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

11/24/2013 22 Comments

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

11/24/2013 22 Comments

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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?

Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear.

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  • Simply Cydney 11/26/2013 at 11:08 pm

    Everything looks amazing! Love your blog!

  • Angela (shewanders) 11/26/2013 at 1:23 am

    Lots of great selections. I was asked to bring deviled eggs … kind of strange, but ok said I … and I will be wearing my leggings (high waisted of course)!

  • keyalchemy 11/25/2013 at 11:54 pm

    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.

  • Kayla 11/25/2013 at 2:42 pm

    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. =)

  • Tara Hughee 11/25/2013 at 10:55 am

    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.

  • canberly 11/25/2013 at 9:38 am

    I just did a test run last night, and loved it! Prepping for shopping early is a great move. The stores are crazy the day before!

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  • fabesfashion 11/25/2013 at 9:26 am

    all of these looks absolutly delicious…

  • Reblogged this on Wax Ecstatic Magazine and commented:
    Great starter for Thanksgiving week!

  • Sounds like a wonderful day – You’ve exhausted yourself. :)

  • Nish 11/24/2013 at 9:16 pm

    Lovely pics…and I was LOLing at the idea of thanksgiving leggings :)

  • elkee 11/24/2013 at 6:31 pm

    Those turkey cupackes in the pic are too adorable! I’m probably just going to make some vegan cupcakes and perhaps a pie.

  • Antionette Blake 11/24/2013 at 6:22 pm

    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!

  • Kim Danger 11/24/2013 at 5:39 pm

    Glad you liked my cupcakes! – Kim at Mommysavers.com

  • geogonhayley 11/24/2013 at 4:56 pm

    thanks for posting these, how lovely! hope they taste as good as they look! :D

  • Stacy di Anna 11/24/2013 at 4:44 pm

    the pictures are all so adorable and inspiring! thanks for the motivation!

  • Juliane 11/24/2013 at 3:51 pm

    I loveeee the cupcakes!
    Looks so delicious. Unfortunately we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in germany.
    Now I wish we would!!!

  • shannonwaisath 11/24/2013 at 3:45 pm

    All of these look absolutely fantastic! The acorns are especially cute!

  • Alice Cifuentes 11/24/2013 at 3:20 pm

    All of those dishes look amazing especially the cupcakes! The bit about the leggings was hilarious and so true!

    • SoundEagle 12/06/2013 at 9:14 am

      SoundEagle agrees with Alice and loves all of those yummy comfort food on your blog!

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