The biggest food-centric holiday of the year is right around the corner, so I hope y’all know how big your ovens are and how many people you’re expected to feed. If I were more of a recipe developer I would be handing out side dish recommendations and Top 10 Turkey Tips, but alas, I am the youngest in my family and thus have never hosted a Thanksgiving myself. What I can do is hip you to these foodie events this weekend, and let you now that La Montañita does a hell of a Thanksgiving catering program if you need the backup.
Meal Prep Cooking Class
I am perpetually impressed by people who take the time and effort to meal prep. Being on top of your life enough to plan your whole week’s worth of take-to-work lunches in advance is a level of adulthood that I can only dream about. Which is why I should probably go to this meal prep cooking class at Three Sisters Kitchen (109 Gold Ave. SW) taught by the UNM Nutrition Club. The class is on Saturday, Nov. 17 from noon to 2pm, and it covers several recipes that you can use to start meal prepping at home, as well as tips and ideas for adding variety throughout the week. This event is free and open to anyone who wants to attend.
Want to help end hunger in Albuquerque without even leaving your house? You can do just that this Saturday, Nov. 17, for the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive. Leave a bag of non-perishable food such as canned beans or veggies, peanut butter, cereal or pasta by your mailbox in the morning, and your letter carrier will pick it up with your mail to take to the Roadrunner Food Bank. If you’d like to volunteer to help sort food at one of the participating post offices, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-349-8837.
Slow Food ABQ’s 4th Annual Food Swap
Slow Food ABQ
Back in ye olden times it was customary for communities to have food swaps in the autumn where people could trade the foods they had grown or made. This was a good way to diversify your pantry to ensure you wouldn’t be stuck eating nothing but sauerkraut all winter. This tradition still makes a lot of sense for those who grow or make their own food, which is why Slow Food ABQ is hosting their 4th annual food swap this Sunday, Nov. 18, from 11am to 1pm. Bring your homemade baked goods, pickles, jams or homegrown herbs and produce to the Open Space Visitor Center (6500 Coors Blvd. NW) to trade with other slow foodies in the area. If you’d like, you can just bring samples to offer. This is a great way to meet other DIYers and to get recipes and advice for your future kitchen experiments.