Whatever you have going on this Thanksgiving, we hope it’s filled with food, family, fun and more food. To help with that, we’ve selected some of our favorite customers to help you prepare for the day and navigate whatever surprises come up.
Step 1: Wake and caffeinate.
Caffeine is the way you’ll want to start this holiday. We’ve got you covered. Here are the locations and hours of the brands sure to get you amped and ready to rock that chef’s hat: Starbucks Coffee | Caribou Coffee
Pro tip: Gift cards to coffee shops also make great stocking stuffers … let me know if you need my address.
Step 2: Lock down your dish.
Jamie Oliver’s website has a whole list of recommended Thanksgiving recipes, categorized by “showing off,” “super easy” and “not too tricky.” Instead of getting lost in a sea of recipes from the Internet, go to Oliver’s respected site, pick the dish that best matches your cooking capabilities and trust that it’ll be a crowd pleaser that tastes delish.
Step 3: Greet the meat-free lovers with confidence.
Vitamix is a great piece of hardware, but did you know they also have recipes for meat-free recipes for Thanksgiving on their website? We didn’t either. Until we had our own company Thanksgiving potluck (it was awesome and, yes, we’re still full) and found out about all of their recipes. So check it out and blend it up!
Step 4: Don’t be dirty.
Don’t forget to wash up before you begin cooking. And don’t forget about the mess you (or your guests) might be making. So if you need to stock up on some quality suds for the big day, Method Products has you covered. Check ‘em out in all their festive glory.
Step 5: Prepare for Aunt Karen’s gross dish.
Instead of practicing your all-too-well rehearsed courtesy bite of Aunt Karen’s awful green bean casserole, bring some Tabasco Sauce to the table this year and turn that casserole into something edible. It won’t make Aunt Karen a better cook, but it will trick your tastebuds into thinking so.
Step 6: Have a back-up plan.
Did you royally screw up the recipe? If you tried (and failed) to pull off one of Jamie Oliver’s “showing off” recipes and find yourself presenting muck and Aunt Karen’s casserole, head on over to Wendy’s. It’s open, reliable and so fast it might save you from your own hangry monster.
Happy Thanksgiving from Webdam!