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Your Last-Minute Thanksgiving Menu

November 26, 2013

It's Tuesday, and you didn't know this yesterday, but you have a Thanksgiving meal to cook. 

Maybe a small army of guests just flew in to surprise you. Maybe every single one of the cousins and nephews and nieces in your family materialized with a significant other just in time for the big day. Maybe you've just been too busy. 

Instead of stressing and hyperventilating and asking your cousin, haven't you only been dating her for one week?, this is what you do. You take a deep breath, and you cook this menu full of foods your store is still likely to have. You get that same cousin to run to the store for more snacks and wine. You wrap some bacon around water chestnuts. You eat two. 

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Here's how to pull off a feast and start cooking tomorrow. Nay, Thursday! Who says Thanksgiving isn't a time to live on the edge?  

The Elegant Hors d'Oeuvre's Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts by Genius Recipes

 

Chard Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs and Parmesan by Merrill Stubbs 

  

Game Hens with Roasted Grape Mostarda by meganvt01

 

How to Make Potato Gratin Without a Recipe by thirschfeld  

 

Pot-Stuck Brussels Sprouts by Marian Bull

 

Crisp and Tender Roasted Root Vegetables by Merrill Stubbs

 

 

Colorful Carrots with Butter and Honey by AliceWaters

  

Pumpkin Pie Crumble by bonbonmarie 

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Kenzi Wilbur

Written by: Kenzi Wilbur

I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.

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