Last week, we asked y’all to send in your favorite holiday recipes so that we could compile a GVLtoday cookbook. From cocktails to sides, desserts and turkey recipes, we’re getting a taste of your favorite traditions.
So, whether you’re looking for inspiration for your Thanksgiving Day meal, just need a dinner idea for tonight, or want to indulge in a neighbor’s concoction, check out these holidayrecipes from our local master and at-home chefs in GVL. ⬇️
Pumpkin Mole Enchiladas Submitted by Chef David Grillo, Cantina 76
Pumpkin mole enchiladas | Photo provided by Cantina 76
Ingredients for the Pumpkin Mole Sauce ○ 1 15 oz can of Libby’s Pure Pumpkin Puree (make sure the only ingredient is pumpkin) ○ 1 cup of Swanson’s Chicken Broth (set a ½ cup aside for adjusting the texture when pureeing) ○ 2 whole Embasa brand Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce plus 1 tsp of Adobo Sauce ○ 2 tbsp Hershey’s Special Dark 100% Cocoa powder (or unsweetened dark cocoa) ○ 1 tsp salt ○ 2 tsp onion powder ○ 2 tsp chili powder ○ 1 tsp black pepper ○ 1 tsp cumin ○ 1 pinch cinnamon
1. Mix all of the ingredients in a sauce pan and cook on a medium heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly. 2. Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes. 3. Use a hand-held immersion blender to puree until it is smooth and pourable. You may need to adjust the thickness of the sauce with the extra chicken broth while pureeing. Be careful to not add too much.
Ingredients for the Enchiladas ○ La Banderita/Ole Mexican Foods soft white table corn tortillas ○ Crumbled Cotija cheese or shredded white cheddar ○ Prepped pumpkin mole sauce ○ Filling of your choice: Cheese, beans, grilled steak, pulled chicken or pork, ground beef or chorizo
1. Warm the corn tortilla and place 2-3 tbsp of filling down the center of the tortilla. 2. Roll it tightly without tearing the tortilla, and be sure to tuck the seam on the bottom when you place it on the plate. 3. Coat the entire presentation with warm mole sauce, add some cheese, and enjoy.
Sausage Quiche Doubled Submitted by reader Donn J.
Ingredients ○ 2 frozen deep dish crusts ○ 1 lb sausage cooked + drained ○ 1 cup mayonnaise ○ 1 cup milk ○ 4 eggs ○ 2 tbsp cornstarch ○ 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese ○ 2/3 cup chopped onions
Instructions 1. Bake pie crust 8 minutes 2. Mix all ingredients + pour into pie crust 3. Bake in oven at 350º for 35 to 40 minutes
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Coronavirus ○ In a press conference yesterday afternoon, Gov. Henry McMaster announced all South Carolina public schools will receive COVID-19 rapid testing kits for students, faculty and staff who are symptomatic. Students will need permission from guardians to be tested + officials expect to deliver kits the week following Thanksgiving. (WIS) ○ Yesterday, Gov. Henry McMaster encouraged South Carolinians to “get tested before turkey” – an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 around Thanksgiving celebrations. He also suggested outdoor celebrations (if the weather permits) + spacing tables and seats farther apart than typical. (The State) ○ As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in South Carolina, Greenville County Schools is asking all students and parents to follow DHEC guidelines in order to ensure the return to in-person learning is not derailed by rising numbers. Review the DHEC guidelineshere. ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, andhere for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
Development ○ Greenville may be seeing more affordable housing next year. The Mosaic at West End project is a proposed development that would consist of 25% rent restricted housing for those who make less than $42,000 a year. Read more about ithere. 🏙️ (Greenville News)
Read ○ In need of some fall getaway spirit? Follow Nic Brown on his journey through the North Carolina mountains in this feel good, windy road article fromGarden & Gun –The Western Mountains Are Calling. Check it out here. 🌄 (Garden & Gun)
FeelGood ○ The Swamp Rabbit Quilt Guild and the Upstate Quilts of Valor Foundation has presented14 Upstate veterans with quilts in honor of their service and sacrifice. Read morehere. 🎖️ (Greenville Journal)
Listen ○Nominationsfor the second annual Upstate Music Awards are open to the public from now until Dec. 21. Finalists will be announced in early February. Nominate your favorite local, original artistshere. 🎤
Travel ○ If you have family coming into town for Thanksgiving, say it with us: “Comfort and joy – not cramped and annoyed.”Explore hotel deals for visiting friends + fam. Ⓟ
Digs ○ Dream of hosting Thanksgiving dinner… but don’t have a dining room? There’s still time to find your dream home before the next holiday – browse CB Caine’s open housesthat you can tour before Turkey Day. Ⓟ
Asked ○ Because once the turkey’s gone…the holiday shopping is on. If you’re a local biz, we want to know – What deals are you offering this Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Let us know here for a chance to be included in an upcoming newsletter.🛍️
Correction ○ Yesterday, we told y’all about how to get free pizza at the new Blaze Pizza location on Main St. If you showed up, followed the instructions we gave, and confused the folks at Blaze Pizza, thereby confusing yourself – let us try to offer some clarity. We got so excited about free pizza that we missed this very crucial detail – the free pizza reward will be redeemable from Dec. 3–Dec. 23, but the good news in all of this is – you could still get free pizza. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced yesterday. 🍕
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Active ○ Friday Morning Pilates | Fri., Nov. 20 | 10-11 a.m. | Cancer Survivors Park | RSVP by calling (864) 455-4399 | Join virtually or in person for a pilates class at Cancer Survivors Park.
FeaturedEvent ○ Greenville Open Studios| Ends Mon., Nov. 30 | Times vary | Virtual or in-person | Free | Meet the talented Open Studios artists in-person. Use the Greenville Open Studios app to view the artist’s hours and create your route. Ⓟ
Saturday ○ Reckoning: A Temporary Art Installation| Sat., Nov. 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | 201 Smythe St. | Free | The artists will be onsite assembling this contemporary work of art on the fence surrounding the Lofts of Greenville.Ⓟ
Sunday ○ A Golden Grand Opening| Sun., Nov. 22 | 2-4 p.m. | Golden Strip School of Music, 22 Garlington Rd. | Free entry | Join this grand opening with live music from students, hot cocoa, and coffee. ○ Sunday Jazz Brunch | Sun., Nov. 22 | 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | CityRange | Prices vary | Head over to CityRange every Sunday for local jazz music, laid-back dining, and drink specials.
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
Holiday shopping is upon us, and you’re probably working through your holiday budget, checking items off your gifting list + scouting out holiday sales. Since we can now buy anything and everything online, it’s a good idea to be aware of ways to protect yourself (and your hard-earned money)while shopping online this season.
1. Stay with the brands you know. If you don’t have a particular merchant in mind, Google can be a great place to start. But simply having a website does not mean a company is reputable. When using search engines, look at the spelling and grammar on the merchant’s website. Common misspellings and poor grammar are all red flags. Also, avoid websites with country-specific domains unless you are specifically shopping for overseas goods. Online reviews can be a great resource, but keep in mind not all positive “testimonials” may be legitimate. Be cautious of a large number of overly positive reviews which occur within a short time frame and then suddenly stop.
2. Look for the lock to indicate a security enabled site. Protecting yourself online is all about knowing what to look for. Never buy anything online from a site that doesn’t have Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. You will know if the site has SSL because the URL begins with ‘https’, rather than ‘http’. The ‘s’ at the end indicates the site is secure. If you see a padlock symbol displayed in the website address bar, it also indicates that the site is encrypted. Ⓟ