sunday comfort food: all the things I want to make for Thanksgiving

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Every year, I tell myself I’m going to do my holiday grocery shopping early. And every year I find myself in a picked-over Publix the night before Thanksgiving, dazed and exhausted from a bustling week at the flower shop, with only a couple cans of pureed pumpkin and a box of Stove Top to choose from.

I love cooking for the holidays. If I had it my way, I’d take three days off work to shop, prep, bake, and broil; and I’d show up to family dinner with six side dishes, freshly baked bread, and a bevy of sweet treats. Instead, we’ll be up to our ears in orders for the holiday, and I’ll be lucky to finish by noon on Thanksgiving Eve.

All week, I planned to do my grocery shopping today. I woke up this morning, made a steamy mug of hot chocolate, and settled in with a blanket and my iPad to search out the best {and easiest} Thanksgiving recipes. I pinned up a storm.  Then I set out to tackle my to-do list.

After a couple of morning flower deliveries, I went to Joann’s for provisions to make the cutest turkey cupcakes I’ve ever seen. Then I stopped at Macy’s for Thanksgiving leggings. High-waisted, for maximum comfort and starch intake.

Then I was tired. I opted for Panera take-out and came home to relax in my sweats and watch The Walking Dead on Netflix. . Now the plan is to definitely, absolutely, without-question do my grocery shopping after work tomorrow.

I may show up to family dinner with a bag of candy corn and seventeen boxes of drive-thru chicken nuggets.

What are you making for Thanksgiving?

22 thoughts on “sunday comfort food: all the things I want to make for Thanksgiving”

  1. At least your intentions were good – just arrived home with all the fixins for our Turkey Day, a 10 lbs bird was purchased last week on sale with a coupon for $6.99. It’s just “me and the boys” so our meal is simple, turkey, stuffing, collard greens, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce…oh and a Sweet Potato Pie and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Those dishes look so good! I wish I had more time to spend on trying new recipes for Thanksgiving. My family usually turns to me for my roasted garlic potatoes. I may spice it up with sweet potatoes this year.

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  3. My first pregnant holiday, and I plan to really enjoy stretchy clothes and leggings. I totally get the part about the leggings. I am taking a classic cheesecake to thanksgiving. =)

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  4. I’m only bringing apple pies to other people’s homes this year, after hosting last year. I was a little disappointed at first that I wasn’t hosting for my family, but as the days tumble towards the holidays, I’m more grateful than anything.

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