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Work Ahead with a Thanksgiving Prep Schedule

Work Ahead with a Thanksgiving Prep Schedule
Thanksgiving plate full of sides + turkey. Photo by Andrew Cebulka

2 Days Before

  1. Make turkey brine.
  2. Bake cornbread.


1 Day Before

  1. Place turkey in brine.
  2. Cook rice.
  3. Blanch green beans.
  4. Roast beets.
  5. Roast and purée butternut squash.
  6. Cut and blanch broccoli.
  7. Make compound butter for turkey.
  8. Cut cornbread into cubes, place on sheet pan, and cover with plastic wrap.

Turkey Day

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