Thanksgiving Redux

How do you downsize your Thanksgiving dinner without losing the spirit of the holiday? We want everyone to have a safe and COVID-free Thanksgiving, so we’ve got a roundup of unique and exciting recipes and tips to make a smaller harvest feast that will still be fit for your festive table.

Regular store hours this weekend, closed for Thanksgiving Monday. 

Stuffing is often stuck in tradition, we use the same recipes year after year and never consider the possibility of change. With the many changes we’ve faced this year, what better time to brave a new stuffing! Check out this Buttered Stuffing with Mushrooms from Better Homes & Gardens. The great thing about this stuffing is that it can go really well with a festive brunch the next day. Serve it up with some eggs and bacon and you’re set.

Or try Pineapple Stuffing, often relegated to Easter fare, this recipe is delicious and unconventional with turkey. It’s weird but it’s really good! Kind of like life right now – things are weird and unconventional, but continued existence is still amazing!

Turkey doesn’t have to be the whole bird – consider buying turkey breasts – they can be butterflied and stuffed and make a beautiful roast. Here are directions on how to stuff and truss your own turkey breast for roasting.



If you’re going with a whole turkey here’s a new way to keep it moist – try mayonnaise. I know. Crazy! But apparently it works really well. Here’s a detailed post from She Wears Many Hats that will take you through the process.


Turkey Scaloppini in the Chronicle Herald


Now what about not roasting a turkey at all? Since this post is all about risky new takes on classics, keep an open mind for this next idea – turkey scaloppini! PEI’s Ilona Daniel has an awesome recipe for breaded and fried turkey cutlets served with baby hasselbacks. Check it out here.

For dessert, pumpkin pie will always be the favourite this time of year, but have you ever considered a pumpkin fool? This recipe from the LA Times combines pumpkin puree with mascarpone, graham crackers and heavy cream. You’d be a fool not to try it. Sorry – couldn’t resist!

A great idea for sharing your Thanksgiving with family over Zoom came to us from a comment on our Facebook page. A Fiesta Farms customer shared how her family celebrated Passover together, while staying in their own homes. Love this!



Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy the beauty of October this long weekend. Get outside, hug a tree, go apple picking, dive into a pile of colourful fallen leaves, and remember to be thankful, if only because we live in Canada and we have our Thanksgiving at the exact perfect time of year.

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