Thanksgiving with Thrive Life

Can you believe that the holiday season is already upon us? Thanksgiving is coming up and this year, I am looking ways to save time in the kitchen. Thrive foods will be featured in a big way this year at our dinner table. I usually have Thanksgiving dinner at my house, where I can have 5 or up to 20 at my table. I'm far from just heading to Mom's house anymore with a pie in hand. For those of you out there who need things to be a little easier, or you aren't quite sure how to pull off some traditional Thanksgiving foods, make sure you watch some of the videos below. Who doesn't love attending a cooking class in their pj's on their computer?

 

 

ROLLS:

One of my favorite Thrive items is their Country White Dough Mix. 3 and 3/4 cups of this mix with a package of yeast and water and I have fresh rolls, pizza crust and breads. It's so easy in fact, today I opted to make these for a dinner I was bringing to a friend because it was easier than getting a loaf of french bread at the grocery store.

Mashed Potatoes:

The Thrive Mashed Potatoes are just that - JUST POTATOES. Usually, mashed potato mixes come with so many additives I just can't do it. I also don't love peeling, boiling and mashing potatoes. These save so much time in the kitchen. Since I'll be saving so much time, I'm tempted to try this Loaded Mashed Potato recipe..."Did someone say bacon?"

 

 

Stuffing:

My favorite stuffing is my gramma's stuffing. Homemade cornbread, carrots, onions, celery and spices - it's a classic. Thrive's freeze-dried veggies in this recipe are perfect! I'll have to crumble my cornbread (just add water and bake from Thrive) , but that's all the chopping I'll be doing here - Thrive has saved me time on this recipe. If you're into more exciting, gourmet stuff, you really should check out Chef Todd's Cornbread Stuffing. I have never tried something from Chef Todd that I haven't liked. Check out how to make the Cornbread Stuffing here:

 

 

Turkey Brine:

Buying fresh herbs and spices always make foods better but then you have a whole lot of them left over. I love the freeze-dried spices from Thrive because they are fresher than dehydrated and I only use what I need. Makes me want to try out this Turkey Brine featured in this month's Thrive It Up cooking class. You must watch this:

 

Give Thanks Pack:

This month's special features a Give Thanks Pack with Espagnole Sauce PC, Veloute Sauce PC, Salt PC, Mashed Potatoes PC, Carrot Dices PC, Green Peas PC, Cornbread PC, Oregano Spice Can and Chef's Choice Spice Can.