Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gobble, Gobble!

Let the feasting commence! A fine Willie Bird Turkey will play front and center on our Thanksgiving table tomorrow. Willie will be proudly flanked by chipotle pepper sweet potatoes, brown butter sage infused mashed potatoes, pomegranate/goat cheese/and avocado with mixed greens, cranberry mango sauce, toasted parmesan sourdough bread and the ever lovely green beans and small pearl onions. I won't even mention the hors d'oeuvres.....Dessert will be orange ribbon cheesecake and the usual assortment of pies.

Post feast, having consumed about 5,000 calories, we'll cozy up on the couch (with pant buttons loosened)to watch a feel good video or something "On Demand". Hours later,still stuffed, we'll trudge off to bed knowing that it will be nearly impossible to fit into our pre-Thanksgiving outfits, necessitating new duds from Red Umbrella Consignment.

Fortunately, our favorite consignment store will host an After Thanksgiving Sale on Friday and Saturday November 23rd and 24th. 10 am - 6 pm. Be there or be square. Don't miss it.

In addition to a great selection of fall and winter clothing and accessories, there are many wonderful gift items for holiday giving.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Petaluma Unchained

I love this concept -"Petaluma Unchained"! As much as we've all grown used to the fact that chain stores are part of our lives, isn't it nice once in a while to break the chain, so to speak, and give our support to our local merchants and businesses. I, for one, plan to support this initiative which will take place on November 17th - that's next Saturday.

The Petaluma Independent Business Alliance (which is a part of the American Business Alliance) is working hard to get the word out. Let's keep our business in Petaluma on the 17th. Word has it that if we were to redirect only 10% of our shopping from chain stores to local business, that would infuse our local economy with over a million dollars in just a day. Hmmm. What would that look like if we did it every day?