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Almanac Companion Newsletter
November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Prep

If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving feast, it’s one week before the big day! This Almanac Companion offers a helping of tradition with holiday recipes:

Main Dish Recipes

Grill-Roasted Turkey
Rib Roast With Potatoes
Pork Crown Roast With Cherry Cornbread Stuffing
Nanna’s Baked Ham
Curried Butternut Squash (vegetarian)

Stuffing Recipes

Traditional English Stuffing
Stuffing With Artichokes, Currants, and Grapes
Cornbread Stuffing

Side Dish Recipes

Maple-Walnut Acorn Squash
Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
For many more recipes and tips, go to our Holiday Recipes Collection.

Quick Clicks

• Cooking for a crowd? See how much food you need.
• What’s the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?
Find out.
• Here’s some
fun facts about cranberries, an American native!

Did You Know?

Did you know that Thanksgiving was once the third Thursday in November (today)? In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Thanksgiving one week earlier to create more shopping days before Christmas and to give the economy a boost. In 1941, the president returned Thanksgiving to the fourth Thursday. See more about Thanksgiving Day.

The Full Moon

The 21st will see the Full Beaver Moon. Learn more about this Moon—plus, some fascinating Moon facts. Watch our new video!


Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway—
Thanksgiving comes again!

–Unknown

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