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There are some dishes that have be made on Thanksgiving day. Turkey cannot be roasted—or deep fried—ahead of time, mashed potatoes will not stay fluffy, and Pot-Stuck Brussels Sprouts will not remain crisp. To help you deal with the stress of T-Day and keep everything running smoothly, we've compiled a list of recipes that can be made (or their components prepared) a day, a couple of days, or even a week ahead of time. So take a deep breath: Thanksgiving just got a whole lot easier.
Northern Spy's Kale Salad by Genius Recipes
Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie by Stacy Blair
Chevre Devils by gingerroot
Homemade Cranberry Jelly, In a Can by Carey Nershi
More: You can make this entire menu ahead of time (really).
Sour Cream Dinner Rolls by AntoniaJames
Leek and Greens Tart with Cornmeal Crust by fiveandspice
Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze by Merrill Stubbs
Little Mushroom Pinwheels by inpatskitchen
Creamy Carrot Ginger Bisque with Cashew Cream by Gena Hamshaw
Tuscan Onion Confit by Merrill Stubbs
Cardamom Currant Snickerdoodles by fiveandspice
Cook's Illustrated's Foolproof Pie Crust by Genius Recipes
Apple Peel Bourbon by Marian Bull
What's your Thanksgiving-prep plan of action? Give us the run-through (and any tips!) in the comments.
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