By Martha

 A classic Thanksgiving meal consists of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie along with side dishes that reflect your ethnic origins or regional affiliation.

If you decide to prepare a traditional meal, you can easily find recipes for common Thanksgiving dishes on web sites like or

Some of the recipes even come with videos so you can really see how it is done!

If you are too timid to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal for yourself, there is an easy way out. Did you know that you can purchase a whole dinner for 8 from your favorite grocery store (Meijers, Krogers, Whole Foods, etc.) if you order it a week in advance?