Thanksgiving forecast (snow or no?), make-ahead recipes, Veterans Day

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, November 11, 2019

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November, month of mornings misty-bright
With golden light:
Month when the many-tinted leaf
Lies thick upon the moss below;
While to and fro
The breezes moan, as if in grief.

–Mortimer Collins (1827–76)

Monday, November 11, 2019
315th day of the year


Calista Flockhart (actress) was born on this day in 1964.
Douglas Rain (actor) died on this day in 2018.


 
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What Can You Make Ahead?

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes
Make some Thanksgiving recipes ahead of the feast day, so that your main concern on the day itself is the “ruling roast” or the “big bird”—and quality time with family and friends. Here is a list of great make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes, including appetizers, soups, side dishes, and desserts. 
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Snow on Thanksgiving?

2019 Thanksgiving Forecast: Gobbled Up by Rain and Snow?
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, two things are on the mind: turkey and travel! For the latter, weather makes a big difference. What conditions should you expect for this year’s fall feast? Find out in our Thanksgiving Weather Forecast!
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Growing Citrus in Containers
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Meaning of Veterans Day

Veterans Day 2019
Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11. This year, the 11th day of the 11th month is a Monday. Learn the true meaning of Veterans Day and its important history—as well as 10 ways to show vets how you appreciate the sacrifices that they have made. 
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Feeding Birds in Winter

Feeding Garden Birds in Winter
Birds are an essential part of the garden, helping with pest control as they snap up aphids, caterpillars, grubs and other insect pests. But in the winter food can be scarce. Regular feeding will encourage birds to keep coming back to your garden, so they’ll be around during the growing season to help keep pests in check.
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