We had originally planned to travel out of state for Thanksgiving where MIL, grandma, and the aunts would take care of all the cook, we just needed to show up.
Dh now has to work the day of and the day after Thanksgiving so we can't travel to Texas from Ms to be there since the plan was to do it on Thanksgiving for months (dh put in to be off this week 3 months ago and was told he could have it).
So no I'm going to be cooking my first ever Thanksgiving and I have no idea what the heck I'm doing. So here's my questions:
1. Do I go ahead and buy a turkey now and put it in the freezer then pull it out next week to dethaw? Or wait till a few days before?
2. How do I keep the turkey from drying out? My dad always deep fried them but I don't own a turkey fryer.
3. How do I make the dressing and the "gibblet" gravey? What the hell is a gibblet?
The rest I'm capable of managing on my own since the rest of the dishes DH and the kids have requested are pretty easy and everyday favorites in this house. Please share any other dishes that are huge hits for your family as well! I don't want our first Thanksgiving (which is going to be in our new house) to be boring or a disaster.