Well, holy hell. Thanksgiving is next week.
Or depending on when you start your calendar, this week.
I’m hosting. I think.
If all goes according to plan, my parents are going to be arriving on Tuesday for Thanksgiving. Because I’ve been in the middle of some hot and heavy production, I have been procrastinating my ass off on my Thanksgiving planning.
So, everything is pretty business as usual!
Thank goodness for the New York Times.
If you haven’t signed up for their NYT Cooking emails, you should. They’re written so well–signature NYT combination of cool wit and great information. But they also are chock-a-block full of excellent ideas. Weekend meal suggestions, what to cook on a busy weeknight, how to plus-up that Friday night takeout pizza, and yes, even what to cook for major holidays.
They’ve created an amazing meal planning website for planning your hosting needs. It’s located here.
Just answer 5 quick questions and instantly, you have 16 recipes to choose from. Will you use them all? Likely not. But it’s an excellent jumping off point. In fact, it’s where I’ve found the green bean casserole recipe I’ll be trying out this week. A nod to nostalgia with some updates that will hopefully satisfy every palate. (I’m mean you, Dad.)
The Thanksgiving Recipe Collection Carousel is located here. You can browse turkey recipes, side dish recipes, stuffing recipes, etc. You can also access their how-t0 guides for various Thanksgiving tasks: roast a turkey, make stuffing, make pie crust.
A gift from me to you, fellow procrastinators.
Cause if we’re being honest. You’re reading this post and not working/cleaning your house/going to the gym or any of the other myriad things you’re supposed to be doing.
People after my own heart.