Black Friday: You Shop, We Eat!

by Olga Kwak, web maintenance (it’s more exciting than it sounds!)

Happy day-after-Thanksgiving (okay, okay…Black Friday), American friends! How’s that turkey coma coming along? Almost out of it? Not me. I’m about ready to slip into my favorite wool socks and make some hot cocoa because I’ve just been to the DTC Swiss Chalet Lunch.

If the only word out of that phrase you understood was “lunch”, allow me to explain. Each year, traditionally on the Friday after Thanksgiving, knowing that the New York office is all enjoying leftovers with their family, the fourth floor takes comfort in a good wholesome roast turkey chicken lunch. And, while our neighbors to the south shop ’til they drop, we pop in a holiday flick (which we vote on—this year it was Scrooged.)

This year, I had my first Holiday Festive Special. THOSE three words in Canada make mouths water. I’m serious. Strangely enough, in Thailand it means turkey pizza (thanks, Google!) But back in Canada, it’s almost sacrilegious not to have the meal at least once a year, so says the girl who just admitted it was her first time. A quarter leg of chicken, paired with stuffing, cranberry sauce, and fries! And Lindor chocolate for dessert. Can’t go wrong with that.

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Isn’t she a beauty?

 

Best of luck with the shopping and digestion, folks! We’ll see you on the other side of the weekend (and don’t forget to enter the book contest before Sunday. We’re LOVING your stories!)

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Comments ( 7 )
  1. Nancy Naigle
    November 27, 2009 at 6:47 pm
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    How fun, and oh yes a little Lindor goes a long way! What was in the yellow dish? Gravy (hey, I’m from the South we have gravy on our french fries!), or butterscotch pudding?

  2. Keira Soleore
    November 27, 2009 at 6:52 pm
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    The title to the post made me laugh. Good to know that we have conservation of mass in the north american continent. Yesterday, while we ate, you shopped; today it’s role reversal.

  3. Ellen
    November 27, 2009 at 7:00 pm
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    There are some of us here south of you that prefer to eat instead of shop. There is no way I would go shopping on BLACK FRIDAY. But I love left overs almost as much as I love the first time around. And like Nancy I like gravy on my French fries. But I also like butterscotch pudding and Lindor.

  4. Janet W
    November 27, 2009 at 7:21 pm
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    How extraordinarily funny! I was just visiting my mum in Sudbury and that’s exactly the lunch I ordered. No one makes french fries like swiss swish … growing up in Toronto, I always loved going to Swiss Chalet πŸ™‚ And did you believe how many Lindors were in that box??

    p.s. And poutine, yum! But only if you get it in Quebec πŸ˜€

  5. Jenny Bullough
    November 27, 2009 at 11:09 pm
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    As a member of the digital team and a fellow recipient of the delicious Swiss Chalet lunch, I had to jump in and answer the question posed by Nancy above: the stuff in the yellow dish is Chalet Dipping Sauce, kind of like gravy only soooo much better. Good with fries, chicken, baked potato, even good for dipping your buttered roll! God only knows what they put in it — it’s a formula more secret that the Colonel’s fabled seven herbs and spices — but it’s heaven!!

  6. Amy
    December 2, 2009 at 12:21 pm
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    As much as I love Lindt Lindors (and I vividly remember the first one I ate!), the Festive Special just isn’t the same without Toberlone….
    ~Amy

  7. Olga
    December 2, 2009 at 12:38 pm
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    @Amy: It does put a bit of a downer on the special, doesn’t it? That’s why I like to buy a big bar at the beginning of the month and whittle away at it like I’m Charlie Bucket. πŸ˜€

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