Thanksgiving is but three weeks away, and the run-up to this gloriously food-focused holiday is one of anticipation and nervousness for cooks who are cooking and hosting this meal for the very first time. Are you one of them? Counting your dishes and making sure you have forks and napkins for 10?
I'd love to throw open a discussion to all of our readers who have hosted Thanksgiving once, twice, or a dozen times. What's most important about hosting this holiday meal? What have you learned about timing everything just right, welcoming guests, and keeping the turkey tender? Tell us all your best tips and advice for hosting Thanksgiving dinner!