What’s that you say? You’ve procrastinated and now Tom Turkey is coming your way? Have no fear. YHO is here with tips, tricks, recipes and more to make your Thanksgiving anything but an icky bore.
Cooking for a crowd? Don’t hesitate to ask guests to bring side dishes and desserts that complement the main attraction. Or pretty please your favorite local bakery into preparing some rolls, cakes or pies that you can pick up the day before. (You can always turn to Marie Callender’s for pies—but order in advance, and perhaps Great Harvest for rolls.)
Throwing in the Towel? There’s still time to have the whole shebang catered: a sometimes-pricey-but-oh-so-attractive option for those who want to be thankful for a day of good food coupled with relaxation. Check out Wild Oats and Pinon Market and Cafe, along with any of these others in a fabulous list compiled by the Tribbies. See here.
Still Stumped? Check out Real Simple’s life-saving Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet. It’s loaded with time-savers, make-ahead suggestions, opinions on the best boxed recipes, 60-second centerpieces and other ways to simplify the ordeal.
Good luck, turkeys lurkeys. If we can do it, you can do it.