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12 Stages of Midwest Goodbye – Chicago Tribune

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It was time to linger in the door.

“A few years ago, when I moved to the Midwest, I wondered why the holidays seemed to go by so much faster here than on the coasts,” he writes. Christopher Borrelli. “I soon realized that it’s not that time and space behave differently in the Midwest, but that we spend so much time standing in doorways with one hand on the doorknob, resisting leftovers, hugging, promising to come back, resisting leftovers again, listening to just one more story, not being able to stand out, the holidays are over before we can make it to the second holiday gathering.”

They call it the Midwest Goodbye.

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Tables at Littman’s Evanston home were covered with turkey-themed cards handwritten with a combination of Jewish and Muslim names. The finishing touches on the festive feast were almost complete when the guests of honor approached the door.

The Dil Mohammad family, Rohingya refugees who moved to Chicago seven months ago, came to are celebrating their first Thanksgiving dinner amid security and liberty in the United States.

Board games by the fireplace anyone? Or how about a family cookie baking session? As Thanksgiving approaches, sending college freshmen home after two or three very long months, a vision of family reunification dance in the heads of excited parents.

“I think sometimes parents can have this expectation, ‘Oh, it’s going to be like the old days,'” said Kamau Grant, a clinical psychologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Perhaps it is. But maybe your 18- or 19-year-old is doing other things now.”

Chicago sommeliers offer their favorite wines for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot NV Indigène Extra Brut Crémant du Jura, Field Recordings BOXÍE Central Coastnand Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot NV Indigène Extra Brut Crémant du Jura, photographed Nov. 22, 2022 .
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There’s nothing more festive than sipping champagne and clinking glasses to ring in the holiday season. But with Thanksgiving just around the corner and the Christmas and New Year holidays coming up, choosing wines for the back-to-back holidays can also be a little stressful.

Chicago sommeliers are here to help by offering their expertise for the season, with the best bottles for every holiday.

Thanksgiving spread to Francois Frankie.

Whether you want to dine out, host your own Valentine’s Day, or take ready-made meals home to reheat for the holiday, be thankful that you won’t be cooking with these Chicago Turkey Day specials.

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

Chicago’s Pretty Cool Ice Cream has created a whole collection of Thanksgiving specials with a few new flavors that we’re pretty sure no one was screaming for, but could be.

The six seasonal flavors include four ice cream bars inspired by Thanksgiving side dishes: Green Bean Casserole, Cornbread Stuffing, Sweet Potato Marshmallow, and Pumpkin Pie. You’ll also find a Baked Cranberry Brie Ice Cream Sandwich and Vegan Ambrosia Salad by the pint.

Kimani Minor, left, and India Coleman cut slices of a pumpkin pie they made from pumpkins grown in the school garden.

Too many cooks spoil the soup is an old saying, but it doesn’t apply to Thanksgiving meal students of the Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences prepared this week.

“It helps to have a lot of hands in this case,” said Alvin Green, a chef from Beverly, one of three professional chefs who helped magnet school students cook turkey dinners for more than 350 seniors.

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