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Get Your Thanksgiving Meal Prepped With PBS Wisconsin

November 20, 2020 Becky Marburger Leave a Comment

Does the mere mention of Thanksgiving conjure up memories of mouth-watering tastes and smells of your favorite holiday dishes? Your Thanksgiving celebrations may look a little different this year due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you can’t whip up something scrumptious to celebrate the season.

Whether you’re seeking tips on preparing Thanksgiving classics or looking for something new to prepare, explore these PBS Wisconsin and PBS resources for recipes, meal ideas and preparation tips to help satisfy your holiday food cravings.

America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated: Thanksgiving for a Crowd

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Credit: Courtesy of American Public Television

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday Nov. 22 on Create (PBS Wisconsin-3)

You may not be making food for a crowd this year, but get some practical tips on preparing turkey and gravy, which stock pots to use, and the difference between stale and dried bread! Looking for the turkey and gravy recipe used in this episode? Download it here.

A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving

9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; noon and 7 p.m. Sunday Nov. 22; 8 p.m. Monday Nov. 23 on Create (PBS Wisconsin-3)

Host Christy Rost shares her holiday dinner favorites as she plans Thanksgiving for family and friends in her renovated 19th-century Colorado mansion. Find some of Rost’s Thanksgiving recipes here.

Pati’s Mexican Table: Turkey Day

11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 on Create (PBS Wisconsin-3)

Discover how to make a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing and vegetables, but with a Mexican twist. Want Pati’s turkey recipe? Get it here.

Sara’s Weeknight Meals: Thanksgiving 101

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Host Sara Moulton shares Thanksgiving meal tips and emphasizes the most important thing to remember — it does not have to be perfect.

10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 on Create (PBS Wisconsin-3)

Learn about 10 Thanksgiving mistakes and what steps you can take to avoid them, as well as how to prepare wine-infused gravy and holiday classics, like stuffing and mashed potatoes.

Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke: Thanksgiving Comes Early

12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22; 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 on Create (PBS Wisconsin-3)

Light up your taste buds with Raichlen’s tips on how to prepare whiskey-smoked turkey with cranberry salsa, barbecued onions, smoked cream corn and bacon-apple crisp.

PBS Food

bowl of mashed potatoes
Cheesy Thyme Mashed Potatoes. Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes

Looking for Thanksgiving recipes? Find hundreds of classic and new favorites on PBS Food here.

Enjoy preparing your Thanksgiving meal with these resources from PBS Wisconsin, available online, anytime, at pbswisconsin.org.