Let the guys do all the work for you this year. We teamed up with "The Chew" on a delicious Thanksgiving collaboration with Emeril Lagasse, Michael Symon and Mario Batali. From a turkey timeline to Mario's family traditions, this Thanksgiving will surely be a delicious one.
|Thanksgiving Timeline From 'The Chew'|
Wash and prep veggies
Assemble and bake pies
Set the table and decorate
Salt or brine turkey
Get a good night's sleep
Defrost frozen sides
Complete all sides
Let turkey rest
For a more detailed timeline, take a look at our stress-free guide here.
|Michael Symon's Thanksgiving Menu|
Sherla's Southern Greens
Sweet Potato Gratin
Fried Brussels Sprouts With Walnuts and Capers
Roasted Carrots with Feta and Mint
Michael's Turkey 101
Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
Vanilla Ice Cream
|Turkey Day Q&A With Mario|
What?s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
Stuffing. I can get damn good turkey anytime, but I only get stuffing once a year.
Do you change your menu every year or do you stick with the same tried-and-true favorites?
I change the menu every year. Everyone in the family has their favorites? Mexican was the least favorite because it was the farthest away from the traditional menu. I made a chili adobe gravy that was not a huge success.
Is it a community effort in your family or do you do all the cooking?
I do most of the cooking. The boys (Leo and Benno) make the desserts. This year they're making Carla's chocolate pumpkin cake.
In the spirit of giving thanks, is there a charity you would like to draw attention to this holiday?
The New York Food Bank is in the most trouble. After Hurricane Sandy they need more support.
Merguez, Cornbread, and Chestnut Stuffing
Sauteed Spinach with Cremini and Pepper
5 Autumn Vegetables With Goat Ricotta and Pumpkinseed Oil
Mezzi Rigatoni with Sausage and Radicchio
Stuffed Turkey Lombardy-Style
Cornmeal Zeppole with Blackberries and Sweet Corn Crema