For today’s post, I wanted to give you guys some awesome resources for planning/preparing your Thanksgiving meal! And for those of you who won’t be in the kitchen this year, well think of it as inspirational guide for next year. Let’s get started!
How to plan for the day of:
If you want an expert’s step-by-step checklist for preparing for Thanksgiving this one is incredibly detailed and helpful! via Williams Sonoma
How to time each dish so nothing gets cold!
How to set the ultimate Thanksgiving tablescape. via Apartment 34
Now, for the most important part, how to cook/prep your turkey:
If you are planning on roasting your turkey, here is an awesome visual guide. via huffington post
If you’re southern (or awesome) and decide to fry your bird.
How to carve your turkey like a pro.
If you only have 70 minutes to cook your turkey.
If you still haven’t decided on what side-dishes you’re serving:
If you want to impress your friends and family, these baked pumpkins will do the trick! (via Whole Foods Market)
A traditional Southern cornbread dressing that I am definitely planning on having this year. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)
If you want something on the lighter side, this gorgeous Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad looks insane (via Creme de la Crumb)
A twist on a classic potato gratin. (via bon bon break)
For those of you who have to have homemade rolls on the table, I could eat about 10 of these. via Half Baked Harvest
If you need a few dessert options:
These fried pumpkin pie cheesecake hand pies would be such a hit with the kids! (And let’s be real the adults would be all over these, too) via Kitchen McCabe
If you’re sick of pumpkin, but want pie on your Thanksgiving table, this chocolate one should do the trick. via Daily Life
And, If you’re like me and want a list of all the tools you will need to pull of the perfect dinner….
If you are planning on roasting your turkey, but don’t have a roasting pan/rack.
And you’ll need this thermometer to make sure your turkey is perfectly cooked.
If you are planning on making your own sauces, or dough you’ll need this food processor. (I have this one, and use it daily)
If you made it to the end, I’m impressed! What are some “must-haves” for your Thanksgiving dinner?