Thanksgiving…a special time of year!

Mississauga Thanksgiving Holiday Fall 2013

Thanksgiving is a warm, special time of year. The drop in temperature, the changing of the leaves, and the gathering of family for quality time and a sense of community are all holiday classics made even more special with the right setting; this includes great food that won’t do a number on your body and a classic Thanksgiving decoration setup to usher in the joy.

Thanksgiving Holiday Menu Ideas

Thanksgiving is synonymous with great food shared amongst loved ones. For those trying to eat healthy, you can still have all of the Thanksgiving classics without the health baggage that comes with it.

Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, yams, and all of the holiday favorites can still be on the menu this year with a little help from local markets that specialize in organic food for any occasion. Whole Foods across from Square One Mall, Loblaws, and Planet Organic Market know that people don’t want to throw away the health guide just because it’s Thanksgiving, so they pride themselves in providing delicious organic ingredients you can use to have a traditional Thanksgiving.

Trying to stay gluten-free? You can pick up gluten-free bread and stuffing cubes from any of these places, along with gluten-free chicken broth, and locally-sourced vegetables to throw in.

Whole Foods is a great place to pick up your onions, shallots, celery, sage, parsley, thyme, carrots, and anything else you need to make your signature stuffing. The recipes aren’t just healthy, but simple, too; toast your bread cubes for twenty minutes at 300 degrees, sautee your extra ingredients with a white wine, and bake all of it together for twenty minutes at 325 degrees, and there you have it! You’ve just made a tasty Thanksgiving favorite, gluten-free, in under forty-five minutes!

Thanksgiving and Fall decor

But the festive additions to your home don’t start and end with the food- don’t forget that decorating your house for the fall helps chime in the Thanksgiving spirit as much as the smell of Turkey. Crate and Barrel can be your one-stop destination for your d├ęcor needs, with flatware, napkins, and Thanksgiving china sold in large sets to accommodate large families. Bring the scent of pumpkin and fall spice into your home today with Crate and Barrel’s scented pillar candles. If you have a few more guests than usual coming into town for the holidays, take a look at their extending dining tables.