Nov. 27, 2014— -- intro: Happy Thanksgiving!
The stars are celebrating Thanksgiving the way most of us will be today, with family and friends. Some celebrities will even be doing the cooking. For a peek at what's on their menus and how they'll be spending the day, click through.
quicklist:title: Chris Lambton and Peyton Wrighttext: "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" alums Chris Lambton and his wife, Peyton Wright, are joining 20 family members--including both sets of parents--for a giant family dinner in Lambton's native Cape Cod, Mass.
The Lambton men are in charge of the bird. "Chris's brother, Mark, handles the deep fried turkey while Chris smokes the other turkey," Wright told Us Weekly.
Wright and the Lambton ladies will prepare the sides, while her brother-in-law, Mark, is in charge of dessert. "Peyton loves having family and friends all together and is a wonderful and gracious host," Lambton told Us about his wife, whom he married in 2012. "She cooks up a storm and is always the life of the party."media: 27179257
quicklist:title: Ben Affleck and Matt Damontext: Childhood friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are spending Thanksgiving together this year. "My mother is staying with us now and we'll all go down the street to Matt Damon's house," the "Gone Girl" star told Us Weekly. "We're all invited. Matt and my family are all like one big extended family for Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to it a lot."
That means a break for Affleck's wife Jennifer Garner. "Usually I cook and Casey [Affleck, Ben's brother] and his family come over," Garner told the magazine. "This year Casey is going to be in Boston and we'll be home." But Garner said she won't go empty-handed to Damon's house. "I'll still cook some stuff. Ben and the kids want me to take my grandmother's sweet potato pudding so I'll make that," she said.
Affleck also said he's bringing something over. "I know I'm not cooking!" he said. "I'll bring some wine for sure -- wine will be flowing -- but I'll be focused on the turkey. I know I'll be eating a lot of turkey at Matt's house."media: 27179454
quicklist: title: Katie Holmestext: Today, Katie Holmes is hosting her first ever Thanksgiving dinner. The 35-year-old "Dawson's Creek" alum told David Letterman earlier this month that her mom was teaching her how to prepare a full Thanksgiving feast, including the turkey.
"I'm very excited because I'm the baby of five, and I've been using that for a long time but this year I'm taking responsibility and my mother's going to teach me how to make a turkey," Suri Cruise's mom told the show host. "I am going to pull the gizzards out," she added laughing.media: 27178762
quicklist: title: Soleil Moon Fryetext: With a new baby in the house, Soleil Moon Frye is having a low-key turkey day with son Lyric, 9 months, daughters Poet, 9, and Jagger, 6, and producer hubby Jason Goldberg.
"My husband is excited to spend time with Lyric watching football, and the girls and I will be in the kitchen baking up a storm," the "Punky Brewster" star told Us Weekly.media: 27178373
quicklist:title: Emily Blunttext: Emily Blunt isn't exactly celebrating Thanksgiving. "There isn't any such thing as an English Thanksgiving," the English actress told E! News. "We do turkey at Christmas."
And the "Into the Woods" star has made it clear to American husband John Krasinski that there will be a turkey at Christmas this year. "I said to my husband we're going to have two turkeys, because haven't done turkey at Christmas the last two years," she said.
Blunt also revealed that she loves to cook and watching the Food Network is her "obsession," though she hasn't been able to watch it since daughter Hazel arrived nine months ago. "I feel hungry thinking about it now," she said.media: 27178950
quicklist:title: Meryl Streeptext: Blunt's "Into the Woods" co-star Meryl Streep is happy to not be cooking this year. "My kids...are grown up," the mother of four told E! News. "I said to them, 'Thanksgiving--you're cooking now.' And I'm not just talking the sides. I've got everything delegated now. It's fabulous. They're all extremely picky about the way I do stuff. Now this is full circle."media: 27178606
quicklist:title: Chris Pinetext: Another "Into the Woods" star, Chris Pine, is happy to be with his family this Thanksgiving. "I've been away for a long time," he told E! News days before the holiday. "So it will be good to come home." The one thing he must have on the Thanksgiving table: turkey.media: 27179162
quicklist:title: Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan text: Fortunately for Michael J. Fox, he married into a family of foodies. The couple and their four children are hosting Thanksgiving in their elegant Manhattan apartment, along with Pollan's mother Corky, a onetime style director for Gourmet magazine, her sisters Dana and Lori, both accomplished cooks, and her brother Michael Pollan, the food writer and author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma."
"We divide and conquer at Thanksgiving," Pollan told O, The Oprah Magazine. "My mom does one turkey. My brother gets an heirloom one from a farm. They each do their own gravy. It's like the grand tasting of the birds." She went on, "There are certain classics (like the family's beloved garlic mashed potatoes) but we always try new sides and desserts."
Pollan is known for her sandwich-making skills, which come in handy the day after Thanksgiving. "They're crazy intricate--all kinds of combinations of herbs and dressings. The downside is that now everybody wants me to make their sandwiches for them."media: 27178552
quicklist:title: Carson Dalytext: Once again this year, Carson Daly is on turkey duty. "This year, I'm doing turkey two ways, a 16-pound turkey in the oven. And I'm going to deep fry a 19-pound turkey in a butterball electric home deep fryer," he told E! News.
"There's 30 of us. They're all going to be at my house in a rental and we're going to burn the place down with an electric fryer," he said with a laugh.
On a more serious note, he added, "That's one of the things that makes this country great--our families being together on Thanksgiving."media: 27179324