Yesterday I shared our small, swanky, make-ahead Thanksgiving menu, and today we're going to talk about how to get it all done. To those of you who love lists and calendars and whiteboards, welcome. To the folks who get a little overwhelmed by planning out a dinner in such detail, stick with me.
Thanksgiving, in its silly pressure and sheer scale, is nevertheless a very good opportunity to break a dinner down from beginning to end, planning what is made when and what can be done ahead. The point, ultimately, is not just to do Thanksgiving like a pro, but to carry these skills into everyday cooking.