Fancy Holiday Anxiety

It’s the time of year where I trade my regular anxiety in for my fancy holiday anxiety. Yep.  Thanksgiving.  Personally, I have about 4 celebrations that I’m supposed to show up for.  I’ll definitely make it to 2 of those.

 The Richardsons celebrate Thanksgiving at our grandmother’s, where she presides over the festivities with cane in hand.  She hasn’t actually hit any of us with her cane yet, she just shakes her head with a disgusted look on her face a lot.  She’s 97.  She can do whatever she wants. 


What she wants is for us all to be together on Thanksgiving day, at her house, with a pretty epic lunch, preceded by a pretty amazing breakfast.  My dad actually lives next door to her, so we all show up at his house Wednesday evening, spend the night, then eat all day Thursday.  We cook a late dinner of our favorite foods at the ranch house Thursday night.  Friday the hunters all hit the woods, and I and the other slackers sit on the deck and enjoy the day.

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Saturday is the Younger family get-together at my mom’s, which 54 people attended last year, and we’re expecting a few more this year.  We divide and conquer on this one, so we each volunteer or are assigned what to bring. 


Anyway, I thought it might be helpful to everyone for me to give you a printable version of my grocery list for Thanksgiving.  Of course, there are some incidentals on here that I’m sure I’ve missed. You’ve got a couple of options for printing or saving… I’m a fan of saving images to my phone since I probably won’t forget to take it to the grocery store.  So just access this post from your phone, hold your finger down on the image below, and save it to your phone.  If you have an iphone and a wireless printer, one of the options when you do that should be to print the image, and you can do that also.  If you’re reading this on your actual computer (weirdo), then you probably already know how to print it.

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I’m including our menus here as well, because it might help to know what in the wide world you need all that crap for.

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I should also mention that I’ll be taking a smoked bone-in ham for the ranch dinner, and a smoked whole turkey to fill in the cracks at the big lunch.  My aunts have started buying the turkey for that and it’s never big enough.  I highly recommend adding both of those things to your holiday menu if you haven’t already.  They’re delicious.

Now that I’ve completely overwhelmed you with my lists and off-loaded some of that fancy anxiety onto you, let me help you with that.  I am in the business of making home-made food for your family’s Thanksgiving dinner.  I love the idea that something I made makes an appearance at so many gatherings.  It’s like I get to attend everybody’s Thanksgiving.  I’d love to come to yours, but like not actually.  Just some food I made.  OK, I’m awkward.  Order something from me, already.  There’s a list on this page under “holilday ordering” or something like that.