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Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner by Joe Kissell

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Perhaps it’s a corollary of Murphy’s Law: you always find yourself missing that essential piece of cooking equipment at the most inconvenient moment. At Thanksgiving, that could mean taking the turkey out of the oven and realizing you don’t have a large enough serving platter, or a gravy boat, or enough serving spoons. Although these things may sound insignificant now, they won’t be when your guests are hungry and all the stores are closed. Before Thanksgiving—say, 1 or 2 weeks ahead—double-check to make sure you have all the following items. And really check: sure, you have a roll of aluminum foil in the cupboard, but if you didn’t notice you’re down to your last 6 inches, you’ll be in trouble.

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