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Thanksgiving Must Haves

Thanksgiving Must Haves

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Today I am sharing some Thanksgiving Must Haves that you will want to make sure you have ready before the big day.

Thanksgiving Dinner Plate - How to cook a turkey breast

Thanksgiving Must Haves: In the Kitchen

I have rounded up all of the kitchen tools, bakeware, serving ware, and table top essentials for cooking and serving Thanksgiving dinner.

The Basic Thanksgiving Must Haves


Everything you need to measure and mix.


Skillets and saucepans, and tools that won’t scratch them.


Cutting boards for carving and serving.

Turkey Essentials


Here are all of the things that you will need to cook and serve a turkey. I highly recommend investing in an in-oven digital thermometer, it takes the guesswork out of roasting a turkey or any large cut of meat.

How to Make Thanksgiving Gravy | Learn how to make gravy from pan drippings. This easy method for preparing gravy makes the best gravy!

Gravy Essentials


Making gravy from scratch is very difficult if you don’t have the correct tools. A baster, strainer, whisk, and gravy boat are Thanksgiving must haves.

Baking Essentials:


You can’t have Thanksgiving without pie. Which means you will need pie pans and pie servers. I also recommend getting a pie crust shield to protect the edges of your pie from burning.


Baking dishes that can go from the oven to the table.

Fresh Fruit Table Setting for Thanksgiving | Learn how to combine greens with fresh fruit to create a festive Thanksgiving tablescape!

Thanksgiving Must Haves: On the Table


Dressing up simple everyday white plates with chargers is much more affordable than buying china. A set of 12 white dinner plates is $40, and a set of 4 chargers is $12.


If you bring side dishes to the table, you will want to protect your table with these Thanksgiving themed trivets.


Dishwasher friendly Stemless Wine Glasses makes cleaning up a bit easier, but I added my everyday glasses to the list too.


The pumpkin shaped soup bowls, punch bowl, and glasses I had to sneak in somewhere.


Pretty bowls for serving, that you can also use everyday.


An affordable set of silverware, because matching silverware proves your adult status.


The final touches – place card holders, table runners, and votives.

Thanksgiving Must Haves: Beyond Thanksgiving


You are going to need containers for storing all of those leftovers.


And you might want to make some soup!

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