Leave the Cooking to the Pros
Let's face it -- not everyone is capable of pulling off a major holiday meal for a house full of guests. If cooking just isn't your thing, avoid starring in a Thanksgiving dinner disaster story by purchasing precooked meals at your favorite local market. Most grocery stores, gourmet shops and even some restaurants sell complete Thanksgiving meals you can pop in the oven and reheat. Sure, this is probably the most expensive option for providing a delicious dinner, but it's also a sure-fire way to avoid Thanksgiving drama and give your guests a meal they'll rave about. To bypass any potential ribbing about your lack of cooking skills, feel free to hide the packaging and claim the meal as your own. No one has to know that the food came pre-prepared.