The ultimate unforgettable Thanksgiving!

Bacon-wrapped turkey! Praising science during grace! Oh, the holidays will never be the same -- we promise

By Prachi Gupta
November 22, 2012 7:00PM (UTC)
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If you’re a Thanksgiving host you’re probably nervous -- and understandably so. After all, your friends and family are all counting on YOU to make sure they enjoy the all-American feast.

That's why we've put together a plan to ensure that your holiday extravaganza will also be a memorable one.


First, invite your family to Thanksgiving with this invitation:

You'll want to impress them, so plan ahead with some recipes from highly regarded restaurateur Guy Fieri:

On Thanksgiving Day, serve them this bacon-wrapped turkey:

Or this one, "brined in Dunkin’ Donuts coolattas, stuffed with munchkins and served with coffee gravy and mashed hash browns":


Music is important for setting the mood. Play this song on repeat:

When you say grace, thank scientists, not God:

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For dessert, follow up with this cake to remind your relatives what they can look forward to when they visit you again, next month:


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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