Thanksgiving is two weeks away. Do you know where your turkey is?
I've been daydreaming about Thanksgiving dinner since last Thanksgiving, recipes for my favorite sides all tucked away for safe-keeping in plastic folders and various recipe apps. But with just over two weeks left, it's time to get cracking. It's time to make sure key ingredients are in place. If you haven't already, don't forget to reserve your turkey or ham or order a complete traditional Thanksgiving or vegan Thanksgiving dinner from PCC.
This will be the third year I've reserved a turkey from PCC for Thanksgiving or other holiday feasts. Why PCC? To me, Thanksgiving is about gratitude. On that day, more than any other day, I consider the good fortune that has filled my table with fragrant, scrumptious delights. I think of the farmers and producers who have cultivated all aspects of that meal. I find great satisfaction in knowing the source of just about every ingredient on our table. For the turkey, that source is a family farm, Diestel Family Turkey Ranch. PCC has worked with the Diestels for more than a decade to ensure a selection of turkey raised the old-fashioned way.
But, back to that daydream. It involves the rich scent of gravy simmering on the stove. The satisfying bittersweetness of freshly stewed cranberry sauce. Sensory overload each time the oven door squeaked open, the aroma of roast turkey mingling with sweet potatoes, stuffing, rolls, pumpkin pie...
Yes. It's time to make sure all the pieces are in place.