Not surprisingly, the most common disasters on Thanksgiving Day have to do with food.

Like with any large, complicated task, making sure that all the essential ingredients are in place is the secret to success or, at the very least, avoiding disaster.

To avoid making stuff that is under or over seasoned, taste your dishes before serving them.

Keep the animals out of the kitchen and dining room to avoid a “the dog ate the turkey incident.”

If it’s stressful to the point where you’re losing sleep and not enjoying yourself, order out!