Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 21 September 2012 00:00
“They’re coming—they’re coming.”
The grandchildren are about to make their annual invasion of the old family homestead. Get everything that is breakable out of sight and definitely out of reach of the diminutive bandits. The favorite toys are brought up from the basement to distract and divert them.
The table was set the previous night and the place settings reveal just how many people are coming. The knives, forks and spoons are arrayed in an almost military fashion. Getting enough chairs around the table is a formidable challenge. Everyone will have to squeeze in a little closer for comfort.
The guacamole and the chopped liver with crackers surrounding them are placed in strategic spots around the house. Drinks, both alcoholic and non, are available with ice in a cooler. The conversation begins. The first and most cogent question is “Was there any traffic?” followed up with “How long did it take?”
Time to sit down at the main table. Kids are placed between parents for control purposes. Those helping with the meal are seated closer to the kitchen for obvious reasons.
“Here comes the soup!”
It should be hot but not too scorching or scalding. As Goldilocks said, it should be “just right!”
“Here comes the turkey!”
“Who’s going to slice it?”
You can order it pre-sliced, but Lorraine thinks it dries out if you have it sliced beforehand. The side dishes are also very important. One should be a vegetable (string beans or broccoli almondine) and a starch (potato or sweet potato). The cranberry compote with nuts and pineapple goes very well with roast turkey.
Apple pie, chocolate chip cookies, pecan streusel, coffee cakes, rugelach and a large platter of fruit, plus coffee and tea, makes up dessert. Everybody grab a couch and relax! Next year: same place, same meal.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
If you’ve ever been to the 16 Handles store in Jericho and topped your frozen yogurt with the crumbcake crumbs, you know why shop owner Scott Silverman has to re-order them frequently. They are that popular.
“And they always come in fresh,” he says.It’s not surprising, since they are made just a few miles away at Laura & Co. Snacks: The Crumb Without the Cake in Glen Cove.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:47
The Town of Oyster Bay will host two Saturday night primetime high school ice hockey contests this season as part of its High School Hockey Night in Oyster Bay series held at the town's Ice Skating Center on Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. Starting off the series will be the Syosset Braves taking on the Massapequa Chiefs on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m.
“These events, which are free to all Town residents, feature high school teams that are among the finest in Nassau County,” Venditto said. “The players really look forward to competing at the Town of Oyster Bay’s state of the art rink and we are always pleased to have them here.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Fourteen student-athletes from Syosset High School have committed to play at a college or university next year.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.