Thanksgiving time is once again upon us! Who can pick just one thing to write about for Thanksgiving? We decided to do a blog with some variety for you. Scroll down to see the different sections, separated by the brown ribbons.
First, an important note: We’re thankful for each and every one of our well-loved guests at Belladerm and thank you for continuing to trust us with all your aesthetic needs! We love serving you! We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones!
With the biggest shopping of the year on the heels of Thanksgiving, it seems much of the focus is on where to shop and what deals will be out there! It seems to be a big controversy this year with stores opening at earlier than ever times–even on Thanksgiving. There are complaints and petitions and people are saying that it isn’t fair to ask employees to come in on a holiday for retail store shopping. Where do you land on this issue? We’d love to hear your opinions and thoughts. Are you someone who will be working at a retail location on Thanksgiving night? How do you feel about it all? We welcome your comments!
For those of you hosting a big Thanksgiving meal, this section is for you. Here is a highly-rated stuffing recipe:
Minnesota Wild Rice Dressing
If you’re looking for an alternative to bread stuffing, this recipe from the National Turkey Federation is a great option.
- 4 Slices TURKEY BACON cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 Cup onion chopped
- 1 Cup celery chopped
- 1/2 Pound mushrooms sliced
- 1 Package (4 ounces) wild rice, cooked according to package directions
- 2 Cups bread crumbs
- 1/2 Pound TURKEY BREAKFAST SAUSAGE cooked
- 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 Teaspoon dried sage
- Preheat oven to 325
- In medium-size skillet, over medium heat, saute bacon until almost crisp.
- Add onion, celery and mushrooms; continue cooking until vegetables are tender.
- In large bowl combine bacon mixture, wild rice, bread crumbs, sausage, oregano and sage.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired.
- Spoon dressing into lightly greased 2-quart casserole dish.
- Bake, covered, at 325 degrees F. 35 to 40 minutes.
And, we’ll wrap up with a few fun trivia facts to get you thinking!
Did you know that the most popular Thanksgiving dinner includes a menu of turkey, cranberries, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie? Then it’s only fitting that Americans raise over 256 million turkeys. The biggest producer of turkeys is Minnesota, followed by North Carolina, Arkansas, Virginia, Missouri and California.
Did you know that there are at least three American towns named after Thanksgiving dinner’s main course? There’s Turkey, Texas, with 496 residents; Turkey Creek, Louisiana, with 357 residents, and Turkey, North Carolina, with 267 residents. There are also eight places and townships named Cranberry, and 20 places named Plymouth, after the location of the first Thanksgiving. Like our very own PLYMOUTH, MN!