Hey, it’s BLACK FRIDAY today! We have all the flat screen TVs we need, do you remember when that was thing? What’s the big items everyone is after this year? What are you looking for? Do you even do the Black Friday thing?
Did you know that the exact origin of the term “Black Friday” is somewhat disputed, but the most widely accepted explanation traces it back to the world of accounting. In traditional accounting practices, red ink was used to denote losses, while black ink represented profits. As the story goes, retailers would operate at a loss throughout the year, but the day after Thanksgiving, with the influx of holiday shoppers and their spending sprees, they would finally turn a profit, going from “in the red” to “in the black.”
Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday! and if you know anything about us – we’re all about the locally owned small business. Pretty much every one of our FresYes Interviews is of a locally owned small business.
What locally owned small business should we interview next?
We hope that your Friendsgiving and your Thanksgiving both were successful and you have plenty of leftovers in the fridge. We’re not a recipe blog but one of our very favorites for today is to go out and find the best, softest, loaf of thick sliced whole wheat your money can buy. We like a seeded crust and more specifically made with sesame seeds.
The BEST Post Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich
- Thin Sliced Turkey Breast
- Softened Cream Cheese
- Cranberry Sauce
- That Seeded Bread you just picked up
Next, you can add Avocado, Bacon, Sprouts, Cheese and / or Lettuce as you desire. We’re not going to tell you how to build a sandwich – we all know how. But there’s just something to the combination of the sweetness of cream cheese against the tartness of the cranberries that sets the turkey off. Can you tell? We LOVE this sandwich!
BONUS PROTIP: We have also added in a healthy warm scoop of Grandma’s Cornbread Stuffing and piping hot Gravy for the ultimate sandwich experience! Unbelievable!
Let us know where you find that perfect loaf – maybe we’ll interview them next!
It’s Small Business Saturday and you have the civic duty to get out there and give that locally owned store a try. We mentioned that we’ve done quite a few interviews of locally owned businesses but we would be remiss if we did not also point out that Natali has been writing and featuring incredible locally owned places to shop and eat for a very long time. How long you ask? Well, here’s just 414 articles she’s written – and like we said, almost all are locally owned small businesses!
Check out a few of her posts, make a plan and go out and shop locally owned. Meet the owners and find out for yourself why they do what they do. Oh, and don’t forget to thank Natali for the ideas! She rocks!
For some people, today is the day the Christmas Tree goes up and the decorating begins. Do you go for the traditional cutting of your own tree from a tree farm? Maybe buy a fresh cut one from a local lot? Or have you gone for the artificial tree? Who has the best deal on trees? We want to know.
We might have to do a poll about that.
HINT: Yes, we most definitely will do a poll on that!
|Julgransfest Swedish Christmas Tree Lighting in Kingsburg
|Scrooged at The Crest
|VINTAGE FAIRE BLACK FRIDAY Pop Up Inside Manchester Center
|Downtown Holiday Storefront Display Contest
|Taylor Dance Day at STARS Dance Studio
|The Fab Four at the Tower
2427 E El Paso Avenue, Fresno, CA
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YOUR HAIKU OF THE DAY:
Gifts in colorful aisles,
Joy sparkles in eager eyes,
Christmas whispers hope.