Thanksgiving might still seem far away, but the feast-fueled holiday is just a few weeks around the corner. For those playing host this Turkey Day, there is no better time to start stocking up on Thanksgiving necessities than now.
When beginning to think about all the ingredients needed for cooking up your bird and endless sides, it is best to start with the nonperishables. No harm in going out to the store now to get these basics out of the way before the holiday rush.
Here are our top nonperishable Thanksgiving ingredient recommendations to buy now. Get 'em before they're gone!
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Chestnuts - Try the pre-roasted, peeled and vacuum-packed chestnuts from Trader Joe's or Williams-Sonoma. Simply open and crumble into your soups or stuffings. Chestnuts made easy.
Stuffing Mix - We prefer the cornbread mix without added herbs. If you prefer to make your stuffing from scratch, try this delicious recipe.
Chicken Broth - Boxes of Swanson or College Inn broth are always a trusty choice.
Paper Goods - Plates, napkins, cups, you name it. Get some festive holiday paper goods and forget the worry of cleanup after dinner, simply toss the mess away. Now you can focus on after dinner bloat and napping.
Frozen Squash for Soup - Frozen, pre-cut squash is great for making large batches of soup. Save the fresh stuff for smaller dishes or weekday dinners.
Canned Pumpkin - For breads, pies, muffins and the like.
Basic Ingredients (baking powder, baking soda, flour, sugar, oil, etc) - Look around the pantry to see what other kitchen staples you might need. Great to stock up now before the supermarket shelves start to empty.
What holiday ingredients are you stocking up on before the rush? Let us know below!