Wondering what to stock up on this Thanksgiving? We’ve got a handy list of essentials for your Thanksgiving shopping list; from roasts and sides to
hot-out-of-the-oven rolls, and pies, here are some seasonal favourites to make Thanksgiving dinner shine.
Thanksgiving roasts to make your dinner special this year. Starting with classics like roast turkey, to less-traditional – but no less delicious – cuts of meat.
Whether you choose to order a fresh turkey from our Meat Dept., or buy a frozen, pre-basted bird, we’ve got you covered with a variety of options and recipes to make the big meal special. Try our ultimate roast turkey recipe.
2. Sterling Silver® Inside Round Roast Beef
This crowd-pleaser is not only budget-friendly, it also delivers big on flavour and juiciness. Try this Pepper, Mustard & Thyme Crusted Roast Beef recipe, paired with roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy for the main event.
3. Panache Hickory-Smoked Honey Spiral Ham
This crowd pleaser comes ready to heat and serve, or you can take it up a notch with this spice rub and roasted vegetables combo. Bonus: You can make amazing ham, chutney and grilled cheese sandwiches with the leftovers.
4. Nagano Pork Tenderloin
Bake it, roast it, or cut it into medallions, this versatile, 100% Canadian raised pork tenderloin offers a rich flavour and tender eat. This Peanut-crusted Pork Tenderloin recipe is a great option for those looking to host a non-traditional roast.
5. Boneless Leg of Lamb
This boneless cut cooks to tender, juicy perfection and is a dream to carve. We’ve included mini potatoes in the same pan and a fresh mint pesto recipe to pull it all together.
Stuffing and Side Dish Essentials
Key basics for must-try homemade stuffing. Some of our favourite recipes include Mushroom Stuffing with Bacon & Pine Nuts and Barbecued Sausage, Sweet Potato & Cherry Stuffing
6. French Loaf from our Bakery Dept.
Pick up a French loaf or two from our Bakery Dept. Serve warmed and sliced with butter on the side, or use in stuffing, or cut up and toasted as croutons in a salad.
7. Compliments Mild Italian Pork Sausage.
Mild or spicy Italian pork sausage will take your stuffing to the next level.
8. Compliments Roasted & Salted Deluxe Mixed Nuts
Nuts give stuffings an earthy flavour and pleasing crunch. Or buy a tin to serve with cocktails as guests start to arrive.
9. Compliments Yellow-Fleshed Potatoes
Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without mashed potatoes, and these yellow-fleshed mashing potatoes are ideal for the job. Try them in our Cheddar & Garlic Mashed Potatoes or our Jalapeno & Shredded Cheese Mashed Potatoes.
10. Compliments Chicken Broth
Having a couple of packs of chicken broth or chicken bouillon cubes on hand can be a lifesaver in the kitchen. It can help with gravy if you’re short on pan drippings or flavour your favourite mash (root veggies, potatoes, cauliflower). It also comes in handy if you’ve got leftover turkey and want to make a soup or pot pie, too!
Add a squash-based side dish to your meal this Thanksgiving! Squash is a family of vegetables that has a uniquely wide range of flavour profiles, textures, and uses. Not sure where to start? Check out our Squash 101 guide for a full range of options, recipes and tips.
12. Fresh Infarm Herbs
Infarm fresh herbs, grown in environmentally controlled, vertical, modular farming units at select Safeway stores, add vibrancy and a fresh burst of flavour to most any Thanksgiving dish.
12. Compliments Cranberries
Turkey dinner isn’t complete without that ruby red, sweet-tart cranberry sauce! In just twenty minutes, you can make your own Cranberry Sauce Tip: Add a little extra flare to the sauce with a little orange zest and a spoonful of your favourite orange liqueur while cooking.
Ready For You Prepared Foods
13. Veggie Grillers & Roasters.
Let us do the peeling, slicing and dicing with ready-to-cook veggie grillers & roasters in various combinations including: Pepper Medley, BBQ Sauté Deluxe Vegetable, and Mixed Petite Potato.
14. Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Perfect for an app or a unique side, our stuffed Portobello mushroom caps come in imitation crab & shrimp or cheddar, spinach, bacon, and shrimp. Oven-bake or grill for something decidedly different this Thanksgiving.
What’s Thanksgiving without pie? Here are some staples to help out with the dessert course.
15. Compliments Pie Shells
A no-fuss short cut! Flaky and tasty, these are so good, no one will guess you didn’t make these from scratch.
16. Compliments Pure Pumpkin Purée
Pure pumpkin purée says it all- and it’s just what you want to fill your pie with a dollop of cream. Or get fancy with one of our five incredibly good pie topper ideas.
17. Compliments Pumpkin Pie
Maybe baking isn’t your thing – or you simply ran out of time. Either way, we’re here for you with our line of Compliments pies. Ready to serve, our pumpkin pie can be enjoyed as-is, with sweet whipped cream, or leveled up a notch with maple whipped cream and crumbled maple cookies.
18. Compliments Cranberry Ginger Ale Flavour Soda
This Compliments Cranberry Ginger Ale Flavour Soda puts you in a thanksgiving holiday state of mind with every sip. Whip up a pitcher of this Cranberry Sangria (use some in lieu of the lemon sparkling water) or simply pour over ice with a few fresh mint leaves for a refreshing alternative.
19. Mocktail Mixers
Bright, tropical, and slightly spicy, a zero-proof mulled wine, made with Compliments Pineapple Juice and Panache Ginger Beer is the perfect drink to serve guests as they arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. Get the recipe for our Pineapple Panache mocktail.