10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Prep for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Day can be the stuff of memories, and cooks everywhere plan their menus carefully, plot out their seating arrangements and strategize their approach to what's often the most elaborate meal many household chefs tackle each year. Amid Granny's pronouncement to avoid lumpy gravy and Mom's endorsement of prepackaged stuffing mix (with extra seasoning), the hoopla can be exhausting before turkey day ever arrives.

Can you do anything to prepare in advance? We can answer with a resounding "yes" to that! Actually, there are lots of things you can do to get ready to make your Thanksgiving cooking experience more fun and probably more successful, too. These 10 tips will help you start the race for a superior Thanksgiving, and best of all, you can do most of them way ahead of time.