By Chef John Zehnder, CEC, ACE, HGT, AAC
It happens every year as autumn shadows lengthen and brilliant crimson maples drop their leaves in anticipation of a deep winter’s sleep. An army of orange makes its annual trek to the northwoods leaving behind spouses, girlfriends and significant others. As much as we think they all miss us, I can almost hear these left-behind ladies all say in unison, “They’re finally gone and it’s time for ME!”.
I admit that I am one of those guys with a day’s growth of beard and a camo cap headed north in my long underwear, getting so cold I can hardly move my fingers, bragging about the one I almost shot and loving every minute of it. I remember one particular year when there was a monster snowstorm on the night of November 15th. We had to quickly get out of the woods and I decided to just come home. I was greeted angrily by my darling wife with “what are you doing home already?!”. Unbeknownst to me, I had ruined her “Deer Widow’s ME Time”!
That brings us to Zehnder’s Holiday How-To’s. Every year during the opening days of deer season, we host a wide selection of special How-To classes designed to give you practical step-by-step instructions on holiday projects. After all, the holidays are all about traditions and making things with LOVE. Whether it’s old-fashioned gingerbread houses, the lost art of Springerle Cookie making or wreath decorating, we have someone knowledgable on our staff who can guide you through and give helpful tips to success. Combine a class or two with a chicken luncheon, a stop into our bakery to pick up a few goodies and make a day of it! Trust me; it’ll be more fun than sitting in the cold on a snow covered stump in the woods! These classes are filling up fast so you need to call as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Hurry, it’ll be another 12 months before “Me Time” is back!
Call 800-863-7999, ext. 450 for reservations today!