Summer zoomed by and Fall is upon us. And that means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. According to PBS Food’s Planning Checklist, Thanksgiving meal planning starts three weeks in advance (aka this week). Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite articles that will help you plan the big meal. And don’t forget to take OurCart with you to the grocery store. It’s a time-saving grocery shopping app that manages your shopping list and helps you save on groceries. At a glance you can see the best prices for all the items on your Thanksgiving grocery shopping list and where to go to get the best value for your entire cart. So even though one item might be cheaper at one supermarket, you still might get a better deal on your overall list somewhere else. If you don’t have the mobile app, you can get the app here.  

Epicurious: Thanksgiving FAQ
Should you make your pie crust with butter or shortening? What do you do with giblets? Worried about overcooking your turkey? Epicurious answers all these questions and more in their Thanksgiving FAQ.

The Food Lab: The Truth About Brining Turkey
To brine or not to brine, that is the question. If you’re wondering if it’s really worth the time to brine your Thanksgiving turkey, read what The Food Lab has to say. 

POPSUGAR: 11 Main Dishes That Get Vegetarians in on the Thanksgiving Fun
Thanksgiving dinner brings together family and friends with a variety of meal preferences. Vegetarians are often stuck just eating the sides – main entrees like turkey and ham are certainly not an option. POPSUGAR shows just how easy it is to prepare mains that aren’t just an afterthought for vegetarians.

Cooking Light: Staff-Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes
Did you know that most people eat an average of 4,000 calories on Thanksgiving? According to this infographic from USA Today, that’s the equivalent of 15 hot fudge sundaes or 50 salmon burgers. If you’d like to reduce calories without compromising on deliciousness, the staff at Cooking Light assembled their favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

The Kitchn: 150+ Thanksgiving Recipes
The Kitchn provides an excellent collection of holiday-themed recipe collections and cooking tips. Last we checked, they have 159 Thanksgiving recipes for you to browse. You can even fine-tune your browsing based on diet considerations and food allergies.

America’s Test Kitchen: Revisiting Julia Child’s Roast Turkey
Want to know the secret to iconic chef Julia Child’s Thanksgiving turkey? Julia Collin Davison at America’s Test Kitchen breaks it down in this video.

Food52: Homemade Cranberry Sauce, in a Can
Not a fan of the chunky-style of cranberry sauce but also want to stay away from the equally unappealing store-bought, can-shaped cranberry jellies? Food52 shows you how to make a delicious cranberry jelly in your own tin can. Amazing, right?

Eater Boston: A Big List of Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Feasts in Boston
Are you in the Boston area for Thanksgiving but don’t want to cook? Eater Boston put together a comprehensive list of where to eat on Thanksgiving so you can focus on time with family and friends without all the cooking and cleanup.

At OurCart, we’re reimagining grocery shopping by leveraging the power of the community to collect real-time shopping data and creating price transparency in grocery shopping so you can save time, money and frustration when shopping. To learn more, check out the app here.

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