I’m in the housekeeping business. 

I’m a regular at my own hotel. 

My husband and I spend our weekends doing laundry, putting up our new furniture, and preparing Thanksgiving meals. 

When we have time to cook on Thanksgiving, we eat at my favorite restaurant, the Blackstone, where the only items we have to cook are a turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. 

And I have to say, I really like my turkey and stuffing. 

If I were the housekeeper of a regular hotel, I’d be in the same boat as my fellow guests. 

The Blackstone is a great place to relax on Thanksgiving. 

You don’t have to be an expert chef to enjoy a tasty meal with family. 

But when it comes to making Thanksgiving dinner, there’s really no way to go wrong. 

Here are a few things you should be thinking about if you’re planning to make Thanksgiving dinner at home: 1. 

Wash and dry your turkey before it’s ready for Thanksgiving.

It’s important that you don’t get rid of any pieces of the turkey before Thanksgiving, especially if you’ve been baking a turkey. 

It can take up to a week for all the moisture in the bird to evaporate. 

Some people just don’t like the smell of their turkey.2. 

Clean your table and chairs after the turkey has been made. 

Don’t just dump the turkey into the sink, wash it and dry it in the dishwasher. 

Do the same for your dishes, tablecloths, and other utensils. 


Put some chicken stock in a large pan.

I like to put a tablespoon of chicken stock into a large pot with a lid and bring the water to a boil. 

Add some salt and pepper to taste.4. 

Use a slow cooker to make turkey sandwiches. 

Cook turkey in the slow cooker for 15 minutes or so on high, and then lower the heat to low and let it cook for 10 minutes. 

Make a sandwich from the leftover turkey.5. 

In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for stuffing: turkey, flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. 

Throw the stuffing in a pan and cook for 20 minutes or until the stuffing is lightly browned and crispy.6. 

Place the turkey in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 30 minutes.7. 

Spread a little of the stuffing mixture onto a baking tray.8. 

Bake turkey on a sheet pan for 10 to 15 minutes.9. 

While the turkey is cooking, put the rest of the ingredients into the slow cooker.10. 

Pour the gravy into the turkey.11. 

After the turkey’s done cooking, add the cranberry and stuffing to the turkey and top with the stuffing.12. 

Stir the turkey to combine, then turn it over and cook the stuffing on the other side for 10 more minutes or till the stuffing and cranberries are crispy.13. 

Remove the turkey from the oven.