If you're the one running the show in the kitchen on Thanksgiving, you know there's an enormous amount of pressure on you to not mess up one of the most important dinners of the year!

Seriously, think back to the anxiety you felt the first time you took charge of the Thanksgiving Day celebration.  For me, it was when I was 24.  I didn't have any family in Idaho and I was tired of crashing other family's celebrations so I decided to host my first ever Friends-giving for other misfits like me. Did reading that give you a warm fuzzy feeling inside? Don't give me that much credit.  I had a little too much fun in Downtown Boise on Thanksgiving Eve so Thanksgiving morning was painful.  After running to Winco to buy a box of Spongebob macaroni and cheese to soak up the previous evening, I found myself on the phone with my dad, nearly in tears because I was about to ruin Thanksgiving Dinner for my friends.  I didn't have any idea where to start roasting the turkey.  It was one of the lowest points of my adult life.

That's why I wish meal kits were around back in the day! This year HelloFresh is releasing a limited edition Thanksgiving meal kit that walks you through preparing the turkey day feast in four hours or less! For $159, they'll ship you almost everything you need, including the turkey, to make a Thanksgiving feast that looks like it came out of Better Homes and Gardens magazine! (Seriously, if you have the additional butter, vegetable and olive oils and sugar in your pantry, you're set.)

In addition to the ingredients, it gives you a card that breaks down a four hour game plan to roast the turkey, prepare the sides and desserts.  Not sure how to carve the turkey? The handy card shows you how to do that with pictures!

The best part about this box? You don't have to get locked into a HelloFresh subscription.  It's available as a one time only delivery.  Where, oh where was a magic box like this when I was 24?! It could've saved me that embarrassing phone call to my dad! Check out the full menu below and if you want to take some stress out of your Thanksgiving dinner prep, you can click HERE to learn more about it!

Hello Fresh Thanksgiving Menu

  • Roasted Turkey with garlic and herb butter
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes with crispy fried sage
  • Ciabatta Stuffing with chicken sausage and cranberries
  • Green Beans and Caramelized Shallots
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Classic Gravy
  • Apple Ginger Crisp

FYI, I'm not a HelloFresh costumer or benefiting from writing this article.  I saw it on TV this morning and remembered my horrible first Thanksgiving as chef experience and figured one of you might know someone as clueless as me!

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