A Turkey Bowl Thanksgiving

Turkey Bowl

We all know football is a true all-American sport, but do you know about its inextricable connection to the Thanksgiving Day holiday? While crisp fall winds, the changing color of the leaves, and a feeling of togetherness in the air are all unmistakable signs that the Thanksgiving season is upon us, a traditional Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl is a custom that dates almost as far back as the holiday’s original inception.

 

From Humble College Beginnings to an American Tradition

Just six years following the first Turkey Day, Philadelphia, PA held the first Thanksgiving Day football match in the year 1869, between the Young American Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club. This trend picked back up in New York from 1876 to 1881, where Princeton played against Yale on every Thanksgiving throughout the years. Finally, in 1882, the Intercollegiate Football Association officially recognized this traditional event, and from there it simply stuck around in American culture. As for the fun term, “Turkey Bowl”? Well, when high school teams started to adopt the All-American tradition, they decided to coin the event after the tasty bird enjoyed at Thanksgiving tables across the nation, and the rest is history!

 

A Can’t-Miss Football Match 

Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or a casual viewer, finding football games to watch on Thanksgiving this year won’t be hard. The NFL will be hosting three exciting games throughout the holiday. Tune in throughout the day and you can catch the Chicago Bears play Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills against Dallas Cowboys, and New Orleans Saints versus Atlanta Falcons. Don’t forget to check out a bit of each team’s stats to up the ante of each match! They’re sure to bring the heat, so gather the family together to watch while you wait for that beautiful bird to cook!

 

Local Turkey Bowl Events

Rather watch a community football match closer to Reno, NV? Well, you’re in luck! Over at Mackay Stadium, just a couple miles away from Riverside Park, you can witness the exciting intra-state battle between the Nevada Wolf Pack and the UNLV Rebels. Cheer on the home team on Saturday, November 30th at the Battle for Fremont Canyon! Rather throw your own football match? Why not consider organizing a neighborhood game at a local park? That way, you can spread the team-centered spirit and friendly competition of football within your own Riverside Park!
If you’re not sure what day is Thanksgiving 2019, be sure to keep November 28th on your radar. Whether you watch the pros dukes it out from the comfort of your couch, take the family out for a local live game, or start a new Turkey Bowl tradition of your own, you just might feel a little closer to traditional American culture as well as family when you implement some football into the mix this year. Have a happy Turkey Day!

Celebrate Halloween Near Your Reno Apartments

For children, Halloween is all about trick-or-treating and candy; however, as we get older, we begin to see this holiday as a social event with costume parties and haunted houses. What will you do this year near your Reno apartments to keep things exciting?

If you’re feeling rather social, there’s no better resource out there than this site to show you what’s going on near your town. Whether you want to do something Halloween-related or not, there are several outings not too far from your Reno apartments that you can check out, either alone or with a group of friends. Just remember, some of these events require you to purchase tickets ahead of time!

Another thing you can do is cruise by your local party supply store and stock up on some funky Halloween decorations and candy to throw a fun get-together in your Reno apartments. If you’re set on doing this, be sure to play a free Halloween soundtrack you can find on YouTube, have everyone wear costumes, and serve candy. Consider looking up some Halloween-related games online.

So whether you decide to check out Eventbrite to see what events are going on near your Reno apartments or decide to throw a little shindig of your own, be sure to get planning at least a week before Halloween this year! If you don’t celebrate the holiday, consider watching some intriguing documentaries from your Reno apartments to at least revel in the spirit of the spooky and mysterious.

For more tips on how to make the most out of this holiday and celebrate Halloween the right way, click here; threre’s so much more than trick-or-treating!

Add New Fragrances to Your Reno Apartments

When people think about decorating their apartments, they usually focus on sight instead of the other four senses. Why is that? It’s just as important to live in a place where the ambiance has comforting sounds and smells as well. This year, as you transition from summer to fall, consider filling your apartments with flowers that provide you with a comforting fragrance. Your Reno apartments will come to life as you bring in flowers and nurture them while they nurture you.

There are quite a few ways you can go when it comes to fragrance for your apartments. These flowers require their own maintenance rituals, which you can find online. They are a wonderful way to bring some much-needed life and soul into your apartment. And depending on which scent you decide on, it can set the entire ambiance for what you’re trying to go for.

For instance, if you want a scent that’s fragrance will leave you feeling refreshed and less anxious, then lavender is a good way to go. Lavender is notorious for having a great impact on one’s mental health and nerves. If you’re looking for something a bit more stimulating, having the smell of a citrus flower can be more beneficial. In fact, if you work from your Reno apartments, it can be something that helps you get your work done. Finally, if you’re looking for a smell that overpowers all and leaves you with a sense of purity, gardenia might be the best way to go.

When decorating apartments, most people get so fixated on what it looks like that they forget the other senses that truly help create a home. Which fragrant flower will you choose to bring the best out of your Reno apartments? You’d be surprised in what change of mood and attitude it can bring for you as well.

Go Green in Your Reno Apartments

Do you care about the earth and its environment, in terms of it being sustainable? If so, consider going green in your Reno apartments. It’s a great way to show that you care and that you’re willing to make little steps towards making a big difference. The great thing about going green is that you may also get to save some money on utilities as well. Here are some tips for going green in your Reno apartments.

1. Keep recyclables and trash separate. This should come as a no-brainer, but it really does make a difference in the big picture, even if it feels a tad inconvenient.
2. Grow your own fruits, veggies, and seasoning. This is a great way to be self-sustainable without relying on gasoline to take you to the market every time you want or need a little something to spice up what you’re eating. Plus, if you have your little pots in a corner of your apartments, you may inspire your guests to begin doing the same.
3. Be conscientious about how much waste you leave behind. If there are any ways for you to cut down on napkins, plastic utensils, and plastic plates, that would be ideal. The greater the amount of waste you leave behind, the bigger impact you leave on the already polluted world. Try using regular dishes and utensils, even during parties or get-togethers, to do your part and save the environment.
4. Be wary of how much electricity you use. This is especially true if you’re home for long hours of the day or you work from home. Sometimes you may be using a ton of lights when you can just open your curtains and use natural daylight. Think of how much you’d be saving on your utilities by doing this too!

How will you make your Reno apartments greener? Let us know in the comments.

Summer Events Near Your Apartments in Reno

Have you made any fun plans yet to check out summer events near your apartments in Reno?  Luckily, there are lots of fun things you can enjoy around Reno without having to drive too much or spend too much money. If you need some guidance on things you can do around your town, just check out the suggested tips below. These ideas are perfect whether you’re in the mood to do something alone or be social with your friends and family.

1. Visit Reno’s art walk. The great thing about living in Reno is that you have your monthly art walk, which allows you to take in all the fantastic visionary things your community members have been working on. You can either choose to support local art by buying a small piece or two as a decoration for your house (or as a gift) or you can at simply enjoy the beautiful sights and experience of enjoying a brisk walk around your neighborhood. You never know who you’ll run into.

2. Go to a jazz club in Reno. With so much music being electronic and synthesized these days, it could be refreshing to your ears to go back to listening to organic instruments and enjoying them for what they are. It’s a great way to get into something new (or rather, old) and support aspiring musicians in your community.

3. Check out your local farmer’s market. It’s always a wonderful opportunity to stock up on the best and freshest produce around while supporting hardworking members of your community. You can get some recipe ideas while you’re there and even perhaps find little crafts that can add an artsy touch to your home.

So how will you make the most out of summer 2019? Start your adventure today by checking out just what Rent has to offer!

Summer Cooking in Your Reno Apartments

summertime fun in Reno

What are your goals this summer? Is one of them to eat a little healthier? If so, make use of your kitchen in your Reno apartments to change up your routine. Consider heading to your local farmer’s market, whether you do so alone or with friends and family, to stock up on some much-needed, fresh groceries. The great thing about the turn of the seasons is that there are so many new fruits and vegetables available for you to enjoy.

Here’s a list of some vegetables in season this summer: radishes, cucumber, beets, bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, garlic, corn, and rhubarb.

And here’s a list of fruits in season this summer: apricots, plums, cherries, blackberries, nectarines, strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, passion fruit, melon, lemon, and limes.

Here’s a terrific recipe you can use to cook grilled flank steak with summer relish:
Ingredients
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 pounds)

Relish
4 large ears sweet corn, husks removed
4 green onions
2 medium tomatoes
1 poblano pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions
Mix garlic, salt, rosemary, and oil; rub over both sides of steak. Let stand at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, brush corn, onions, tomatoes, and poblano with 1 tablespoon oil. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat 5-10 minutes or until vegetables are charred and tender, turning occasionally.
Grill steak, covered, over medium heat 5-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand for 5 minutes.
When corn is cool enough to handle, cut kernels from cobs; place in a large bowl. Remove skin and seeds from tomatoes and poblano. Chop onions, tomatoes, and poblano; add to bowl. Gently stir in avocado, vinegar, salt, and remaining oil. Thinly slice steak across the grain. Serve with relish.

This summer, be sure use of your local farmer’s market so you can stock up on the freshest, healthiest produce there is. In addition, look at this site if you need ideas for inspiration when it comes to coming up with recipes for your delicious produce. So now that’s TWO summer activities you can enjoy near your apartments in Reno you can visit a local farmer’s market and you can attempt a new healthy recipe from home. What will you do to make the most out of this summer?

Find Love Near Your Reno Apartments This February

The great thing about having close friendships and relationships is that they tend to add tremendous meaning to our lives. Are you single and tired of cooking for one? The great thing about living in your apartments in Reno is that there are lots of places you can go to around you where you can meet that special someone.

It’s common knowledge that the more conventional ways of meeting people are at work (even though it’s “frowned-upon”), university, the gym, and through mutual friends. But if you’ve already tried all these avenues and you still haven’t met someone don’t give up hope. There is a chance to meet someone at any of these given places near your apartments in Reno:

  • Try hanging out a coffee shop more regularly to meet your fellow neighbors. This is a healthier approach than trying to meet someone at a bar. Just go there regularly to do work or establish a writing routine and you may find yourself with a crush!
  • Sign up for a class at a gym that is notorious for having members of the opposite sex. So if you’re a single woman, for instance, try signing up for a boxing class….If you’re a guy, try signing up for yoga…don’t think of it as being sneaky or anything, but simply capitalizing on Reno’s resources for you to find the love of your life.
  • Join MeetUp, where lots of singles sign-up to meet locals in their area to bond over common interests.

Even if you (or your “friend”) has been single for a long time, don’t give up hope. If you make an effort, you may find someone in Reno by the holidays.