Tick-Tock, the countdown is on! Only 48 hours ‘till Thanksgiving. If you’re still planning the menu for your feast, look no further because I’ve got you covered — including your shopping list for Thanksgiving success. These products and brands I’m working with will help you enjoy Thanksgiving deliciously.
(Disclosure: I work with the brands mentioned on the TV segment and this blog post.)
Don’t Forget the Dairy Pure
You know you’ll need milk and cream to pull off your Thanksgiving favorites – like mashed potatoes, mac-n cheese, green bean casserole and many other sides. Look for Dairy Pure – they are the only brand backed by an exclusive 5-point purity promise from your trusted dairy. Dairy pure’s heavy whipping cream adds the creamy mouthfeel in these garlic mashed potatoes that everyone loves — and you can use heavy whipping cream to make your own whipped topping for pumpkin pie, plus half and half for coffee and tea you’ll be serving with dessert.
Build Up Your Cantry
Build up a “cantry” with those canned food items you know you’ll need for the big meal – and leftovers too! Canned foods help you get corn, gravy, sweet potato casseroles and more on your table. From field to seal, cans seal in foods’
nutrition, freshness and flavor.
Food is picked and canned at the peak of ripeness and it’s ready when you are. Already thinking about what to do with those Thanksgiving leftovers? Make this Shephard’s pie, simply swap the beef with leftover turkey, veggies, and mashed potatoes.
Honey and Caramelized Sliders For Leftovers
How about ham and turkey sliders with honey and carmelized onion? Buzz + Bloom delivers globally-sourced, craft-style honey that captures the natural and diverse goodness of honey. Honey is a great way to add a little sweetness into all your Thanksgiving dishes this season. This recipe uses American honey, which offers a sweet and buttery flavor with notes of cinnamon, caramel and cedar. To caramelize onions, just cook them on low with butter for about 30 minutes. Get this recipe and purchase your Buzz + Bloom at BuzzandBloomHoney.com.
Build a Snack Spread for All Your Guests
Pick up some California raisins and popcorn and make this Pumpkin Pie Popcorn Mix recipe from LoveYourRaisins.com with the kids. It tastes like Pumpkin pie! California Raisins are an all-natural, no-sugar added, dried-by-the-sun fruit.
With November being diabetes awareness month, raisins are an excellent food choice to keep your carbohydrate intake consistent throughout the day and manage blood sugar.
A 12 week study on people with Type 2 Diabetes showed regular consumption of raisins, compared to various snack crackers, had a positive impact on post-meal glucose levels and systolic blood pressure.
Also diabetes-friendly and crowd-pleasing is a big bowl of Wonderful pistachios – a diabetes “superfood”! Pistachios provide key healthy fats and 3 grams of fiber – both helping to keep hunger at bay and blood sugar in check.
A 49-kernel serving of pistachios provides a good source of protein, fiber, and the left-over shells may serve as a visual cue about portions, potentially helping to curb overconsumption.
Wonderful Pistachios come in a variety of flavors for all taste palates: Roasted & Salted, Salt & Pepper, Sweet Chili, and even No Salt & Lightly Salted varieties available.
Keep an empty bowl nearby as guests really do have fun crackin’ them while chatting or watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade or the big football game.
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