Did you know you can prep pretty much your entire Thanksgiving meal ahead of time? Follow Milk Street Contributing Food Editor Bianca Borges’s day-by-day prep guide, and you’ll save time, mess and clean up on Thanksgiving. Listen to Bianca lay out exactly how—and when—to prep each vegetable for your side dishes, and the day of, the only thing you’ll need to do is juggle oven space. (P.s. If you notice a lot of paper towels and plastic bags, Bianca’s got advice on using them again, too. She thinks of everything.) For a detailed written guide, head to the link in our bio.

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