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Last Minute Thanksgiving Inspiration

Thanksgiving is almost here. Are you ready?

It doesn’t seem possible that we’re already preparing for Thanksgiving. Because I’m pretty sure Memorial Day was just a few days ago. Where in the world has 2018 gone?? 

If you’re thinking along those same lines (and happen to be a procrastinator like me), then Thanksgiving may have caught you off guard. And depending on how you celebrate the day, you may be dreading that last minute trip to the grocery. But take heart. We’ve scoured the interwebs for easy and time-saving tips to help you get through the day without getting stressed. 

Thanksgiving Recipes, Tips & More

Do you host Thanksgiving? If you do, then you’re probably more with it than we are. But if you’re looking for a way to change things up, consider smoking your turkey. Let Christie at Girls Can Grill show you just how easy it is. Not only do you free up some valuable oven space, but you’ll be treated to a super tasty turkey. We like to call that killing two birds with one stone. Ba-da-bum. 


So you’re going to a pitch-in and you’ve been told to bring a side. But which side? Because, let’s face it, Thanksgiving is full of sides. My personal favorite? Green Bean Casserole. My momma only made it at Thanksgiving and it was the Best. Thing. Ever. But that table is going to be loaded with side dishes. Make yours stand out with these tips from Andrew Rea of Basics with Babish. Let us know if make it through the yam recipe without drooling.


But what if you’re responsible for dessert? No sweat. Keep the tradition of pumpkin pie alive by giving everyone their own pie this Thanksgiving. What? Their own mini pie, that is. No more fighting over the last slice or worrying about burning the crust. Use this handy recipe from Show Me the Yummy to make individual pumpkin pies.


No Thanksgiving feast is complete without cider (and alcohol). Use your powers for good and make this Crockpot Cranberry Cider from Kleinworth & Co. It’s delicious, festive and a definite crowd-pleaser. It’s also good enough to make again for Christmas supper.


Now that you’re all set for the big day, tell us:

What's your favorite part of Thanksgiving?