Perhaps you’ve been tasked with cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the very first time. Or maybe you’re simply feeling a bit rusty behind the stove. Regardless, if you’re fretting about the possibility of blowing the big meal, we have one simple strategy that’s sure to give you some peace of mind.
If your mind goes straight to nightmare scenarios of your turkey being dry (or, worse yet, not ready when the guests have been seated), here’s a Thanksgiving tip we suggest: Cook a few tried-and-true side dishes that you’ve tested before. That way, even if the turkey’s still frozen in the middle, you dropped the pie on the floor and the gravy’s come out lumpy, you and your guests will still have something lovely to eat because you’ve made something you know will turn out right.
Need some inspiration? Check out some of our favorite side dish recipes.
Follow along as we continue to gear up for Thanksgiving! Earlier on our Thanksgiving Countdown: