Everyone is always concerned about being able to thaw the turkey in time, but really, it’s not so hard! All you have to do is plan to thaw it in the fridge for 24 hours for every 4-5 pounds you buy. So if your turkey is 10 pounds, you just have to get it into the fridge by Tuesday and you’ll be set for Thursday!
Stuffing is a very forgiving dish and it can even be made 1-2 days in advance. All you have to do is follow your favorite recipe through where it says to cover in tin foil and bake. Then, instead of taking off the foil and baking so it gets crispy, put it into the fridge and save that part for the day of so it can be extra crispy.
You can’t have Thanksgiving without casseroles, and luckily, many can also be made ahead of time. You really can do this with any casserole you love, whether it’s a green bean or a classic sweet potato, both can be made several days in advance and all you have to do is reheat them the day of!