A Thanksgiving spread from Spotted Salamander | Photo by Spotted Slamander
Thanksgiving is Thursday, and we hope we aren’t alone in our last-minute preparations of having to clean the house, finalize the dinner menu, and prepare to be the hostess of the mostess.
If you’re frantically calling relatives trying to track down the perfect Thanksgiving side recipe, no need — we’ve got you covered. We found several classic, local cookbooks put together by Soda Citizens from the 1940s, 50s, and 90s.
Though we’re sharing three dishes with you today, we encourage you to browse the cookbooks for yourself to find the perfect southern side to go along with your turkey.
Cookbook: “Favorite recipes of the Woman’s Club of Columbia, South Carolina” Year: 1947 Dish: Corn pudding by Mrs. A.B. Langley Recipe:
6 large tender ears of corn. (If fresh corn is used, cut from cob and scrape.)
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoons black pepper
2 cups sweet milk
Directions: Beat eggs and stir into the corn, add flour, salt, pepper, milk, and mix thoroughly. Pour into a buttered dish and bake in moderate oven (between 325° and 400° F) for about one hour. Serve hot.
Sleigh Bell Trot | Monday, Nov. 21 | 7-9 p.m. | Chapin | $30 | Participate in this unique, nighttime event taking place amid the festive light displays of Holiday Lights on the River.
Colonial Life Arena 20th Anniversary Treasure Hunt | Monday, Nov. 21-Wednesday, Nov. 30 | Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St, Columbia | As Colonial Life Arena prepares to commemorate 20 years, fans are encouraged to sign-up for the Treasure Hunt Escape Room for the chance to win a golden ticket.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 4D debut | Monday, Nov. 21-Sunday, Jan. 1 | South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais St, Columbia | $11.95-$13.95 | The classic animation shines in an all-new, immersive 4-D Experience® (think: chilling air blasts, snow + more) at the South Carolina State Museum for the holidays.*
Tuesday, Nov. 22
Titos Tuesday at Boku | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 4-11 p.m. | Boku Kitchen + Saloon, 916 Gervais St., Columbia | Every Tuesday Boku will have $5 Titos cocktails open to close on top of its happy hour which includes $4 Sake Bombs, $5 appetizers, $6 wine and $7 cocktails from 4-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
The Nutcracker | Wednesday, Nov. 23-Friday, Nov. 25 | The Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St, Columbia | Enjoy the seasonal ballet show to usher in the winter + holiday season.
Holiday Lights on the River | Wednesday, Nov. 23-Friday, Nov. 25 | 6-10 p.m. | Chapin | Head to the holiday lights to sing along with the radio station that synchronizes with the holiday lights.
The NoMa Flea | Friday, Nov. 25 | 6-9 p.m. | NoMa Warehouse, 2222 Sumter St, Columbia | Free | The Friday market features vintage curators, candle makers, fine artists, herbal healers, fashion designers, local jewelers, and expert collectors with beverages + foods available.
Tuesday, November 29
Sweet Seasons | Tue., Nov. 29 | 5-8 p.m. | Lowes Foods , 4711 Forest Dr., Columbia | Free | Enjoy live music, food + drinks, free entertainment for the kids like face painting, balloon artists, an appearance from Santa, and more at this annual tree lighting.*
Saturday, Dec. 3
Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition | Saturday, Dec. 3 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston | Swing into the holiday spirit with Maestro Robert Lewis and the Charleston Jazz Orchestra’s big band arrangements of winter classics and holiday favorites.*
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
You can’t go wrong with essentials made right. | Photo by The Ridge
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Wing Man — a new wing restaurant located where Roy’s Grille used to be in Lexington County — is now open. The new family-operated restaurant is located inside of the Exxon gas station (711 W Main St.) The wings cost $14.99 for 10 and $74.99 for 50.🍗 (The Post and Courier)
On Friday, Columbia’s flag was in a Twitter tournament for having the best flag design in the Atlantic division. The North American City Flags Tournament compares 80 flags across the U.S. + Canada and was created by Brian Stokle. Follow along on the tournament on Twitter by using the hashtag #CityFlagsTourney22.
Celebrate the holiday magic at The Koger Center of the Arts. The Mannheim Steamroller is coming back to Columbia on Fri., Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. To see this neoclassical new-age music group, purchase tickets here. 🎟
The Gourmet Shop is bringing back its annual Champagne Bash on Sat., Dec. 10. Between 7-9 p.m., enjoy six champagnes, paired hors d’oeuvres, and specialty snack stations. Tickets start at $65 and you can call the shop at (803) 799-9463 to purchase. 🥂
From new routes and leaders to innovative cost savings and program refreshes, 2010-2019 brought some big changes to Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE). Take a peek at the major CAE milestones (and photos) from the 2010s. ✈️ *
Need help preparing your Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) meal? Let Lowes Foods do the slicing and dicing for you with their Pick & Prep option.*
Are you prepared for the future of air conditioning? Starting on Sat., Jan. 1, 2023, new minimum efficiency standards for split system air conditioners + heat pumps will go into effect. This means repairs on older units could get pricier as parts get phased out. Chat with Cool Care Heating & Air about upgrading your HVAC system sooner vs. later.*
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The pregame atmosphere at Colonial Life Arena. | Photo via Gamecocks Athletics
Cola native and freshman at USC Ashlyn Watkins slammed the first dunk in program history during last week’s game against our in-state rivals on Clemson’s home court. The Gamecocks brought home the victory85 to 31.
Ashlyn is no stranger to dunking though, — she won this year’s dunk contest at the McDonald’s All-American Game.
She graduated from Cardinal Newman High School, and was its all-time leading scorer, averaging 20.5 points, 15.5 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per game as a senior.
We don’t know about you, but we are excited to see more from Ashlyn in the future. You can see her and the rest of the USC Women’s Basketball team play at their next home game this Sun., Nov. 27 at 12 p.m. against Hampton.
Today’s issue was written by Sam.
Editor’s pick: I’m probably biased — but I love the Columbia flag design and think it’s the best in North America. DYK we got our new flag design in 2020? Read this article for a little refresher.
Missed Friday’s newsletter? Read about All Good Books coming soon to Columbia, here.
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