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No-stress classic turkey dinner

No-stress classic turkey dinner

Photography by James Tse Author: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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No-stress classic turkey dinner

Yes, you can pull off a complete Thanksgiving dinner–without the tears!

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No-stress classic turkey dinner

Autumn Bounty Salad

This salad boasts fall's most nutritious colours: orange squash, red cranberries, green rapini and brown rice. Put all these colours together for a salad packed with vitamin C, antioxidants and calcium.

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By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

No-stress classic turkey dinner

Herbed Roast Turkey

Roast turkey infused with fresh herbs has a classic flavour that all of your guests will enjoy. Use any combination of herbs you like. If the turkey starts to brown too quickly, just cover it lightly with foil as soon as it reaches the colour you're after.

Read more: Herbed Roast Turkey
By: Irene Fong and recipes by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

No-stress classic turkey dinner

Chestnut and Mushroom Stuffing

Sweet chestnuts and meaty mushrooms add fall flavour to an otherwise classic stuffing. Look for ready-to-eat peeled whole chestnuts in the grocery store.

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By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

No-stress classic turkey dinner

Sautéed Spinach and Mushrooms

Meaty oyster mushrooms and fresh spinach come together for a super-quick stove top side dish that complements any roast dinner. Leave the garlic cloves in if you've got garlic lovers at the table, or remove them just before serving.

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By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

No-stress classic turkey dinner

Parsnip and Potato Purée

Looking for a change from plain old mashed potatoes? Spruce up your holiday table with this seasonal side dish. Buttermilk and Dijon mustard add pleasant tang and creamy texture (without the addition of cream). To avoid a gluey purée, do not overmix. Fresh chives add a festive hit of colour.

Read more: Parsnip and Potato Purée
By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Joe Kim

No-stress classic turkey dinner

Apple and Cranberry Lattice Pie

A fluted lattice top is all you need to transform a bubbly, fruit-filled pie into a bakery-worthy treat. Its filling combines the best of the season with a mix of apples and fresh cranberries.

Read more: Apple and Cranberry Lattice Pie
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

 

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