It’s no secret that the holidays are going to be a little different this year. Many large gatherings will probably be put on hold + traditional celebrations may have to adjust. However, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, we don’t want Charleston to lose sight of our tight-knit community.
Oftentimes, food and community go hand-in-hand. We gather together around the dinner table and make + share meals with those we care for. Since physical gatherings may not be possible for the time being, we’ve decided to help our community share food + come together virtually.
We’re working on compiling recipes from our readers + creating a Charleston cookbook to share with the community in time for the holidays. If you have a perfect pumpkin pie recipe, go-to green bean casserole or favorite holiday flavor, we want to hear about it.
Send us an email or fill out the form below with your recipe (and photos if you have any) to be included in our CHStoday cookbook.
Ingredients Pie crust: ○ 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour ○ 1/4 cup vegetable shortening ○ 4 tbsp. ice water Filling: ○ 6 peeled, cooked, and mashed jumbo sweet potatoes ○ 2 eggs, lightly beaten ○ 2 tbsp. pure vanilla extract ○ 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice ○ 1/4 cup all-purpose flour ○ 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar ○ 1 packed cup light brown sugar ○ 3 tbsp. cinnamon ○ 1 tbsp. nutmeg ○ 1 tbsp. allspice ○ 1 tbsp. cardamom ○ 1 tsp. orange zest
Instructions Pie Crust: 1. Place flour in a bowl. Add shortening, cutting it in with a pastry cutter or two knives until shortening is blended and resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle in ice water and toss to mix. 2. Gently form dough with your hands and pat it into a disk. 3. Roll dough out on a floured board into a circle larger than the outside rim of a nine-inch pie plate, so there’s an edge to crimp. 4. Lay dough inside the pie plate, crimp the edge, and refrigerate while preparing the filling. Filling: 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 2. Beat together sweet potatoes, eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice. 3. Combine flour, sugars, spices, and orange zest, and beat into potatoes. The mixture should be uniform. 4. Pour filling in pie crust. 5. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes.
What’s your favorite holiday recipe?
Whether it’s a side, dessert, or your favorite way to prep a turkey, send us your go-to holiday dish to be included in our CHStoday cookbook.
Announced ○ Lowcountry Land Trustrecently announced the permanentprotection of Taylor’s Farm, a 22-acre property located in McClellanville near the Santee River. 🌳 ○ Boeinghas teamed up with Allen University(1530 Harden St., Columbia) to create the Boeing Institute on Civility. The company also donated $1.5 million to renovate the former Good Samaritan Waverly Hospital (2204 Hampton St.)into the South Carolina African Hall of Fame, which will include a memorial for those affected by the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting on June 17, 2015. (WCBD)
Development ○ A public notice announced plans for the $7.7 million construction of a new senior healthcare facility in downtown Charleston. The facility, called Spring Street Health Center, would include over 14,000 square feet, 23 beds + a memory care unit. Learn more here. (WCSC) ○ The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) launched its public engagement activities for the I-526 Lowcountry CorridorWEST public hearing, including online + in-person opportunities. The public hearing webpage, Draft Environmental Impact Statement and official comment period are available through Jan. 15 and can be found here. To view information and ask questions from the comfort and safety of your home, SCDOT has created this webpage that contains materials and comment opportunities.
Civic ○ The City of Charlestonis considering the removal of the minimum parking requirements for new businesses looking to open on King St. As of right now, a single parking spot could cost a business up to $100,000 for 10 years + is likely a deterrent for new shopandrestaurant openings. 🚙 (WCSC)
Announced ○ BIGGBY Coffeeannouncedon Facebook that the grand opening for its Goose Creek location (514 St. James Ave.) will be postponed until further notice. Read the full announcement here. ☕️
ICYMI ○ Earlier this week, a woman in a West Ashley neighborhood + her dogs were greeted by an unexpected visitor at their door – an alligator. The woman and her pets waited nearly an hour before the curious reptile decided to move elsewhere. The entire event was captured on the home’s Nest doorbell security camera. Watch it here. (WCBD)
DealOfTheDay ○Sunday is the last day to get your business’s deal in our Black Friday email. Submit it here and use code NOV27DEAL to save $175.
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Active ○ All Kinds of Kind| Fri., Nov. 13 | 6-7:15 p.m. | Community Yoga, 815 Savannah Hwy. | $18 | Celebrate World Kindness Day by being kind to your body.
FeaturedEvent ○Cooking for a Cause | Fri., Nov. 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | $90-$170 | Join the Junior League of Charleston as they host Culinary Legend, Nathalie Dupree who will instruct participants on how to make a 3-course dinner for 2 showcasing signature recipes from Charleston Receipts. Ⓟ
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.