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I love November, two of my favorite things are in November. Thanksgiving and my SarahB”s Birthday! We have never actually cooked the Thanksgiving meal ourselves, we usually go to my In Laws house and all have fun preparing the meal.

Of course there always seems to be something that has gone wrong, like forgetting something on the shopping list, or over cooking the yams, or someone thinking they can make the mashed potatoes and making them watery!

This year we have all divided the cooking, and our little family is in charge of the Turkey… GULP! We have never done our own turkey, and since the “turkey king” wont be here we are already trying to figure out the perfect turkey!

Some tips I have for a “Mishap Free Thanksgiving”

  • Who’s coming? – make a list of everyone who will be there.
  • Make a menu- know exactly what you want to cook.
  • Divide the cooking- If you know someone is really good at making the mashed potatoes ask them to make them! Have everyone bring an item!
  • Make a grocery list- Once the menu has been made and divided now you know what you need to buy! Make a list (and double check it!)
  • Enjoy friends, family, fellowship and celebrate on Thanksgiving!

 

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638 Responses to “walmart and a Mishap Free Thanksgiving *$50 Gift Card Giveaway – closed*”

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    If you are inviting children have a place set up with toys and activities for them.

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  6. Mandy Blank says:

    My best tip is to make a list of all the tasks that need done and when they need started. It really helps me.

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  8. Nicole-Lynn says:

    A tip for cooking a turkey I would say is seasoning the meat well before putting it in the oven! I’m a newlywed and this will be my first year hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at our house! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  10. Lisa Brown says:

    Tip: make what you can a day or two before so you are not bombarded on Thanksgiving day.
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  20. Kelly D says:

    My tip is to have a potluck so it isn’t overwhelming for one person & to help all the food dishes to be ready on time.

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  30. Emily D says:

    My recommendation is to always assume the turkey will take longer to thaw than you think it will. Haha

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  37. Jessica Beard says:

    Prepare as much food in advance, so you don’t have a lot to do on Thanksgiving morning.

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  39. Stacey B says:

    For a mishap free thanksgiving make a list of every single ingredient/item you’ll need, and re-check the list once you get all your groceries home to ensure you didn’t forget anything

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  47. Mami2jcn says:

    My mishap was actually not my fault. My mother didn’t refrigerate some cream puffs she bought at the store. I didn’t know she had stored them in her pantry instead of refrigerating them. My husband and I ate some for Thanksgiving dessert and we were throwing up for 3 straight days!

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  59. Ellie W says:

    Last year I made pecan pies for t-giving dinner. I put the butter in the microwave to soften up. The next day I couldn’t figure out what was “off” about the pies. I happened to open the microwave and there was the butter.
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    I dropped the cooked turkey on the floor

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  84. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    My tip is to never use a really expensive table cloth at Thanksgiving because its bound to become filthy. At least thats what happens at my house :)

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  94. Sue C. says:

    My best tip is to ask for help. Preparing a Thanksgiving dinner is so much work, too much work for 1 person (in my opinion) so I like getting help with the chopping, lifting, basting, etc. I also don’t mind asking others to bring their favorite holiday pie or side dish.

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  108. Stephanie says:

    my tip is to order in catered thanksgiving food :)

  109. courtney b says:

    we left the turkey out for a couple minutes and the dogs destroyed it!

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  126. susan collins says:

    have a kiddie table

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  142. april v says:

    Always read the instructions on the box (or all of the recipe if making from scratch) before starting!! One year I took out the pie to have for dessert and failed to read that it had to BAKE for 3 hours first!!!

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  144. Bets says:

    Start prepping food the day before and get the turkey in early.

  145. Amy Pugmire says:

    we forgot to make the stuffing one year

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  153. amber says:

    for a mishap free thanksgiving i recommend using a slow cooker for one dish, and have a written schedule of when to put each dish into oven and what can be cooked together, so that everything is warm and ready at right time

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  155. Eve says:

    Always plan ahead. I always cut my veggies the day before!

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