This schedule is based on the Elegant Thanksgiving menu.
2 Weeks Ahead
Order turkey (if using fresh).
1 Week Ahead
Dry bread for stuffing.
3 to 4 Days Ahead
2 Days Ahead
Fry shallots and make mushroom sauce for green bean casserole. Trim and peel pearl onions. Make pie crust.
1 Day Ahead
Make giblet stock and glazed pearl onions. Blanch green beans and prep sweet potatoes. Set the table; pick out platters, bowls, and serving utensils. Chill wines.
Finish pie and make stuffing. Bring turkey to room temperature.
4 Hours Before
Stuff turkey and start roasting. After 1 hour, place sweet potatoes in oven. Bring cranberry sauce to room temperature.
1 Hour Before
Assemble green bean casserole. While turkey rests, bake casserole, make gravy, cook brussels sprouts, and reheat glazed onions.