“3 days before thanksgiving
- Defrost your turkey. Thawing a frozen turkey takes time and patience. The best way is to thaw the bird in the coldest area of the fridge with a pan underneath to catch any drips (not on the counter).
- Buy perishable ingredients. Buy your salad greens and perishable vegetables. Wash lettuce leaves now, dry well, and store by packing them in paper towels in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
- Clean the house and set up the table and chairs. Smart tip: put non-cooking household members in charge of cleaning. If you’re having a lot of guests, you may want to set up the table(s) and make sure you have enough space and chairs.”
Food Network (foodnetwork.com)