The holiday season is already upon us. Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. That hardly seems possible, but somehow this year has managed to go so slowly, yet so quickly, too. 

Although 2020 has been a difficult, unpredictable year, the holiday season – especially Thanksgiving – is a perfect time to count our blessings. 

We also believe it’s a time for traditions, and some traditions are worth keeping, no matter what. Here at Ashley’s Pastries, our Thanksgiving tradition for 38 years has been baking deliciousness for you. We are grateful to have a place at your table. 

But before you sit down at the table this holiday, you may have a few things to do. If you’re feeling a bit behind this year, don’t worry! We’ve helped make a quick do list leading up to turkey day. 

  1. Plan your menu. Are you doing the traditional turkey this year or something completely different? Do you plan to cook or is this the year to take a break and  carry out from a local restaurant? If you haven’t decided yet, now is the time to plan your menu. 
  2. Make your grocery list. Once you know the meal plan, start shopping now for needed supplies and non-perishable items. Grocery stores are doing a great job keeping the shelves stocked, but you don’t want to be left empty-handed on the holiday if popular items run out. Planning and shopping ahead can also help you avoid the crowds or extra trips to the store, too. 
  3. Place your order with Ashley’s. Do you always serve our freshly baked dinner rolls alongside the turkey and mashed potatoes? Is it really Thanksgiving if you don’t get a slice or our pecan or pumpkin pie? Do your children look forward to our seasonally decorated sugar cookies? Call today (937-293-1719) to let us know what you need and place your holiday order. As we said, part of our holiday tradition is baking deliciousness for you so we want to make sure we’ve got what you need, freshly baked and packaged for pickup when you need it.
  4. Celebrate safely. Thanksgiving is a time to be with those we love. It’s about sitting around the table, nourishing our bodies with food and our souls with good conversation and meaningful connection. This year your table may be smaller or it may look different if your close family and friends are all wearing masks. You have to decide what’s best for you and your family, but no matter what or how you celebrate, please do it safely. 
  5. Have an attitude of gratitude. No matter what, there is always something to be thankful for. Research shows practicing gratitude is helpful for our mental health and can lower stress levels. We encourage you to think of a handful of things you’re thankful for. Get your family involved, too, and make a list you can share on Thanksgiving. Whether it’s your family and friends, a good book, a fresh slice of pie, or an exciting football game – practicing gratitude is a great addition to any holiday. 

Here at Ashley’s we know you’re at the top of our list. Now more than ever, we are grateful for you!