Election Day Cake, Thanksgiving recipe ideas

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, November 6, 2016

Dear Companion readers,

We like to think of November as the month of food! As the days grow shorter, we gather for community suppers, feasts of thanksgiving, and general elections. This is a time when the best of cooks can shine and the best of eaters will surely get their fill. 

To help you start thinking about holiday preparations, consult our collection of Thanksgiving recipes—from the big bird to stuffing to deserving side dishes to desserts! And don't forget our recipe for a yummy Election Cay Cake, popular in Colonial times. If you're a cook, baking will be a pleasant diversion and this cake is sure to please all parties!

Your Almanac editors

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
–James Beard, American chef

Sunday, November 6, 2016
311th day of the year

Rebecca Romijn (actress) was born on this day in 1972.
Clarence "Ace" Parker (professional football player) died on this day in 2013.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!


Election Day Cake!

When is Election Day 2018?
Why do we vote on a Tuesday? Learn about Election Day 2018 dates, history, quotes, trivia, and more. Why, there’s even an election cake sure to please all parties!
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Force spring flowers indoors: Cut forsythia, dogwood, or crabapple branches. Before placing in a vase, mash the cut ends…
Our Thanksgiving Recipes!

Best Thanksgiving Recipes
We’ve added even more Thanksgiving recipe ideas! From the turkey to scrumptious sides to mouthwatering desserts, we share our best recipes, cooking advice, and even table tips to guide you all the way.
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Celebrate by giving a plant that has heart-shaped leaves: Dutchman’s pipe, European wild ginger, ‘Artic Beauty’ hardy kiwi, morning glory, or violet.
Favorite Pie Recipes

10 Best Pie Recipes
This year, we’ve gathered our ten best pie recipes, including apple pie, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, and others! Here at the Almanac, we love to bake—and, to us, a delicious pie is still THE classic dessert for any holiday meal.
Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Top seller! Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 
Apples for Baking

Best Apples for Baking: Apple Pie, Applesauce, Cider
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Below is a chart with some of the best apples for baking—from apple pies to applesauce.
The 2017 Weather Watcher’s Calendar | Save 50%

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Features dramatic photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, trivia, and more.
Closest Moon in 70 Years!

The Most Super Supermoon
Of all the things happening in the universe this year, the November 14, 2016, Supermoon will probably get the most media attention.  This truly ultra-close lunar approach is the real deal.
Almanac Commemorative Coin

Commissioned to celebrate our 225th anniversary. Each coin is individually numbered, part of a limited edition of 1,792, and comes with its own protective display case. Makes a unique gift!
Did You Adjust Your Clocks?

When Is Daylight Saving Time 2018?
When does Daylight Saving Time 2018 begin and end? Find dates here—as well as the history of Daylight Saving Time, highlighting the seemingly endless debate about saving daylight and changing our clocks.