We’re not going to lie: Cooking Thanksgiving dinner can be really, really stressful. You need to make sure your roasted turkey has crisp skin and moist breast meat. Your stuffing needs to be seasoned to perfection. And of course, your mashed potatoes need to be buttery and fluffy. Even if you make a detailed Thanksgiving timeline and spend weeks prepping for the big day, it’s inevitable that you’re still going to be a little short on time. So to save yourself from going mad and to save tons of time, it’s best to just buy some things premade from the grocery store.
We’re not talking about buying a roasted turkey and boxed stuffing. Some Thanksgiving dishes are too sacred not to be made from scratch. But there are certain dishes that, while essential to the perfect Thanksgiving dinner plate, aren’t the stars of the day. We’re talking about you, corn.
And then there are just other dishes that professionals can make better than the average home cook. Your breads don’t rival whatever Pillsbury can do, your ham glaze is probably too sweet, and your apple pie is soggy. Sorry, but we all know it’s true.
So if you want save yourself some time and effort this November, just buy these 10 dishes at the store.