Thanksgiving Dinner Tips from The Healthy Grocer Team
Our staff team up to share their tips and tricks to help you make this your best Thanksgiving ever.
The Hors d'oeuvres
In a bowl, toss pecans with maple syrup, melted butter (or Vegan Earth Balance), and finely ground sea salt. Spread onto a baking sheet and cook at 350 for approximately 10 minutes (turning over several times). Serve on a platter with local cheeses and a thinly sliced baguette. Take it up a notch by adding a few teaspoons of one of our new Beekman 1802 jams.
Soak cheesecloth in butter and bourbon. Wrap your turkey to baste.
Cook stuffing in muffin paper cups for easily portioned servings and easy clean up.
Brine turkey by rubbing with salt and set overnight. Soak in mild temperature water for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
For vegans who are serving a meat alternative, heat/roast your meat alternative with mini potatoes, brussels sprouts, and largely cut carrots slices. Drizzle olive oil and add sea salt and warm fresh herbs before heating.
Pumpkin Pie may be king at Thanksgiving tables, but try a staff favorite instead - Sweet Potato Pie.
Vegans can make their perfect pumpkin pie by using coconut milk.
A simple red table wine will compliment without overpowering your food.
R.W. Knudsen sparkling juices are a great way for kids to have their own special beverage for Thanksgiving dinner.
Match your music and drinks to your guests liking to help everyone have an enjoyable day!
Remember to enjoy yourself! Rather than rush dinner to the table and then clean up immediately after eating, take the time to enjoy being with family and friends. When it's time to clean up, ask for help from your guests so you can continue to connect and enjoy being part of the experience.
Take a walk with your guests after dinner. Enjoy a beautiful autumn afternoon/evening before heading back inside for tea.