Thanksgiving is the biggest meal that most of us will plan, cook and eat all year round (though other holiday meals come very close). It takes a lot of planning to buy all the ingredients you need, to prep everything and to get it all to the table on time. Thanksgiving preparations don’t need to be stressful just simply because the holiday is a busy one. With the help of this Stress Free Thanksgiving Timeline that I’m sharing over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!), you can have everything from your shopping trips to your serving go very smoothly. The timeline starts three weeks before the big day and sketches out when you should plan to buy your turkey, defrost your turkey, bake your pies and put your stuffing into the oven. Some of the details might vary depending on the exact dishes that you’re making, but it should all be very close. The timeline is designed for those of us who have just one main oven to work with. If you have two, you can condense some of your side dishes to move things along even faster.
Need some more turkey day inspiration? Check out these Thanksgiving dinner planners!