I was fortunate enough to be invited to an exclusive party for local bloggers at Whole Foods in Columbia to preview their Thanksgiving menu. Lucky me!
I love Thanksgiving. I love getting up early and doing Christmas shopping online. I love all the cooking and I have never considered having anyone else prepare anything for my Thanksgiving feast. That may change.
The meal (yes, it was a full meal) we were served at WF included not just turkey but all the trimmings. With the turkey, there was biscuit and mushroom stuffing, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, mashed sweet potatoes and squash, brussels sprouts and cranberry orange relish. Now I know what you’re saying. It’s all crazy expensive. Au contraire! The sides are quite affordable! A 32 oz container of stuffing or one of the sides ranged from $11.99 to $13.99. And if you are a huge cranberry fan and want a really good relish, the one we sampled is $4.99 for 11 oz.
Chef Patrick was a really delightful guy. He was genuinely excited to meet everyone and share all the great food. He acted like I feel when I know I have made a meal that my family loves.
If you’re interested in letting Patrick and his crew help out with your Thanksgiving meal, you can order online. Or you can stop by the store and pick up the sides. I’m told there will be plenty available.
I had a great time meeting some foodies. Please check out HoCoBlogs/food and read some other local blogs.