I love Thanksgiving, and since I live so far away from my family, I usually host my own Friendsgiving dinner on the big day. And though I absolutely love cooking, from making a perfect spatchcocked turkey with sherry-infused gravy to baking up a maple-nutmeg cream pie and mini pecan tarts, I’m not too proud to pick up a few store-bought items every now and then if I think it’ll make the day a little more manageable. If it means I have more time for cleaning, decorating and hanging out with my guests once they actually arrive, then that sounds like an all-around good thing to me.
And it only makes sense that I pick up some premade Thanksgiving goodies when I head to Trader Joe’s for my affordable wine too. TJ’s has tons of variety, and they always go hard when it comes to stocking their shelves with seasonal products. Whether you’re looking for an easy turkey option that doesn’t involve storing a massive bird in your fridge in the days leading up to your feast or some easy, tasty side dishes to accompany the rest of your meal, these Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving foods have you covered.