new music, and hot celebrity crushes, there was a ton to be grateful for, but somehow we were able to narrow it down. Click through to see the 10 celebrity highlights that we're most thankful for this year — and Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is almost here, which means we're all gearing up to watch the parade and chow down on turkey with loved ones. Though no one can replace our nearest and dearest, I always think it's fun to imagine what it would be like to spend the holiday with some of our favorite TV characters. Whether these shows have a family or a group of friends so close they're like family, these are the groups that I wouldn't mind visiting for the holidays.
JCPenney and other retailers across the country will open some of their stores on Thanksgiving Day — but will anyone be in the mood to shop after feasting on turkey and pie? And, more importantly, is it fair to all the people who will be called in to work?
WWD reported last month that JCPenney stores will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving — and it's not the only retailer getting an early start on holiday shopping. Macy's will open the majority of its stores at 8 p.m., too, citing its customers' desire to get a head start on gift shopping. Across the country, from the Lord and Taylor flagship in Manhattan to the Sawgrass Mills outlet mall in Sunrise, FL, there are scores of other stores that will also be open for business.
It should be mentioned that with Hanukkah starting on Nov. 27 this year, there's less time than usual for people to do their holiday shopping — and the time crunch puts added pressure on retailers everywhere. In a statement, JCPenney assured shoppers that its employees are "supportive of this decision" to stay open.
"We have many in-store activities planned to give thanks to each and every associate working on Thanksgiving and Black Friday," the store said. "These include prize giveaways, pep rallies, and round-the-clock food to keep associates fueled and energized for delivering excellent customer service."
They say if you build it, they will come. Which makes us wonder . . .
What a brave soul you are for hosting a holiday. It takes a special kind of person to plan the party and take charge of the turkey; but, if you're inclined to actually enjoy the company of friends and family this year, you may want to enlist a little help.
We've gathered eight essential apps that every host needs to plan and prep a successful Thanksgiving dinner. These apps for iOS won't do all the work, but they will take the guesswork out of managing meals and guests. For stress-free holiday hosting, follow our Thanksgiving Day golden rule: give gratitude, delegate tasks, download these dinner-planning mobile apps, and, most importantly, save room for dessert!
As much as everyone loooves Thanksgiving, it can have its pitfalls. Namely, annoying family members who want to be all up in your business. Doesn't matter if you're single or taken — they will pry about everything from your weight to your professional life. Prepare yourself with the worst questions to expect and how to dish back some snappy responses.
Q: How is it that you're still single?
A: Well, I'm in love with Ryan Gosling, and he's currently taken, soooo . . .