How to Ensure Your Thanksgiving Dinner Goes Off Without a Hitch

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, so it’s time to start making plans. If you’re hosting this important holiday meal, you may feel overwhelmed with the task. After all, this holiday is all about the food, even more so than other holidays. But, with some planning and consideration, you can pull off your Thanksgiving dinner without a hitch. Here are our best tips. Menu Planning

Think about what you’d like to serve ahead of time. Make a shopping list and designate any dishes that guests will bring. Think about recipes that can be made ahead of time, since including some of these will be a lifesaver on Thanksgiving Day. Finally, it’s important to ask your guests for any dietary concerns.


Use a calendar to plan when you’ll do your shopping. Perhaps plan your shopping trips around those ingredients that can be purchased ahead of time and items that need to be bought fresh. Also, finalize your seating arrangement and determine who your helpers are going to be. Designate who will serve appetizers, help set the table, and assist you when it’s time to carve the turkey.

Do It Ahead of Time

When possible, make items like desserts and salads ahead of time so that there’s less to do on the day of your dinner. Even breads or rolls can be made ahead of time, frozen, thawed the day of, and popped in the oven for a few minutes to warm.

Will you be serving free-range pork at your Thanksgiving meal? Get it from Spragg’s

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About Spragg’s Meat Shop Spragg’s Meat Shop is a family-owned and operated business located in Rosemary, Alberta. Greg and Bonnie Spragg raise hogs, process, and market their pork products direct to Albertan consumers. Spragg’s works hard to produce the best pork for Albertans, from the day the pigs are born, to the day the pork chops are cut, bacon is smoked, and the roast is marinated. The Spragg family hopes that you get as much enjoyment eating their pork as they do getting it to your table.