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Thanksgiving Shopping Checklist and Best Recipes

Thanksgiving Shopping Checklist and Best Recipes

Thanksgiving is all about planning and preparation. With proper planning and shopping, you can create a Thanksgiving that is stress free.  It all starts with picking out your recipes and doing your shopping early.  The following is a list of some suggested tried and true recipes and a generic shopping list.

Favorite Turkey Recipe:

The Good Eats / Alton Brown Turkey

Favorite Stuffing Recipe

Cornbread Dressing with Sausage

Favorite Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes

Homemade Cranberry Sauce – Incredible

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe


Best Wines for Thanksgiving

The Generic Thanksgiving Shopping List

This is not related specifically to the recipes above. If you do, make a list from each recipe.  This is a checklist for the basics for a traditional Thanksgiving, and good to have before you starting thinking of the specifics:

  • Butter
  • Cooking spray
  • Olive Oil
  • Chicken Broth
  • Gravy (pre-made or ingredients to make)
  • Turkey (buy ahead)
  • Stuffing (or ingredients to make)
  • Potatoes
  • Milk
  • Sour cream
  • Green Beans
  • Green Vegetable (besides green beans)
  • Cream of mushroom soup, bacon bits (in case you need another side)
  • Onions and Celery
  • Carrots
  • Cranberry sauce (or fresh ones)
  • Apples
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Canned Pumpkins
  • Pie Crusts
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Olives
  • Wine
  • Rum
  • Sour cream + soup onion packet (comes in handy for a dip)
  • Herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano)
  • Corn (frozen bag for an extra veg)
  • Biscuits
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt and pepper
  • Eggs
  • Whipped Cream
  • Coffee (cream / sugar, etc.)
  • Vanilla and other ice cream
  • Apple and Pumpkin pie
  • Brown and light brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice

Thanksgiving Supplies


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