The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Shopping List

Close up of unrecognizable woman preparing rice with vegetables for Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen.One of the hardest parts of planning your family holiday meal is getting in and getting out of the grocery store with everything you need in one trip. That’s why we use this handy grocery list to simplify our holiday planning and make sure nothing gets missed. Here is a breakdown of each course starting with a traditional Thanksgiving turkey. 

Turkey Time

Have you ever wondered why American’s eat turkey on Thanksgiving? According to Edward Winslow’s detailed journal account of the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621 no turkey was served. So why is turkey such a huge part of the American Thanksgiving celebration? To answer this question, you have to look into another journal that was written around the same time by William Bradford. In it, Bradford mentions hunting for wild turkey in the autumn of 1621. American’s reading this in the mid-1800s decided to make Thanksgiving turkey a national tradition. 

What you’ll need for a scrumptious turkey: 

  • Turkey  
  • Roasting pan
  • Turkey baster
  • Meat thermometer 
  • Fresh herbs 
  • Butter 

Side Dishes

The turkey gets all the fame and attention, but it’s the side dishes that really make Thanksgiving dinner special. It’s just not Thanksgiving dinner if it’s missing green bean and sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes and gravy, and of course, who could forget the stuffing?

Shopping list suggestions:

  • Green beans
  • Potatoes 
  • Sweet potatoes 
  • Cranberry sauce 
  • Homemade gravy 
  • Turkey stuffing 
  • Seasonal salad
  • Carrots  
  • Brussel sprouts 
  • Dinner rolls
  • Flour 
  • Cranberries 

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Desserts

What makes Thanksgiving so sweet? Dessert, of course. There’s no chance anyone skips dessert during the holidays. Whether you’re making a sweet potato pie, apple crisp, cheesecake, pumpkin truffles, or all of the above, you’ll need a few things to get started. 

Common Thanksgiving dessert ingredients and tools include:

  • Stand or hand mixer
  • Sugar
  • Heavy cream 
  • Pumpkin puree 
  • Apples 
  • Pecans

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!