Look on the bright side: Thanksgiving is always observed on the fourth Thursday of November. In 2019, the month of November started on a Friday, making Thanksgiving occur on the latest possible day — November 28.
You have more time than usual to prepare and plan for your Thanksgiving holiday.* Doesn’t that make you feel less stressed already?
It can sometimes feel a little overwhelming, when you have a lot of different recipes to cook and bake for one day-long feast. But, as we’ve noted in previous years, there are lots of yummy dishes and desserts you can make days (or even weeks!) in advance, freeing you up to enjoy Thanksgiving day.
Here are some other Thanksgiving tips, tricks, and just plain interesting trivia that you can share with your visitors — perhaps as they join you in the kitchen to speed the preparation of the day’s feast:
- T-minus two weeks and counting down the days ’til Thanksgiving
- Turn your thoughts toward spring. Take some inspiration from our recommendations for a simpler Easter dinner
- Last-minute Thanksgiving tips, just as apt as they were in 2012
- Time to engage your inner Feast Mode
- Still hopelessly disorganized? Try Thanksgiving ‘by the seat of your pants’
- In case you’re running behind schedule, keep your guests (and yourself) well-lubricated with holiday beverages
- And keep them all entertained while they wait with amazing statistics and trivia: Thanksgiving, by the numbers
- also – new gift boxes on the way
Want specific menu / recipe recommendations?
We’ve got some favorites you might enjoy:
- Cabbage with horseradish cream and maple
- Potatoes (and the potato song)
- Perfect beets, boys
- Chad’s fancy green-bean casserole
- Stuffing vs Dressing
- Acorn Squash
- Pumpkin-Gingerbread Pudding
- Herbed dinner rolls
- Zucchini / Delicata Squash
- Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
- Roasted Cauliflower
- Midwestern Dried Fruit Whole Wheat Stuffing
- Farmhouse Herbed Stuffing
- Rory’s Wild Rice Stuffing
*This also means that you will have the *least* amount of time possible between Thanksgiving and Christmas and the winter holidays. But that’s another quandary for another day.