Category: Thanksgiving

Ask the Butcher: What are you looking forward to eating this Thanksgiving?

Planning the perfect Thanksgiving menu can sometimes be difficult—there are just so many options from which to choose. With all of the delicious Thanksgiving dishes out there, we asked the Lobels to share what they most look forward to enjoying this Thanksgiving.

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Thanksgiving Turkey 101: How To Select, Prepare, and Serve

Traditions abound at Thanksgiving—and each family has its own. For some, Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without grandma’s secret gravy recipe. For others, it’s the green bean casserole or the pecan pie. For others, it’s the tradition of Dad carving the turkey at the head of the table, or all the children reciting the things for which they are thankful.

But one thing is certain—nearly every Thanksgiving dinner centers around a big, juicy, golden brown, roasted-to-perfection turkey. That’s why we’ve put together this A to Z guide of how to select, prepare, and serve your Thanksgiving turkey.

This year, let us help you treat your family to the juiciest, freshest, most natural and wholesome turkey available anywhere—a fresh All-Natural Thanksgiving Turkey from Lobel’s of New York.

It’ll truly be your most memorable Thanksgiving yet.

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Two ways to get your Thanksgiving off to a perfect start

Let us take you for a moment to your kitchen on Thanksgiving morning. Picture it: You’re busy in the kitchen. The menu is set and preparations are underway: turkey, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables… you’re peeling, seasoning, mixing, measuring… and in the midst of all this, your family sits down to a hearty breakfast of eggs, potatoes, bacon, and French toast. It fuels you up and powers you through the morning so that you can get the holiday dinner on the table in spectacular fashion and with a smile on your face.

Sound impossible? It’s not!

With just a little bit of pre-planning, you can have a delicious breakfast that will tide your family over as they wait for the main event. These make-ahead dishes are assembled the night before. One goes in the slow-cooker overnight, while the other gets popped in the oven first thing in the morning. Just add juice and coffee, and you’ll get Thanksgiving Day off to a great start!

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Get Ready for Thanksgiving with our Videos!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time to get prepared for the long-awaited day. We have all five of our Thanksgiving videos together in one convenient spot to get you ready for Thanksgiving dinner! Whether you want to know how to use a compound butter under the skin for a moist turkey, how to season the bird for better flavor throughout, how to roast the best Thanksgiving turkey, or even how to carve the meat for your guests, we’ve got videos for that!

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Sausage in Profile: Apple Cinnamon-Spice Sausage

While the concept of sausage is simple, thousands of variations can be found throughout the world. Sausages can be fresh, cured, smoked, or cooked. They are made of beef, pork, veal, chicken, and more. And they can include myriad ingredients, from spices and herbs to fruits, vegetables, and cheeses—and even liquids such as beer, whiskey, or blood. Our “Sausage in Profile” series aims to introduce you to different types of sausage—their flavor profiles, histories, and uses—from familiar favorites to unique finds.

Whether you want a juicy sausage to enjoy on the grill while you still can, or if you’re looking for a way to bring on the flavors of fall, we have the answer for you: Lobel’s Apple Cinnamon-Spice Sausage.

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New Video! How To Make Cranberry Sauce

Freshly made cranberry sauce to complement your Thanksgiving turkey is the best! Making a delicious cranberry sauce is very simple—and it’s even easy to put your own personal touch on it with additional ingredients and flavors. Watch as we show you how to make a simple fresh cranberry sauce with cinnamon and orange.

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Just Desserts: Traditional Thanksgiving Pies

When it comes to dessert on Thanksgiving Day, everyone has his or her favorite type of pie. You start eying the sweet treats before dinner and strategize which flavor (or flavors!) you will save room for.

And while less traditional pies such as chocolate, coconut cream, blueberry, raspberry, and lemon chiffon—even cheesecake and crostada—are enjoyed on Thanksgiving, four traditional standards still take center-stage when it comes to Thanksgiving desserts: pumpkin, apple, mincemeat, and pecan.

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Culinary Classic: Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are just fine when simply and classically prepared for the purists among us. However, you can take them off the chart by combining them with some tempting add-ins and just a tad more effort.

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Gravy: The Crowning Touch

Nowadays, you can cook a turkey just about any way you want. We have the technology and equipment readily at our disposal, from traditional roasting—radiant or convection—to smoking, deep-frying, and even boiling.

But, if your goal is to bathe just about everything on your Thanksgiving dinner plate with a silky rich, light-brown layer of homemade turkey gravy, then you need to narrow your choices and follow tradition: oven-roast the turkey. As a side benefit, your home will fill with the signature aromas of our annual Thanksgiving traditions.

Roasting—particularly roasting a stuffed turkey—melds the varying flavor components of seasonings on and within the turkey and captures them for transformation into the nectar of Thanksgiving dinner.


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Everything Thanksgiving

In many American families, Thanksgiving is the biggest and grandest meal of the year. Traditions abound, from what is served and what dishes are used to who sits where during the meal. Over the years, we’ve offered our customers a lot of advice about Thanksgiving dinner preparation. So here is a round-up of past posts for your Thanksgiving-dinner-cooking convenience!

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