Plate A Full Fall Feast in About 24 Hours

One more day until the big feast! Still haven’t gotten a start? The good news, says Kitchn blogger Faith Durand, is that you can do all of your shopping this morning and still have an incredible Thanksgiving dinner on the table tomorrow afternoon. Her suggested menu serves up to 10 people on a budget, and includes all the essentials: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Ask your guests to bring dinner rolls, a salad and finger foods, and everyone will be thoroughly sated by nightfall tomorrow.

Generate a Thanksgiving Menu Fast

If you’re stuck for inspiration on what to cook for your Thanksgiving feast, don’t despair. The New York Times offers a handy menu generator that offers 16 recipes at a time based upon your party’s size, cooking experience, dietary restrictions, preference in level of tradition and most importantly, the time you have left to cook. Applying the slider settings just 48 hours ahead of the feast, for example, suggests recipes for stuffing, mushroom risotto, creamed onions and brandied pumpkin pie. Get started now, and your guests will think you slaved away in the kitchen for weeks!