Turkey Day is almost here. There is so much to be thankful for this year. It may be the first time in a couple of years we can more safely gather with family and friends. Bringing back some of our familiar holiday traditions will be even sweeter this year.
Getting ready for the day can be less stressful if planning in advance. Here are some tips to help make the day full of fun.
PLANNING IS THE KEY
The most important step is planning in advance. Plan your menu, plan your shopping and plan what you can make in advance. Remember, simple is usually better.
Use your expanded WIC fruit and vegetable allowance to pick up produce for your Thanksgiving sides: bread, potatoes, onions, carrots, frozen vegetables, cheese and fruit just to name a few. Beans, another WIC-approved food, also make a great Thanksgiving Day side.
Use ingredients you have to plan your menu. You can make a list on your phone or the old-fashioned way with paper and pencil. Making a list will help you make sure you have everything you need, and help plan out your recipes.
There are so many recipes options for creating a Thanksgiving Day menu, and they don’t have to be complicated or use 100 ingredients. Simple is usually better. If you are looking for a few places online to find healthy, simple recipes check out these websites:
Does the thought of cooking turkey stress you out? You don’t have to cook an entire turkey. Make a small turkey breast or turkey tenderloin. They are much less intimidating and usually cost less than cooking an entire bird. Or, roast a chicken. You could also skip making a traditional Thanksgiving and opt for making your family’s favorite meal.
If you are making a turkey, check out the USDA’s tips for cooking a bird here.
ENJOY ALL THE MOMENTS
Spending time with your kids, family and friends is the best part of the day. After your meal, find time to play outside or go for a walk. It’s a great activity for the whole family. Everyone at Lone Star Family Market wishes you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving. All of our locations will be open regular hours on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Find a location here. We also accept SNAP. Hope to see you soon.
Lone Star Family Market will be open special hours the week of Thanksgiving. All stores will be open normal hours Wednesday, November 24th. All stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 25th. On Friday the Cameron, Research, and Stassney locations will open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Regular store hours will resume Saturday, November 27th.