Last Minute Thanksgiving Day 911!

Patch is here to rescue you and your Thanksgiving meal.

It's Thanksgiving and you're on the verge of crisis! We rounded up some useful information to help get you through the day and have a fantastic meal:


"Help! I don't know how long to cook the turkey!"

For a 10-18 pound bird, Butterball recommends cooking it for 3 to 3 1/2 hours for an unstuffed bird. Add another 45 minutes to an hour if you like to cook yours with the stuffing inside. Visit their website to find answers to more questions or call their hotline at 1-800-BUTTERBALL (800-288-8372).


"Help! I forgot a key ingredient!"

Many grocery stores like  and  will be open until Thursday afternoon, and some will even be open regular hours.


“Help! My mashed potatoes are a mess!”

Try to soften them up by adding milk or chicken broth. If that still doesn’t work, then try these tips from WebMD on how to dress up store bought items.


“Help! I forgot to buy a centerpiece!”

Some of the best things in life are free! Send the kids out in the backyard to collect leaves, berries and acorns. Arrange them in a vase or a bowl. You can also arrange candles of different heights or place a few on an elevated cake plate for height.


“Help! I totally ruined the entire dinner!”

A number of restaurants in Lawrenceville are open on Thanksgiving Day. Golden Corral’s buffet is likely to have food the whole family will enjoy. will have brunch from 11am until 4pm. is also open with a special Thanksgiving menu, but reservations are required, so call ahead. You can also find other restaurants accepting reservations today on Opentable.com.


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