Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and your Farmers Market wants to help make this the easiest least stressful holiday dinner ever. I still shudder when I think about my worst Thanksgiving. I had a houseful of week-long guests and the septic tank failed. Then the refrigerator gave an odd gurgle and died. It was pouring rain. The company wouldn’t leave, and I wanted to go to a motel with a flushing toilet.
Let’s not let this scenario happen to you. Think happy thoughts and make your list.
I decided this week to concentrate on a very important part of the meal; the wine. Donning my storm gear, I made a trip to Westport Winery, ready to be educated about the best wine suitable for serving with turkey. Kim didn’t hesitate when I explained my mission. She whipped out a bottle of their Bog Berry Blush, a blend of Cranberry & Gewurztraminer. I didn’t want to insult her by refusing to sample this nectar, so I did. Ambrosia. She had to hide the bottle, I was driving after all. Serve this to your guests and it won’t matter if the turkey gets burnt or the pumpkin pie is rubbery. They’ll just beam at you and thank you for the wonderful meal.
However, you can take the worry out of your meal by stopping by the market. Nancy has her order list ready, and you can request pies, pumpkin logs, rolls, bread, cookies- all the dessert goodies will be baked for you! Just take the wrapping off, slice & serve, accept the compliments and they’ll never know that you didn’t slave away in the kitchen. We won’t tell- secrets are safe with us.