5Things to Do This Weekend if You Want a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

I MEAN.. we are less than 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving - not a bad idea to get things in order in the kitchen. Even - clean out the fridge!
IF you are not hosting... well I guess you don't have to worry about these things. HA!

I am hosting more than 20 people this year - I BE CLEANING!

1. Pick your recipes. Decide what you'd like to cook and make a shopping list. This gives you plenty of time to track down family recipes and get input on any dietary restrictions people might have.

2. Buy or order your turkey. It's one thing you definitely don't want the store to be out of if you wait too long. Just be sure to give yourself enough time todefrostit.

3. Buy your shelf-stable foods. With all the supply chain issues we've been hearing about, it'd be a good idea to head to the grocery store this weekend to pick up stuff that will last until Thanksgiving . . . things like canned pumpkin, canned cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, marshmallows, and beverages.

4. Find all your tools and tableware. Find what you'll need to cook and host people . . . like that fat separator you only use once a year.

5. Clean up. This means going through and organizing your pantry and refrigerator BEFORE all the Thanksgiving items start piling in. And here's another thing people often overlook: clean your oven.