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Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner by Joe Kissell

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Obtain Ingredients

 

I have personally had the experience of attempting to buy ingredients such as turkey, cranberries, and stuffing components on the night before Thanksgiving, only to find the supermarket sold out. Don’t let this happen to you! I recommend getting every single ingredient 48 hours or more in advance (and many can be purchased much further ahead). Give yourself a comfortable margin of error. And don’t forget: all these items are also listed in the “Print Me” file.

The Turkey

The most important ingredient you’ll need to obtain is the turkey, and you should start thinking about this at least two weeks ahead of time. You might be able to walk into your local supermarket the day before Thanksgiving and find a bird of just the right size ...

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