So I was up early this morning getting so I could head up to appear on a Q13 Fox news segment! My segment was all about Thanksgiving for under $3 per serving by Shopping Grocery Outlet first. While I’ve been filmed before for the news and done other video and webcasts, I have to say I did not get much sleep last night I was sooo nervous about this one.
I figured some of you might be curious about what this is all like, so I got some pictures so I could share a behind-the-scenes look.
Instead of waiting in the green room, I got to watch anchors Kaci Aitchison and Brien Blakely for about 30 minutes while I set up. They are definitely naturals at what they do and made it look like cake, but it made me appreciate my work-at-home gig that much more. Kaci introduced herself to me while getting up for a cup of coffee – she is super friendly!
I also got to watch M.J. McDermott cover the weather which is funny since I’ve seen her do it a zillion times before on TV. (I hope she’ll be cool with having her picture on my site. I’m guessing so, since she’s on the news and used to that sort of thing.) I also saw Adam Gehrke, traffic reporter walk in at one point.
Anchorman Brien Blakely did the spot with me and I have to say, he is the nicest guy ever and totally put me at ease and walked me through the segment. (Which is pretty much exactly the kind of person you want to deal with when you’re about to go live on the news!)
See how Brien’s holding up 3 fingers? That wasn’t a coincidence. I was sharing Grocery Outlet’s $3 a serving Thanksgiving menu which you can find over at Grocery Outlet.com.
UPDATED: You can now watch the recorded segment HERE.
If you missed the segment, here are some of the tips I shared:
- Shop Grocery Outlet first for your Thanksgiving meal! I found a bunch of great deals including $0.75 canned cranberry sauce, $3.99 olive oil, and of course – wine! – all at amazing prices.
- Do a potluck! Ask friends and family to contribute to your meal; don’t go it alone.
- Keep it simple. You don’t need 10-15 different side dishes to make a great Thanksgiving Day meal. Instead, focus on a few sides that use inexpensive ingredients and easy recipes.
- Use leftovers. You can stretch your dollar further by eating your leftovers. (But seriously, you wouldn’t actually toss them out would you?)
For a great Thanksgiving meal plan that will put you under $3 a serving, please visit Grocery Outlet.com!
So I debated putting this here, but I’m going to just go for it. I want to talk a little bit about the recipe I demonstrated on the spot – the Turkey Cranberry Melts (which are AH-MAZING by the way). Last night as I was headed to bed, I heard my dear husband rummaging in the kitchen. I shot downstairs – and yes, discovered that he was eating the sandwich I’d prepared for today’s shoot! I may or may not have shed a few tears and sent him to the store for more bread. (In all seriousness, I should’ve labeled the thing – I mean wouldn’t you want to eat a yummy looking sandwich if you found it in your fridge?) So I made another one at 11:30 last night to have as the completed sandwich for the shoot.
You might imagine my surprise when the anchorman asked me at the end of the shoot what I was going to do with it – and if he could have it? Apparently these sandwiches are just that irresistible!
So if that all doesn’t convince you to make this awesome Turkey Cranberry Melt sandwich, I don’t know what will!
Make sure to check out Grocery Outlet for a full Thanksgiving Menu, the shopping list, and leftover recipes.