Check out The Daily Meal’s Guide to Thanksgiving

Rather than get begin once the leaves are falling, plan out your menu and your holiday with us all year.

Get into gear for Thanksgiving 2013 with The Daily Meal.

Alright, Thanksgiving! Wait, what?

Yes, your reading this correctly—we are gearing up in preparation for the biggest eating extravaganza of the year quite a bit early, but you can never be too prepared, right? Right!

With The Daily Meal’s Guide to Thanksgiving, you’ll be in the know about everything from turkey to the day-after turkey sandwich when it comes to hosting, cooking, and serving dinner—whether it’s for two, twenty, or sixty people. If you’re looking for a traditional roast dinner with all of the classic fixings, we’ve got you covered. If you’re looking to kick things up a notch and try alternative roasts or sides—we’re on that, too.

If you’re spending Thanksgiving with your new in-laws or at a date’s family’s house for the first time—you bet we’ll be giving you the run down on what to bring and how to handle yourself in front of crazy Uncle Sal.

All in all, we’ve got your back when it comes to Thanksgiving.

From our in-depth course by course, dish by dish guide on what to cook and how to cook it well to our section on serving up cocktails, mocktails, and wine that pair best with your dishes—this guide will keep you organize and prepped for November.

Let’s get you acquainted with some of our features:

Turkey 101: You guessed it—the end-all-be-all guide on how to prep, cook, and carve your bird. It includes tips and SOS help (you’ll need it.)

The Day: Basically everything else you need to do in order to set up except for cooking. Setting the table, travel tips for those heading home for the holiday, and etiquette guides for guests and hosts alike.

Cocktails and Wine: You need to wash it all down, don’t you? With this section, find what spirits, beers, and wines pair best with mains, sides, and desserts.

The Day After: What are you going to do with all of those leftovers? Don’t worry we’ve got plans for you.

Between our main sections, our how-to videos with chefs, a killer playlist selection, and an insane amount of sides to choose from—it looks like this year is going to be your best Thanksgiving yet if we have anything to say about it. 

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