A Thanksgiving turkey can monopolize the oven for hours. You can choose to wait, or you can leave that bird alone and use other appliances to keep cooking—baking the stuffing on the grill, say. When the bird is ready, the rest of the meal will be, too.
Use the freezer
Dishes can be made ahead and frozen for up to a week.
Use the refrigerator
Prepare dips and salads at least one day in advance.