Daywatch: 12 stages of Midwest Goodbye


Good morning Chicago.

It’s the season to linger at the door.

“When I moved to the Midwest many years ago, I wondered why vacations fly by so much faster here than on the coast,” wrote Christopher Borrelli. “I quickly realized that it wasn’t that time and space behaved differently in the Midwest. It was about standing on the threshold, holding the doorknob with one hand, resisting leftovers, hugging, promising to go home, Because I spend so much time resisting leftovers again, I heard another story, unable to extract myself, and the vacation passed before I attended my second holiday get-together. I’m sorry.

They call it the Midwest farewell.

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Jessica Littman and Nurzan Zahid Husin paint a turkey with their children during the Thanksgiving celebration at the Littmans' Evanston home on November 20, 2022.

The table at Littman’s house in Evanston had handwritten turkey-themed place cards with a mixture of Jewish and Muslim names. The finishing touches to the holiday feast were nearly complete when the guest of honor arrived at the door.

The Dil Mohammad family, Rohingya refugees who resettled in Chicago seven months ago, came to celebrate their first Thanksgiving dinner in safety and freedom in the United States.

Fireside board game, anyone? Or what about a family cookie-baking session? With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, and after a couple of long months, as freshmen of college go home, the family thunders in the heads of excited parents. united vision is dancing.

“I think sometimes parents might expect, ‘Oh, it’s going to be like the old days,'” said Kamau Grantham, a clinical psychologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. -or the 19 year old is into other things right now. ”

Our Chicago sommelier serves your favorite wines on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Benedict Estéphane Tissot NV Indigen Extra Brut Crémant du Jura, Field Recordings BOXÍE Central Coast Nand Benedict Estéphane Tissot NV Indigen Extra Brut Crémant du Jura, photographed November 22nd.  2022.
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There’s nothing more festive than the blaring of champagne and the blaring of glasses during the holiday season. But with Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas and New Year’s festivities looming, choosing a wine to match the steadily rolling holidays can be a little stressful too.

Our Chicago sommelier is at your service, offering seasonal expertise and the perfect bottle for each holiday.

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Whether you’re dining at a restaurant, hosting your own Friendsgiving, or taking home pre-made meal packages to heat up the holidays, these Chicagoland Turkey Day Specials will help you cook. Thank you for not doing that.

Pretty Cool Ice Cream of Chicago has created a special Thanksgiving collection including green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato marshmallows and pumpkin pie-inspired ice cream bars.

Pretty Cool Ice Cream of Chicago has created a whole Thanksgiving special collection.

The six seasonal flavors include four ice cream bars inspired by Thanksgiving sides: green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato marshmallow, and pumpkin pie. You can also find freshly baked brie cranberry ice cream sandwiches and pints of vegan ambrosia salad.

Kymani Minor (left) and India Coleman sliced ​​a pumpkin pie made from pumpkins grown in the school garden.

It’s an old adage that too many cooks spoil the soup, but it’s not true for Thanksgiving students at the Chicago Agricultural Science High School prepared this week.

“Having lots of hands helps in this case,” says Beverley, one of three professional chefs who helped Magnet School students cook turkey dishes for more than 350 seniors. Chef Alvin Green said.


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