Sunday, November 11, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round ,as well as on Veterans Day.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in Woburn and the area. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A secret ingredient to make your St Patrick's Day dinner more grand is cooking with Irish beer.
Ask an Irishman what makes his Irish eyes smile and he’ll likely say it’s the brew in his glass. “I love checking out all the Irish beers this time of year,” said South Countian Mark Cobb who spent time this weekend comparing the Irish beer selections featured at Fenton’s Friar Tuck. “My favorites are the Irish red ales. They have a nice malty flavor that tastes great with a plate of corned beef.” Irish red ales and Ireland’s renowned dry, dark stouts will be the featured drink on countless St Patrick’s Day tables. Each brew processes rich flavors worthy of consideration as an ingredient in everything from soup to a nut-laced chocolate cake. Brewmiesers and chefs agree, almost any recipe that calls for liquid could be replaced with …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Chocolate, dancing, dining and more, it is all here in our fourteen things to do for a romantic Valentine date.
Chocolates, jewelry and flowers are a few of the many traditional ways to express your love and affection for your special someone on Valentine’s Day. A romantic date, on the other hand, takes a lot of thought and planning. For those of you who are searching for romantic date ideas, traditional and unconventional, we have you covered. Just pick from our list of 14 romantic things to do for Valentine’s Day. You and your partner will both remember your special day or night long after the date is over.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Toast the new year with wine and these dishes.
Consider toasting the New Year with an elegant dinner paired with a Mount Pleasant Winery sparkling or still wine. To help with the menu, the following recipes are compliments from Mount Pleasant Estates Executive Chef Dana Liljequiest. See related article: Missouri Vintner Makes the New Year Sparkle With Sparkling Wines Oysters Rockefeller (Pairing recommendation: Mount Pleasant Brut Imperial) Chuck oysters and set them aside in a roasting pan. Heat butter in skillet until melted. Add Spinach, garlic, scallions, bacon and anise. Divide mixture over the oysters with a spoon. Then top with Panko, parmesan and parsley. Preheat broil and cook for 3-5 min or until cheese is melted and Panko is golden brown Serves 2 Pork Medallions with Potato…
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Recipes for roasted beef shoulder; spicy buffalo meatballs; and mediterranean beef & olive pissaladiere.
The following recipes are courtesy of the Beef Check-off website, where you’ll find more holiday recipes and cooking tips to make the remainder of your holiday entertaining easy. Roasted Beef Shoulder Tender Crostini 1: Heat oven to 425 degrees. Press pepper evenly onto beef roasts. 2: Place roasts on rack in shallow roasting pan. Do not add water or cover. Roast for 20–25 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness. Remove roasts when the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees on an instant-read thermometer when inserted into the thickest part of the beef. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. 3: Meanwhile, combine butter, parsley and garlic salt in a medium bowl. Place baguette slices on two 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan. Brush tops with …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Bring on the beef to add a touch of elegance to your holiday menus. From standing prime rib to stylish small plate appetizers, beef makes holiday cooking easy.
Looking for something beyond turkey and the spiral sliced ham? Consider setting the holiday table with beef. Whether you’re serving an elegant standing prime rib or a flat-iron steak sliced and assembled into small plate appetizers, beef is a traditional yuletide favorite. “Prime rib is a classic lots of people like to have for the holidays,” said Charles Mateker, a third generation meat cutter and owner of Mateker Meat & Catering in St. Louis, who offered his tips on picking prime rib. “Look for marbling. That’s what gives beef the best flavor. I like my prime rib cut from the big end that’s closer to the chuck, which has more marbling. Prime rib cut from the smaller end is closer to the T-bone and porterhouse that’s leaner.” Mateker also…
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday evening, the Manchester Police Department held a spaghetti dinner to benefit the family of Detective David Prouty, who passed away unexpectedly in May.
Friday evening, the Manchester Police Department donned aprons and put on a Spaghetti Dinner at St. Joseph Catholic Church to benefit the family of Detective David Prouty, who passed away unexpectedly in May, at age 37. Prouty left behind a wife and four children. His wife, Holli Prouty, attended the benefit Friday evening. (Read Previous Story: Manchester Police Lose Detective to Untimely Death) Raffle tickets were sold, Big Top Clowns made balloon animals in exchange for donations. “My son passed away last year, and you’ve got to do something,” said Sharon Cohen, of Big Top Clowns. “I’ve been through this and it’s not easy.” The police department also sold t-shirts with the John Wayne quote, “Life is tough. It’s tougher if you’re stupid…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The Manchester Police Department is asking the public for help after the untimely death of a detective.
The Manchester Police Department is asking the public to help the family of a detective who died an untimely death, leaving his wife and four children behind. Manchester Police Detective David Wayne Prouty, 37, died on May 24, reportedly of complications from surgery. (Read Previous Story: Manchester Police Lose Detective to Untimely Death) Prouty was a firearms instructor, master taser instructor and a recent member of the Major Case Squad, according to the Manchester Police Department. Now Manchester police are holding a benefit spaghetti dinner from 3:30 to 8 p.m., Friday Aug. 5, at St. Joseph's Church, 567 St. Joseph Ln., in Manchester. All proceeds will be donated to Prouty's family. The dinner will includes spaghetti, salad, garlic …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Use the fresh flavors from different countries to make light and irresistible meals with ingredients from your local markets.
During these days of oppressive heat and humidity, the oven becomes the enemy. A yearning for simple, fresh and healthy meals becomes a necessity. Instead of succumbing to the fast food drive-through, consider going to Whole Foods Market, Schnucks or Straub's in Town and Country or Dierbergs, Schnucks and even Walmart in Manchester. All of these local stores offer already prepared foods that you can put together to create a sumptuous and healthy feast. Doing this is much more delicious and allows you to avoid eating foods laden artificial preservatives, colors, sugar and hydrogenated fats. Travel to different regions of the world by choosing ingredients from a particular country or area. Ingredients from the Mediterranean are flavorful and…
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Frugal Family has found this week's best deals on produce, fitness and clothing.
Remember to check with the merchant for additonal conditions. KRIEGER'S SPORTS GRILL Deal: Kids eat free the month of June with the purchase of an adult entrée. Date: Good through June 30 EL MAGUEY Deal: Buy one 12 or 27 -ounce margarita and get the second one free. Date: Mondays SHOP 'N SAVE Deal: Produce specials for only a $1 include: 1 pound of hothouse tomatoes and Red or Golden Delicious apples, a 16-ounce package of peeled baby carrots and an 8-ounce packs of modern white mushrooms. Date: Good through June 11 GYMBOREE Deal: New items are 20 percent off, and fall and winter clothes are on clearance for $6.99 and less. Date: Check with the merchant for an end date. SKYZONE Deal: Discounted jumps for $10 an hour. Date: During the …