I sent an email with the subject line "I have an idea......... [sic]" to my mother a week ago. The entire email said:
WHAT IF WE SKIP THE TURKEY THIS YEAR? was thinking: porchetta
To which she replied:
Woah!!!! I love the idea! ok so if we do the pork I'll have to go back to the Thanksgiving wizard and see what would be great sides.
She meant the menu Genie, bless her heart, and no, we're not really any closer to planning this thing. I thought, just in case any of you were in the same boat, I'd give you a quick rundown of what you can find on Food52 to help. To plan for you. To tell you everything is okay. To remind you you got this.
It's a new week; let's think about how we're gathering this year—and let's get cooking.
First, that wizard we spoke of.
It's below—answer a few questions, and get a menu. Voila:
And that porchetta?
Totally stole it from Amanda Hesser's menu. Check out her menu, and a slew of our friends' menus, below:
We also have these handy checklists:
So you don't miss a beat in prep (or in cheering yourself on). There's still time to sign up—they'll fly right into your inbox:
And here's a prep series!
It covers everything you can make ahead—with a new installment publishing tomorrow. (Psst: You can still do all of the following now, even if you haven't yet started.)
Short on linens? Silverware? Table inspiration?
This Shop collection has you.
Your best Thanksgiving prep tips: Drop them in the comments.