Friday, December 14, 2012
Patch editors from across Chicagoland share some of their favorite Christmas recipes.
Patch.com editors from across the Chicago area dug into their cookbooks and came back with some of their favorite holiday recipes to share with readers. We hope you enjoy. Happy Holidays! Share your favorite holiday recipes with Patch! Send your recipe as well as any photos to Editor Amie Schaenzer at email@example.com and we will include your recipe in this article.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The popular festival returns to downtown Chicago on Nov. 17.
What's a better way to kick off the holiday season than joining Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they turn on the thousands of lights on Michigan Ave. during the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival? The 21st annual festival is scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 17 and heralds the Christmas season. If you are one of the brave souls heading out to the Mag Mile, here are some helpful tips to make the trip memorable for your family: Getting there Public transportation is highly recommended due to the crowds, estimated at 1.2 million last year. Metra will have weekend passes available for purchase and special entertainment at its Ogilvie Transportation Center. Schedules are available here. If you are brave enough to drive, check out the Chicago Parking Map Be …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Concerts and shows abound in the area as a way to celebrate and enjoy the holidays.
Start a new holiday tradition by seeing the Northbrook Symphony and Northbrook Community Choir present Home for the Holidays, a musical community celebration December 2 from 4-6 p.m. The show will be at Divine Word Chapel at Techny Towers, 2001 Waukegan Rd. in Techny. Several other community choirs from Our Lady of the Brook and St. Norbert Parish in Northbrook and St. Patrick Church in Lake Forest will participate. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave. or online. For more information call 847-291-2367. Enjoy a spectacular performance by the men's a cappella ensemble that is the New Tradition Chorus. The group will perform The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, an all-inclusive show with both…
Be sure to make time for a visit or a letter to Santa Claus.
Santa’s Mailbox will be available beginning November 26 outside the Northbrook Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave. Children who write to Santa will receive a letter in return and a phone call, with help from the elves at Northbrook Park District. Calls will be made the week of Dec. 11 after 4 p.m. Letters should include a self-addressed stamped envelope and the phone number for the child and can be dropped either in the special mailbox or mailed to Santa Claus, c/o Northbrook Leisure Center 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook IL 60062. The program is open to children of any age who live in Northbrook. Enjoy Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8 from 9 – 10:45 a.m. at Sportsman’s Country Club, 3535 Dundee Road. The holiday breakfast will include pancakes, …
Spend extra time with the family this season by checking out some of these Northbrook events.
It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, but be sure to take a time-out to enjoy some relaxing family fun. Here are a few happenings around the area that may be worth checking out. The Northbrook Sports Center is hosting its 30th annual Ice Skating Competition. Hundreds of skaters from more than a dozen area rinks will show off their skills Dec. 7-9 at the Rink, 1730 Pfingsten Rd. Events throughout the weekend include Solo, Compulsories, Interpretive, Spotlight, Artistic, Couples and more. Skaters of all ages are welcome to participate. There is no charge for spectators. There will also be an annual Holiday Skating Recital Dec. 21 from 6-9 p.m. at the rink. Skating school students of all levels will perform to …
Take a time-out from the stress of the holidays to enjoy plenty of winter fun with family and friends.
Bundle up and head outdoors to enjoy some frosty fun this winter. The Northbrook Park District provides opportunities to sled or ice skate. Ice Skating rinks are open daily until 9 p.m. and are lighted. They are located at: Rental skates are available at the Sports Center for $8/day. Sled Hills are open daily and have restrooms on site. They are located at: The ice rinks and sled hills are not supervised, skating and sledding is at your own risk. Snowboarding and ramp building are not permitted on the hills. To check current conditions of the rinks and hills call the Weather/Activity Hotline at 847-291-2985 Skiing and snowshoeing are available at Sportsman’s Country Club, 3535 Dundee Rd., from sunrise to sunset. The club offers trails, …
A cheesy potato casserole and delicious cranberry sauce are sure to light up your Thanksgiving dinner table.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Thursday, November 1, 2012
It’s time for Thanksgiving! Not only do you get to see family, but the food is plentiful and delicious. There are multiple side dishes to choose from to accompany the all important turkey. Everything from green bean casserole to sweet potato pie, Patch is sharing some fantastic side dish recipes that may become a part of your Thanksgiving tradition. Ingredients Cheesy Potato Casserole 3 lbs red potatoes, sliced 1 lb broccoli, chopped 1 10.75 oz can cream of chicken 1 cup sour cream ½ lb ham, sliced 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp black pepper 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp basil ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated ½ cup Asiago, grated ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated ½ cup bread crumbs ¼ cup butter, melted Cranberry Sauce 1 12 oz bag cranberries …