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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!

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