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Whole Turkey

Step-by-Step Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Checklist

Use this timeline to help plan and prep your make-ahead Thanksgiving dinner menu.

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Thanksgiving Morning

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4 Hours Before the Meal

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1 Hour Before the Meal, While the Turkey Rests

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1/2 Hour Before the Meal

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Just Before the Meal

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