While away the long weekend with creativepro.com. Take a little time to catch up on your reading by visiting our recent news and features archive. Or better yet, take some time to be distracted and read up on some of the more silly aspects of this indulgent holiday.
Facts about the bird
- Let's not forget that the plucked and stuffed roast bird glistening on your sideboard was once a live creature running wild in the countryside -- and hiding from members of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
- Pretend you're a NWTF member and shoot your own bird at TurkeyHunting.com. It's harder than it looks. Scroll down the page to see the game.
- This turkey-shootin' game is much easier: The birds stand there like sitting ducks.
- Of course there's another way to enjoy wild turkey -- a glass of Wild Turkey bourbon. And if drinking it neat isn't your cup of tea, try these Wild Turkey cocktails from WebTender.com.
- Most of us eat turkeys that come not from the wild but from a farm or other controlled environment. Find out how many turkey eggs are placed in incubators each month.
- We all know about the Butterball turkey hotline, but did you know that Butterball has other tips and hints for prepping your bird. Visit their site. If you want to have just the basic roasting guide, follow this link.
- It's not too late to whip up a few Thanksgiving decorations (and we know how crafty creative professionals are). Here's how to make a scarecrow using last year's yellow pages. Craft a centerpiece out of aluminum foil -- or modify it to wrap guests' leftovers in the shape of a turkey just like they do in snooty restaurants.
- Many people think stuffing is the best part of the meal. But broccoli stuffing? It's not the broccoli (it's good for you!) but the mushroom soup and mayonnaise that did us in. Okay, here's a good Chestnut Stuffing recipe to cleanse your palette after that broccoli link.
- We don't recommend stuffing a phone booth until after you've had a chance to digest. Fewer people will fit after a heavy meal.
- Looking for the official site of The Cranberries? We liked that song "Linger," but it's been kind of spotty after that.
- There's just something inherently wrong about white cranberries. If you're a cranberry lover, here is a club just for you.
- The meal would not be complete without a little Pumpkin Pie. Here's an olde tyme recipe.
- The Food Network has some great Thanksgiving leftover recipes, including one for Thanksgiving in a Sandwich, which reminds us of that episode of "Friends" where Ross goes nuts after losing his Thanksgiving-leftover sandwich with the "moistmaker" inside.
- In looking for leftover-turkey recipes, at first we were baffled by how many had South-of-the-border themes -- Turkey Tortilla Pie anyone? Then we learned that turkeys are native to northern Mexico (trivia game players take note!).
Finally, the day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the biggest shopping day of he year. If eating all that turkey has given you Tired Turkey Syndrome going to the mall may seem like too much effort. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can shop from your home via the Internet. Here are two good places to shop for all the creative professionals on your holiday list:
Happy Thanksgiving and onto Happy Holidays!
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