The Freep reports that many stores like Southfield-based Hiller’s Markets are cutting prices on turkey and the fixings. CEO Jim Hiller: Yes, we are going to make less money, a lot less. At the end of the day, I hope it will permit people to shop at Hiller’s and still enjoy the things that we have to offer.
One of the delectables that Michigan has to offer is the chestnut. Taste the Local Difference says that chestnuts are Ready to Pick and that they have been called the “rice that grows on trees” as they have the same nutritional value as brown rice and are lower in calorie and fat than other nuts. Further:
…to eat a chestnut is quite an unusual thing. Far from a typical nut, chestnuts sort of melt in your mouth with a texture more grainy than crunchy. Their flavor seems familiar and yet unlike anything elseâ€”a little bit nutty, slightly sweet. Here in Michigan, we have chestnut trees growing throughout the Lower Peninsula. So chestnuts can be purchased directly from local farms, markets, and groceries, just in time to put on your Thanksgiving menu!
More about Michigan chestnuts right here. If you’re looking to really Michiganize your Thanksgiving, you’ll want to click over to A Very Michigan Thanksgiving – Absolute Michigan’s guide to a homegrown holiday.
This year, consider extending the Michigan grown goodness to include Michigan libations. You can start with the First Annual Ohio vs Michigan Wine Clash and continue to explore Michigan wine and Michigan beer on Absolute Michigan. Not a drinker? No problem – we have lots of juice in Michigan too!
Apparently, even at 0-10 Detroit is still in the NFL (though there are rumblings that the Lions may lose their franchise) and we will have a chance to see the Detroit Lions square off vs the potentially 11-0 Tenessee Titans. When the storyline is “0-11 vs 11-0” it’s hard to get excited for the 12:30 Thanksgiving game, but the Lions always seem to at least make it a game on Turkey Day. Tickets available!