Thanksgiving table with roasted turkey, sliced ham and side dishes

The holidays are a hectic time! Let About the Table make it a little bit easier with a few tips for Thanksgiving!

  • Thaw the Turkey
    Don’t forget to thaw the turkey days in advance! Let the turkey thaw in the refrigerator (NEVER ON THE COUNTER) 1 day for every 4 pounds.
  • Prep early!
    Whether its setting the table in advance or prepping vegetables the night before. I always peel my potatoes and keep them covered with water in the refrigerator until I’m ready to make my famous Boursin Mashed potatoes!
  • How big of a bird?
    My rule of thumb is 1 1/2 pounds per person. So if you’re having 10 guests for Thanksgiving go with a 15 lb bird!
  • Hostess gift
    If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving, consider a small token of appreciation to gift to your host. Maybe a bottle of wine or a holiday candle. After all they worked so hard to prepare a delicious meal for you and their guests!

Receive more tips by signing up for the About The Table newsletter!

Gather around the table

Food & service that will remind you just how important gathering around your own table really is.

Free Conversation Ideas

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive free conversation ideas, cooking tips, and other great resources to enjoy at the table.