Happy Thanksgiving!, cranberry punch, aloe vera care
This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.
Daily Newsletter for Thursday, November 28, 2019
Ah! On Thanksgiving Day, when from East and from West,
From North and from South, come the pilgrim and guest,
What moistens the lip, and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past like the rich pumpkin pie?
–J. G. Whittier (1807–92)
Jon Stewart (actor) was born on this day in 1962. Dale Armstrong (drag racer) died on this day in 2014.
Thanksgiving Day 2019
In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November—this year, on November 28! Why is Thanksgiving so late this year? Why do we celebrate this all-important feast day? Enjoy a brief history of the holiday, Thanksgiving trivia, folklore, and more!
Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.
The aloe vera plant is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe vera plants are useful, too, as the juice from their leaves can be used to relieve pain from scrapes and burns when applied topically. Here’s how to grow and care for aloe vera plants in your home!
Bowls and Boards for the Holiday Table
Facing some health issues this fall, I turned my mind toward how to make holiday meals that would minimize exertion but maximize variety and flavor. For some reason, instead of frozen casseroles, stews, lasagnes, and quiches, two words popped into my mind: bowls and boards!