As I strolled by, I saw the word turkey on this fabulous container that said "Turkey Brine: Apple & Spices". It seemed like a fabulous starting point. What really met me at the door though was the scent of Hot Mulled Cider. I perused through the Turkey Gravy Base, but what I really found exceptional was the advice. The associates in William Sonoma talked me through brining my first turkey, offered me tips and advice, and listened to my ideas for my menu. They handed me the informational material to help me get through my first Thanksgiving. Even though I did not purchase anything that evening (because I purposely left my wallet in my car), I will be back next week to make those purchases to help me prepare for my first thanksgiving, and of course to help me feel more sophisticated. Stay tuned on my journey and my final menu selections!