Every year it happens: you think you have Thanksgiving under control, and then, just as your in-laws walk through the front door, you realize that the potatoes you were supposed to mash are still sitting in a sack in your pantry and your stuffing may have to pass for soup. Panic! So, how to make Thanksgiving easier? This Easy Menu explores two viable options: dress up store-bought ingredients by adding your own creative pairings to store-bought stuffing mixes or adding a smoky gourmet touch to supermarket cream of corn soup. Or, alternatively, pare down your preparations to simple, but delicious, from-scratch dishes, like the perfect baked potato instead of the incriminating mashed; Apple Cranberry Crisp that allows you to skip that temperamental pie crust altogether; or step by step instructions on, simply and thankfully, how to roast a turkey. Easy as pie that you don't have to make!
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