A Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving

How to have a great Thanksgiving using only Trader Joe’s products

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

This one is for all of you one-stop-shoppers.

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.Thanksgiving Cookies
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Decorations. All great parties need great décor. Spice up the dinner table with mini pumpkins and fall-themed flowers.
Mini Pumpkins
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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.
Wine Glass
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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.
Charcuterie Plate
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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.
Roasted Root Vegetables
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Turkey. Obviously you need a turkey. Pick yours up in stores after November 15. Check out some of our best turkey recipes here.
Roast Turkey
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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.
Mini Pumpkin Pie
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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.

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