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Classic Holiday Wines
Looking for a great accompaniment to your Thanksgiving meal? Give Undone’s Riesling a try. It has very clean flavors with pure expressions of fruit. Prefer a red? The Marshall Family Pinot Noir is bursting with fruit, a creamy palate and cola notes. This wine tastes of raspberry and cherry, and it has a dark, rich color.
Want more great holiday wine ideas? Look for our Gifts and Entertaining guide in stores this Saturday! Care to taste before you buy? Our wine stewards will be holding tastings at select locations featuring some of our holiday wines.
Pie Time, Organically
When it’s time to bake that pumpkin pie this year, consider using Farmer’s Market Organic pumpkin puree — named the #1 organic pumpkin brand! Also try Farmer’s Market’s other smooth and velvety purees — great for adding flavors to holiday dishes.
Norpro has the tools you need this Thanksgiving to get your bird ready to bake. Look for the poultry lacer set, stainless steel deluxe baster set and cotton twine.
Elegant, Easy Paper
When you need cute and festive paper goods, we recommend Caspari’s autumn line. The napkins, paper plates and guest towels all add a festive pop for the season.
Perfect for the Hostess
Invited to an early holiday bash? Consider bringing one of Pacifica’s gift sets as a hostess gift. Each contains a travel-sized body butter, candle with matches and a solid perfume, all in matching scents. We like the Avalon Juniper scent for winter.
$13.99 each (selected varieties)
Price effective November 15th to December 31st
Download this week’s ad (1.2MB PDF).
Turkey Carving 101
Carving your turkey doesn’t have to be chore this Thanksgiving. Follow our five easy steps to carve your holiday turkey with ease.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Delicious! Pancetta, toasted pine nuts, Pecorino Romano, and extra-virgin olive oil.
Brandied Cranberries & Pecans
Always great with holiday meats, it pairs well atop double- and triple- cream cheeses such as Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam.
Gingered Purée of Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes and yams with a hint of coconut milk and ginger.
Check out our Holiday Menu (PDF link) for more prepared holiday foods.
Don’t get caught when the stores close on Thanksgiving Day. Stock up on everything you need for your holiday pantry ahead of time. And just to make certain you don’t miss a thing, we’ve created this handy list of what every well-appointed pantry should include. Simply print it out and bring it along on your next trip to our stores. Many of these standard essentials are also available on our shelves in all-natural, organic and gluten-free options.
Turkey Day is fast approaching, and if you want an exceptionally juicy and tender bird at the center of your holiday table, we recommend a Branigan’s turkey. Branigan’s has been based locally, in Woodland, since 1942, and their turkeys are raised longer to guarantee the best quality and flavor. Place your order for one of these special turkeys with our meat department no later than November 23rd, and we’ll have your order ready for pick-up in 48 hours.
Pick up a package of our Brioche Rolls: a rich dinner roll made with fresh creamery butter and whole eggs.
12-Count Package, $4.49, save $0.50
Price effective November 12 to 18, 2008.
As holidays go, Thanksgiving is most notably the one about food. And usually plenty of it! Surprisingly many Thanksgiving Day favorites can be quite healthy. Here’s a run down on what to put on your plate, in moderation of course!
Turkey: Relatively low in saturated fats, turkey supplies about 40% of the Daily Value for protein in a three-ounce serving. Dark meat also packs extra of the minerals iron and zinc, which are both vital for a healthy immune system.
Sweet potatoes: Often labeled yams in the store, these veggies are nutritional standouts. One baked sweet potato supplies over 250% of vitamin A needs as carotenes and a good dose of vitamin C, both powerful antioxidants that help stave off age-related diseases.
Cranberries: A cousin of blueberries, this bright red fruit contains a powerful antibacterial agent called hippuric acid along with other compounds that studies show may help prevent urinary tract infections. And yet another compound in cranberries has been shown to help lower circulating cholesterol levels.
Potatoes: Whether mashed or baked, preferably with the skin on, potatoes provide both vitamin C and potassium. These two nutrients work in synergy to help improve heart health.
Pumpkin pie: Sure this delectable Thanksgiving Day dessert has added fat and sugar, but you can’t overlook its wealth of beta-carotene with over 100% of the Daily Value in one slice! This powerful antioxidant found in pumpkin flesh helps minimize damaging effects of free-radicals that may accelerate aging.