The day before Thanksgiving is one of the most traveled days by the road, but even carts are running up and down aisles more than normal today.
Grocery workers are running around making sure their customers are taken care of and at the same time, shoppers looking to check off everything they have on their lists.
Potatoes, green beans, cranberries, turkey and more, just the usual items on the list of shoppers out and about.
“The atmosphere is always bustling in here this time of year right before Thanksgiving,” says Casey Baesler. “This is one of the busiest days of the year.”
Or sometimes shoppers are searching for last minute items.
“I’m just coming out for last minute… I guess we got more people coming to the house for Thanksgiving so we had to get some more sweet potatoes, pecans, and another turkey last minute so,” says Chad Way.
But no matter what they’re looking for, customers are still enjoying the hustle and bustle of the true beginning of the holidays.
“Nobody know how lucky they are to live in USA,” says Sal Nasser. “USA the best country in the world.”
“It’s one of my favorite holidays between Halloween and this,” says Way. “There my two favorites, so it’s what I enjoy, ‘eats.'”
If you’re looking to add something new to your holiday spread, this may just be your item.
“Kibby is extra lean,” says Nasser. “99% fat free. We take wheat, cracked wheat, and wash it [in] cold water. And mix it with the meat. Grated onions, salt and pepper, and you can bake it in the tray like in thick. It’s delicious.”
If you have any last minute mishaps, Baesler’s and other local stores will be open for part of the day.
So if the turkey is too dry or the pie burns, you have a little time to get a back up plan in order.
The folks over at Meijer say the most popular items purchased at their store on Thanksgiving are the easily overlooked ingredients, like cream cheese and cream of mushroom soup.