Thanksgiving is Stressful. We all know this. Make life a little easier and do a semi-homemade Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) with the help of Trader Joe’s.
Wine. Two- (or three-) buck Chuck or pumpkin ale is probably the way to go for Friendsgiving. If you’re going for something with a little more class, try a zinfandel.
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Appetizers. Don’t kill yourself over appetizers. Set up some veggies and dip and a charcuterie plate, and call it a day. You have more important matters to deal with in the kitchen, like sides.
Sides. Let Trader Joe’s take care of the stuffing mix. They also have frozen chopped vegetables, pre-made mashed sweet potatoes, and all sorts of macaroni and cheese that you can upgrade.
Dessert. Life doesn’t get any easier (or tastier) than when you’re serving mini pumpkin pies. Go the nontraditional route with pumpkin pie mochi ice cream or pumpkin ice cream sandwiches.
Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.