Top 10 Tips, Tastes and Tidbits for the Best Thanksgiving Ever

I have scoured the interwebs to bring you the most helpful links for planning and preparing your Thanksgiving Feast. They include recipes galore, wine pairings, shopping and cooking tips, and much more.

1) A comprehensive guide to planning, shopping and cooking, brought to you by Cooks’ Illustrated.

2) Is there a perfect Turkey recipe? Well known chef Jonathan Waxman thinks so. LINK

3) Some folks think the side dishes are the best part. Here are 10 Great Ones via Foodista. LINK

4) Even more side dishes from restaurant chefs via FINDEATDRINK. LINK

- Wait…you just love Brussels Sprouts? Check out this recipe and VIDEO how to. LINK

5) Having a large crowd over? Here’s a quick TIP.

6) What’s the best wine to drink (or bring) for the big meal? LINK

7) What to consider if some of your guests are vegetarian, vegan or “gluten-free”. LINK

8) For celebrity chef fans, here’s a look at WWBD: What Would Bobby (Flay) Do. LINK

9) Fair warning: DO NOT READ THIS if you don’t want to know what’s really in your Thanksgiving meal. (Hint: fat, sugar & salt – surprise, surprise.) LINK

10) Music for the meal? My suggestion is to sign up for Spotify and create your own jukebox for free! Plug it into your speakers and you’re good to go. LINK

Have the best Thanksgiving ever!

The Short Order Dad®


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Also known as the Short Order Dad, Rob accumulated 2.5 million frequent flier miles presenting creative ideas around the globe as president of a top international ad agency while performing stand up at NYC's top comedy clubs and earning a professional cooking degree from the prestigious Institute of Culinary Education. He hosted 50 fun food segments seen on TV stations around the country and served as guest host of WOR radio's nationally syndicated Food Talk. He writes in the Huffington Post, The Daily Beast and delivers his own weekly video "riff" on The Daily Meal. Advertising Age calls him, "undoubtedly one of the industry's most colorful characters."

2 Responses to “Top 10 Tips, Tastes and Tidbits for the Best Thanksgiving Ever”

  1. Laura @MotherWouldKnow Says:

    Now you’ve given me one more way to procrastinate from job of chopping onions and doing my other serious Thanksgiving chores. Clicking on all those links is going to take the better part of an hour! Thanks. (Luckily for me, you can’t tell whether I’m sarcastic or just plain overjoyed.)  Happy Thanksgiving Rob and everyone else.  

  2. C.C. C.C. Chapman Says:

    Ha! Well you made me laugh so I’m glad you gave us shit about all the links!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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