THANKSGIVING SURVIVAL GUIDE (AS TOLD BY THE BRIDGEWATER TEAM)

Whether you like it or not, Thanksgiving is only a few days away and with Thanksgiving comes the crazy gatherings and the hectic holiday traditions.

 

Thanksgiving means so many different things to so many people. For my family and I, Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of visiting family in Chicago - exploring the city, doing a little shopping, enjoying lots of down time, looking at Christmas lights, and lots of eating and drinking followed by long walks through the cold city streets as a family.

As we walked around the office asking the Bridgewater team about their Thanksgiving traditions, disaster stories, and tips, we discovered what the holiday means to them. Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends, with family, and for some, that unwanted plus-one your brother seems to bring every year. Thanksgiving is a time of driving obnoxious distances, eating absurd amounts of food (that don't have to be traditionally bland), and then collapsing on the couch for a weekend marathon of football and bad Hallmark Christmas movies; And we would be remiss to leave out the craziness of Black Friday. But no matter what you are doing this Thanksgiving, we can all agree that Thanksgiving is a time to stop and reflect -even if only for a moment - on the goodness of life and all its blessings.

So whether you love the holiday or try to avoid it at all costs, Thanksgiving is just about here. We have compiled a few of our favorite Thanksgiving tips, tricks, traditions, and disaster stories from an afternoon of walking around Bridgewater HQ to put together a survival guide that will help you make the most of your Thanksgiving 2019!

(P.S....read to the bottom for a free Christmas Bliss Holiday Jar Candle)


12 TIPS FOR A BETTER THANKSGIVING


oil for frying

1 cup clear cellophane noodles

1 lb. ground pork

1 cups shredded cabbage

1 cup finely chopped carrot

1 cup thinly sliced yellow onion

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

Salt and Pepper

1 egg, beaten

20 spring roll wrappers defrosted

oil for frying

1 cup clear cellophane noodles

1 lb. ground pork

1 cups shredded cabbage

1 cup finely chopped carrot

1 cup thinly sliced yellow onion

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

Salt and Pepper

1 egg, beaten

20 spring roll wrappers defrosted

oil for frying

1 cup clear cellophane noodles

1 lb. ground pork

1 cups shredded cabbage

1 cup finely chopped carrot

1 cup thinly sliced yellow onion

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

Salt and Pepper

1 egg, beaten

20 spring roll wrappers defrosted

 

    1. Fill a large pot with about 2 inches of oil for frying and begin to heat over medium heat
    2. Bring a small pot of water to a boil, cook noodles for about 4 or 5 minutes. Drain and let cool completely. Once cooled, chop noodles into small pieces – about 3 inches
    3. In a large bowl add noodles, pork, cabbage, carrot, and onion, oyster sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper
    4. One by one, place spring roll wrapper on a clean surface with a corner facing you. Be sure to keep the other wrappers damp by covering them with a damp towel. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the filling in the lower third of the wrapper. Bring the corner over the filling and roll it completely, folding in the sides as you go. brush the corner with the egg and press to seal.
    5. Fry the spring rolls, turning occasionally for 4 - 5 minutes or until they are golden brown and the pork is cooked completely. place on a paper towel–lined cookie sheet
    6. Serve with sweet and sour sauce. Nhune makes her own, but we also like Grama’s Sweet Chili Sauce

 

    1. Fill a large pot with about 2 inches of oil for frying and begin to heat over medium heat
    2. Bring a small pot of water to a boil, cook noodles for about 4 or 5 minutes. Drain and let cool completely. Once cooled, chop noodles into small pieces – about 3 inches
    3. In a large bowl add noodles, pork, cabbage, carrot, and onion, oyster sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper
    4. One by one, place spring roll wrapper on a clean surface with a corner facing you. Be sure to keep the other wrappers damp by covering them with a damp towel. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the filling in the lower third of the wrapper. Bring the corner over the filling and roll it completely, folding in the sides as you go. brush the corner with the egg and press to seal.
    5. Fry the spring rolls, turning occasionally for 4 - 5 minutes or until they are golden brown and the pork is cooked completely. place on a paper towel–lined cookie sheet
    6. Serve with sweet and sour sauce. Nhune makes her own, but we also like Grama’s Sweet Chili Sauce

 

  1. Fill a large pot with about 2 inches of oil for frying and begin to heat over medium heat
  2. Bring a small pot of water to a boil, cook noodles for about 4 or 5 minutes. Drain and let cool completely. Once cooled, chop noodles into small pieces – about 3 inches
  3. In a large bowl add noodles, pork, cabbage, carrot, and onion, oyster sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper
  4. One by one, place spring roll wrapper on a clean surface with a corner facing you. Be sure to keep the other wrappers damp by covering them with a damp towel. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the filling in the lower third of the wrapper. Bring the corner over the filling and roll it completely, folding in the sides as you go. brush the corner with the egg and press to seal.
  5. Fry the spring rolls, turning occasionally for 4 - 5 minutes or until they are golden brown and the pork is cooked completely. place on a paper towel–lined cookie sheet
  6. Serve with sweet and sour sauce. Nhune makes her own, but we also like Grama’s Sweet Chili Sauce

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS + TIPS

When It comes to black Friday, some hate it and others love it, but now days, everyone can take advantage of the savings online without having to deal with the. Here are a few ways you can save on your Bridgewater products over the next week:

When It comes to black Friday, some hate it and others love it, but now days, everyone can take advantage of the savings online without having to deal with the. Here are a few ways you can save on your Bridgewater products over the next week:

"Let your wife do the Black Friday shopping so you can stay home and watch football."
- Chris Burns (Director of Business Development)
"Let your wife do the Black Friday shopping so you can stay home and
watch football." - Chris Burns (Director of Business Development)
"Don’t go out! Bring your laptop and find all the deals from the couch. "
- Celena Nimz (Email Marketing Coordinator)
"Don’t go out! Bring your laptop and find all the deals from the couch. "
- Celena Nimz (Email Marketing Coordinator)
"Black Friday shopping? No way! I stay so far away and never go out!"
- Brian Hennecy (Vice President of Human Resources & Culture Development)
"Black Friday shopping? No way! I stay so far away and never go out!"
- Brian Hennecy (Vice President of Human Resources & Culture Development)

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SECRET BLOG SALE: Spend $50 on candles, get a Christmas Bliss Holiday Jar free (USE CODE: BWTHANKSGIVING )
Valid 11/25–11/28, limit one free gift per order, cannot be combined with other discounts or codes. Must add Christmas Bliss Holiday Jar to cart . Free gifts are available while supplies last and subject to change without notice.

BLACK FRIDAY: Free Shipping + 15% off site wide + Free 6oz Sweet Grace Detergent with $50 purchase
Valid 11/29–12/1, limit one free gift per order, cannot be combined with other discounts or codes. Free gifts are available while supplies last and subject to change without notice.

Cyber Monday: Free Shipping + 15% off site wide + Free Sweet Grace Collection #022 with any $45 purchase
Valid 12/2 only, limit one free gift per order, cannot be combined with other discounts or codes. Free gifts are available while supplies last and subject to change without notice.