All the fixins you need for the perfect Thanksgiving in the Glebe
It’s that time of year again, when we stuff ourselves so full of turkey that we pass out before dessert is served; when we pour gravy over our entire plates and top it all off with cranberries.
That’s right, it’s time to get that bird in the oven, because it’s Thanksgiving this weekend.
Are you hosting dinner with the in-laws, your growing family, or hosting a collective gathering for people who are away from home this weekend? If you’re doing either, we have got you covered with a list of items you’ll need for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner.
Turkey from the Glebe Meat Market
Let’s start with the most important thing on the list – a big bird. There are no better places to get a turkey in the Glebe than at the Glebe Meat Market. Owner Stephane Sauve will set you up with the right bird for your feast. Just tell him how many people you need to serve – and, more importantly, how many days you want leftovers for, and he’ll send you off with a fowl fine enough to impress your mother-in-law.
More meat at Loblaws
Turkey not enough? Head to Loblaws on Isabella Street and pick up a pork loin roast, a prime rib roast or a bone-in ham to supplement your main course. An Applewood Spiral Ham will some salty goodness to your perfect meal.
Veggies from McKeen Metro Glebe
You’ll want some succulent sides to go with your immaculate supper. Head over to McKeen Metro Glebe and pick up carrots, broccoli, and any other greens you want to cook up for your feast. The fine staff at Metro will make sure you have all the fixins before you leave the store.
Sweet potatoes from Whole Foods Market
Baked, mashed, roasted or fried. However you prepare your potatoes for Thanksgiving, you know they’ll be delicious from Whole Foods. Pick up some sweet potatoes from the Lansdowne grocery store and wow your guests with a killer recipe that includes maple rosemary, thyme or garlic. Make an extra pot, because these will be the first dish consumed.
Turkey roaster from The Glebe Emporium
Now that you’ve got your food sorted out, you’ll need something to cook your bird in. The Glebe Emporium has everything you need and more -including this Paderno Extra-Large 45cm Stainless Steel Multi-Roaster. Cook that perfect turkey in this roaster and the kids will be asleep in no time. The only downside is that the adults will be ready for bed too.
Kurosaki Fugin carving knife from Knifewear
Once your bird is cooked, you’ll want to slice it perfectly. There’s no better way to do that than with a Kurosaki Fugin carving knife from Knifewear. This VG-10 stainless steel knife will cut through your bird like butter, rather than mangling it apart with a chainsaw.
Cuisipro Fat Separator from JD Adam
There’s nothing worse than pouring lumpy gravy over top of perfectly fluffed mashed potatoes. With the Cuisipro Fat Separator from JD Adam, you won’t have to scrape off that layer of fat that rises to the top of your gravy. This separator removes fat and other particles from your gravy for a smooth pour every time.
Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Pinot Noir from Wine Rack
Pair your bird perfectly with this pinot noir from Wine Rack. Flavours of ripe plums, chocolate, leather and spice with a lingering finish will have your guests keeping their glasses full all night. The wine also pairs well with mushroom-based sauces and grilled pork tenderloin. Cheers!
Craft Beer from LCBO
If you really want to impress your guests, don’t stock the fridge full of Budweiser or Canadian. Instead, head to the growler station at LCBO and fill up on some local craft beer. The growler station at the Lansdowne location will allow you to sample a selection of craft beers before purchasing, so you really get what you want. Mix and match a number of varieties and you and your guests become beer connoisseurs throughout the night.
Clean up time with Capital Home Hardware
What a mess! The guests didn’t even offer to do the dishes! Some people’s kids! Well, at least you can do the dishes in style with these fancy, exclusive dish towels from Capital Home Hardware. Dry in true Glebe style with these neighbourhood towels. Be proud of your community. And once your guests see the towels, they’ll line up to do the dishes next year.
We hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving with friends, family, strangers or whoever happens to show up hungry. These items should help you put on the feast you have always been dreaming of.
And the tryptophan kicks in in 3, 2…