We’re all a bunch of turkeys…
But every once in a harvest moon even a turkey has a good idea. Here’s some of our staff favourite tips for surviving the Thanksgiving weekend:
Head down to Thyme Maternity before the weekend and pick yourself up a pair of preggo pants. The clerks won’t know you’re not expecting. Unless you’re a man, in which case this might not work out so well… And a second tip, if you hate the after turkey, “I am so tired feeling” serve Jaggerbombs instead of dessert!
Spend it with loved ones to remember why we are thankful. Cooking tips are a secret, I can tell you but then I’d have to kill you.
Easy. Send the kids to their dad’s for a home cooked turkey meal and get yourself some take-out. It’s awesome!
Offer to host Easter dinner instead, thus getting you out of hosting Thanksgiving. And by the time Easter rolls around, hope that everyone has forgotten your original offer…
Mix it up and go with sweet potato pie or tarts. They are awesome, and something a little different is always good! And, if you have someone new joining the table make sure they feel included: in conversation, tastings in the kitchen, or even asking if there is something from their past Thanksgivings they would like to share with the rest of you. HAPPY TURKEY DAY! Oh, and dice your onions, garlic, carrots, celery a few days early. Keep them in Ziplock bags or airtight containers. Less to do the day of!
Learn to BBQ your bird! Not only does it free up valuable oven space for making meat pies, etc., but it also tortures all your neighbours with the smell of a succulently roasting turkey!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Move 16 hours away from your hometown so you don’t have to go to Thanksgiving dinner and put up with all the family drama!
Two words: waffle iron. On Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives they put the leftover stuffing in the waffle iron to make stuffing waffles, which you then use in place of the bread for your turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving. Believe it or not, I am pretty psyched about this.
Any other great ideas out there?
Don’t forget, we’ll be closed for Thanksgiving on Monday, October 12th, but we’ll see you again bright and early on Tuesday!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
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