It can be absolutely exhausting trying to plan a Thanksgiving Feast. Being the host of the holiday dinner doesn’t mean you can’t ask for help. Get the whole family involved. If you have a large family, take advantage of it! Put someone in charge a specific duty. It will help you feel more organized and less stressed out. Although you may feel as if you will remember everything, make a list to bring with you when you’re grocery shopping.
Be sure to keep your goals realistic. As much as we all would love to have our Thanksgiving dinner look like it came straight out of a Martha Stewart magazine, for most of us that just won’t happen. We find whenever we set our goals just a bit too high, we get discouraged.
Reminder: If you ordered any Holiday Turkey Dinners from our Deli Department, be sure to pick them up. They are available for pick up on November 23th & 24th.
Hood Egg Nog is one of those special drinks we all look forward to during the holiday season. Serve in a punch bowl for guests. Sprinkle McCormick Ground Nutmeg and McCormick Ground Cinnamon for extra flavor.
Who doesn’t enjoy a nice class of Apple Cider? Pick up a gallon of Zeigler’s Fresh Apple Cider. Press a slice of apple into the lip of the glass for a nice presentation.
Martinelli Sparkling Cider is another great beverage to pick up if you’re looking for something special to serve.
Like spicy foods? Indulge into our Wasabi Dip using your favorite blanched veggies for dunking.
Don’t forget to bring out a plate of those Large Cooked Cocktail Shrimp for everyone to snack on.
Sometimes everyone’s favorite appetizers turn out to be the easiest to make. Serve Nabisco Snack Crackers with an assortment of cheeses, pepperoni and fruits. Slice up some Yancey’s Fancy Cheddar Cheese Wedges to serve with Wilson Sliced Pepperoni and fresh grapes.
Available in all of our Bakery Departments, are Soft Dinner Rolls and Snowflake Rolls. Already freshly baked, you can just place them in a basket to serve on the table.
We prefer to array of different breads, so your guests have a wide variety to choose from. You can pick up Gold Medal Brown & Serve Rolls that are on sale in Wheat and White. Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are another family favorite.
Cranberry sauce is a definite must to have served on your table. Try making your own using Ocean Spray Fresh Cranberries on sale in our Produce Department. If you don’t have a recipe to use, Martha Stewart has a delicious Orange-Scented Cranberry Sauce that is heavenly.
We stumbled upon this recipe from Campbell’s Kitchen for Green Bean Casserole. Use French’s Fried Onions and Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup on sale to make this classic side dish.
Potato and Onion Casserole is a delectable side dish that will have everyone scooping up seconds.
Our Peeled Butternut Squash is locally grown and ready to use. Mash some up and serve as a side dish.
Stove Top Stuffing is without a doubt, one of those important Thanksgiving staples. At such a great price, it’s a great time to stock up too.
The biggest issue we find people have with Thanksgiving dinner, is choosing the right turkey. How long does it take to thaw a turkey? What size bird should I get? Will there be enough for leftovers? We can answer all these questions for you, because they’re all things that need to be taken into account. There are quite a few components that need to be considered when purchasing the right bird, and it can be tricky.
Buying Your Turkey
If you have no idea what size turkey to purchase, we can help you calculate. Plan for about 3/4 of a pound per person. Unless you like leftovers, then 1 to 1.5 pounds per diner is recommended. Have a look at how to properly Thaw Your Turkey.
Premium Norbest Turkey
This year we are featuring Premium Norbest Turkey. Norbest has more than 71 years of experience producing the very highest quality premium whole turkeys. They are the most delicious, moist and tender turkeys to ever hit a Thanksgiving table. Each one comes with a pop-up timer to tell you when it’s cooked to perfection.
There are hundreds of recipes for making the “perfect” Thanksgiving turkey. We will admit it, we thought all recipes to cook a Thanksgiving turkey were complicated and overwhelming. Until we found a recipe that was so simple, we consider it a tiny miracle. Discovered on the Food Network’s website, Dave Lieberman’s Do Nothing Turkey, truly lives up to its name.
8″ Apple or Pumpkin Pies from our Bakery Departments are incredible. Pick them up freshly baked for your and your guests to enjoy for dessert.
Making your own cheesecake may sound like a lot of work. But thanks to Kraft Cheesecake Filling, it literally takes minutes to make. Just empty the filling into a Keebler Ready Crust Graham Pie Shell and top it off with whatever you’d like. We enjoy adding Raspberries, Blackberries or Blueberries on top of our cheesecake. You can also use Comstock Pie Filling over the dessert.
This Layered Chocolate Mousse dessert is delicious and simple to make. Try adding some of your favorite sweets to top off this chocolate mousse.
We found a delicious dessert recipe from Keebler using their Ready Crust Graham Pie Shells on sale. Try making their Chocolate Triple Layer Pie. We’re a huge fan of their Ready Crust Pie Shells, because it makes preparing desserts so much easier.