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Ora M. Roberts says ...
Whole grain organic rolled oats (I keep them in the deep freeze), organic walnuts (freezer), unsweetened organic dried cranberries without preservatives (freezer), unpasturized honey, organic whole wheat flour (freezer), organic raisins (freezer), pumpkin puree (from home-grown organic pumpkins) in the freezer, and organic ground cinnamon (stored in my herb cupboard). So, why is my pantry full? Time to clean out my pantry :)
11/05/2011 6:12:29 PM CDT
Jennifer Smith says ...
We can not live without.... (drum roll please) the home made chicken stock I keep in our freezer each and everytime I make a whole chicken. Its perfection to our taste buds, and since I make it, I know I'm feeding my entire family something wholesome, nutritous, and I know EVERY SINGLE INGREDENT in it!
11/07/2011 9:06:46 AM CST
Sita says ...
Gluten-free options! From stuffing to pie crust, Thanksgiving is as much about gluten as it is about turkey. This being my third Thanksgiving being gluten-intolerant, I'm still figuring out affordable ways to adapt so that I get to enjoy what everyone else is eating and so that they don't notice they're eating gluten-free alternatives. But the market is growing every day with new choices, and that is one thing I am most thankful for!
11/07/2011 9:40:39 PM CST
sfo says ...
My family traces back to the pilgrims, so Thanksgiving is a big holiday for us--and it is not complete without cranberries in several forms!
11/07/2011 12:14:09 AM CST
Trish H says ...
Absolutely must have boxes of chicken and vegetable stock on hand. I couldn't make Thanksgiving Dinner without. Use it in my gravy, my mashed potatoes instead of dairy and to make soup from the leftovers. Love it!
11/08/2011 1:13:13 AM CST
Kris Gresahm says ...
Our favorite staple is "Friends With Leftovers"! Many years ago my Mom started a tradition while we were in college of inviting all the college kids over the day AFTER Thanksgiving to help clean up leftovers. Over the years this event has become larger than our actual Thanksgiving. Now my family,and friends, including my grown children and their friends, come over for "Thanksgiving 2" and everyone brings leftovers to nibble while we play board games and drink wine. It has become a terrific event! We get to sample what other families make for their favorites and we make sure no food goes to waste.
11/07/2011 8:16:08 PM CST
margie says ...
It has to be the Simply Organic Roasted Turkey Gravy Mix everyone thinks I slaved over the stove making it from scrach.but i wont tell if you wont lol
11/07/2011 11:35:05 PM CST
Jan says ...
Love the Thanksgiving Holiday and all the delicious goodies, especially a great hormone free Turkey...yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/10/2011 5:12:25 PM CST
Cyndie N. says ...
Gotta have the gluten free products!!
11/08/2011 1:14:48 PM CST
Becky says ...
Free range organic chicken broth for some awesome homemade turkey noodle soup made with leftovers!
11/09/2011 8:49:44 AM CST
Sarah says ...
Maple syrup is my number one Thanksgiving time staple. It serves as a great sweetener in baking, in sweet side dishes, on top of special breakfasts, and even as a sweetener in some tomato-based dishes.
10/29/2011 5:06:23 AM CDT
Cathy Fisher says ...
CRANBERRIES, whether fresh (freeze well), dried, or canned. I am from Cape Cod, the home of the cranberry & the Pilgrims Nothing is more important for Thanksgiving dinner. Its local here, its tradition, and its historical and delicious. Its great in cookies, bread, and of course no turkey dinner is complete with out a side of cranberry sauce.
10/29/2011 7:56:44 AM CDT
Liz says ...
Pumpkin pie! It simply wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it.
10/30/2011 9:09:02 AM CDT
Joanna says ...
If not a fill of the pantry, I'd be happy to take some of the prepared items home such as quinoa salads, couscous, vegetable dishes, etc. home.
10/30/2011 10:46:45 PM CDT
stephanie says ...
I can't do without rice! Makes a great easy and tasty side dish.
10/30/2011 10:34:55 PM CDT
Karen Taylor says ...
Must haves this time of year for my pantry include savory spices like cumin and garlic for making endless pots of hearty thick stews full of organic edamame, barley, rice, corn, tomatoes, peas and other seasonal veggies and legumes. Yummo!
10/30/2011 11:11:12 AM CDT
Larissa says ...
For the past 4 years now, one Thanksgiving staple I cannot live without is Pure Maple Syrup. I first used it mixed with fresh orange juice as a glaze for our turkey in 2007. Everyone raved at the flavor, including my grandmother who's turkey was hard to beat. Unfortunately that was her last Thanksgiving with us. Since that year, I've found several news ways to incorporate it into our Thanksgiving feast..I mix it into softened butter to make a pure maple butter or the fluffy rolls we have. Drizzle a little bit over orange segments for a light breakfast before the feast. This year we are going a different route since most of the family is now vegetarian/vegan. Stuffed acorn squash, first roasted with a maple syrup, butter, and sea salt glaze. (For the few that DO eat turkey, I think I'll go the orange and maple syrup glaze route again...it really was a show stopper!).
10/30/2011 11:12:17 AM CDT
Jill says ...
I have already been thinking of all the smells and tastes of the season. Thank you for including lots of chocolate in your gift!
10/30/2011 11:12:10 AM CDT
Laurette Sebastienne says ...
I use these chocolate bars (•365 Everyday Value® Organic Dark Chocolate Bar) to shred onto the top of my home made fresh from the oven dark chocolate cracked sea-salt brownies...A pantry must for me. We stock up. Holidays and fall weather call for dark chocolate brownies and these chocolate bars make it all the better. YUM.
10/30/2011 10:47:22 PM CDT
Rainy says ...
Summer savory. A surprising necessity for amazing stuffing.
10/30/2011 10:30:55 PM CDT
Becky Price says ...
I can't live without organic chicken broth through the holidays! From prepping the main meal to re-heating, re-making the infamous leftovers, it is one staple that sees it all through!
10/30/2011 2:43:31 PM CDT
Karanina Henderson says ...
I can not live without King Arthur flour to make quick bread for Thanksgiving Dinner. I have a delicious recipe that is great with cheese.
10/30/2011 1:56:00 PM CDT
Samantha says ...
Sea salt! I put a lot of salt on almost everything. Things just do not taste right without it!
10/30/2011 1:56:23 PM CDT
Debbie says ...
I simply cannot do without pumpkin puree! I use it to make pumpkin pie, pumpkin cream cheese roll, pumpkin protein bars, waffles/pancakes, cookies, muffins, donuts, and soup. I put it in my oatmeal and cream of wheat. I'm sure there is even more but that's what I can think of at this moment.
10/31/2011 1:02:27 AM CDT
Darlene Gordon says ...
Poultry seasoning absolutely puts the finishing touch on the dressing and gravy. Yummy !
10/31/2011 12:59:25 AM CDT

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