Thanksgiving Day is a foodie’s dream. We look forward to eating perfectly roasted turkey, ooey-gooey mac and cheese, and grandma’s secret gravy recipe over fluffy mashed potatoes each year. With only days away, it’s time to pull out your best recipes, stock up on Thanksgiving goods, and most importantly, take stock of what you’re thankful for. And don’t forget to stock up on Pepto Bismol before Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal (plus second and third helpings) with loved ones.
5 Tips for the Ultimate Thanksgiving Day Meal
1. Get Pepto Bismol before the big day.
No one plans to eat more food than they can handle on Thanksgiving Day. But with so much delicious food in sight, it’s hard to resist. Stock up on Pepto Bismol before Thanksgiving , so if tummy troubles strike, you’re covered. Make sure to have extra—in case one someone else at the table overindulges, too.
2. Try a new recipe.
If now’s not the time to perfect your pie crust recipe, when is the time? Pull out all the stops with for your Thanksgiving Day menu. Try a new side dish recipe or brine the turkey overnight before roasting it this year. If you’re nervous about how your new concoctions will turn out, try the recipe earlier in the month for a family taste testing night. Who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity for more Thanksgiving food?
3. Let your kids pick a new side dish.
Some of the veggies on Thanksgiving Day may not be your kids’ favorite meals. Let them choose a new side dish—after they promise to eat a few bites of every vegetable on the table. It’s a win-win for the whole family.
4. Prepare sides that can sit in the refrigerator earlier in the week.
Hosting a Thanksgiving Day meal is stressful! Prepare as much as you can before the big turkey day. Preassemble casseroles. Store cranberry sauce or soups in the refrigerator. That way, you can spend more time enjoying your loved ones, and less time worrying about the food.
5. Ask everyone at the table to share something they’re thankful for.
Better yet, challenge your friends and family to celebrating thankfulness all month long. If you say you’re thankful for Pepto Bismol, we get it. We’re thankful for you too. Happy Thanksgiving!