Tick-tock, Turkey Day is coming! But don’t worry: just a little planning and organization will help you pull off the day without a hitch. So don’t worry about sweating the details―we’ve done it for you! First, use our Thanksgiving
shopping list to help check your pantry and organize your food shopping trips. Then check out our simple Thanksgiving timeline, which will guide your shopping and prep so that everything gets done right and at the right time. Thanksgiving shopping
list Every Thanksgiving meal is unique but this list covers most of the basics. Use the blank spaces to add in other ingredients you need. Meat and poultry ▢ Turkey ▢ Sausage (for stuffing) ▢ Bacon ▢ Ham, smoked ▢ ▢ Produce
Vegetables ▢ Brussels sprouts ▢ Broccoli ▢ Carrots ▢ Celery ▢ Chiv
Soon after the leaves start changing color, Thanksgiving has a tendency to sneak up, causing strain and stress on your budget and your sanity. This year, to ensure a stress-free Turkey Day, start your Thanksgiving prep early. With time
on your side, you can take stock of what you already have, look for deals and serve up a fantastic―yet affordable―feast. Here are some Thanksgiving dinner prep ideas to try out as you count down to the big day: 1. Rethink your servewear.
Every host wants a Thanksgiving table that’s an Instagram-worthy cornucopia of delicious food, gorgeous place settings and beautiful textiles. In other words, presentation counts. Before you’re tempted to go out and purchase fancy
new serving platters and ornate dishes that may not be practical, think about your menu.
Hosting Thanksgiving for the first time? Avoid all the major kitchen and entertaining meltdowns by making sure you have the right gear for the turkey, sides, dessert and table. Bonus points: You’ll use a lot of these essentials in your everyday
cooking and entertaining, too. Thanksgiving checklist Download the Printable Thanksgiving kitchen & table checklist PDF
Want a Thanksgiving work horse? These 6 kitchen appliances help do double-duty while you prep your Thanksgiving meal. 1. Simmer and serve in a slow cooker For hearty stews and casseroles, there’s no better and convenient appliance than a slow
cooker. Just place your cooker right on your serving station, cook according to the directions and serve―no need to remove your dish and serve separately. 2. Chop and puree with a food processor A food processor makes chopping
and pureeing a breeze. Pulse vegetables into chunks for appetizers or side dishes. Or, you can puree ingredients together for smooth, creamy soups or dips. 3. Stir and knead with a mixer Of course, you’ll stir together ingredients for delectable
baked goods. But did you know that mixers often come with attachments so