You can make these Thanksgiving meals in advance and then enjoy a less hectic holiday

Holiday rush can cause stress and adrenaline. You're looking forward to enjoying your Thanksgiving and not suffer a heart attack while trying to make dinner for 20 (let's face it -- even dinner for four can be stressful enough! ).

Plan ahead and prepare dishes in advance to ensure your meal go smoothly. It's essential to research the best methods cook turkey and also to decorate your home well in advance. Making a few casserole dishes ready will ease your burden (and that of your guests).

You might be amazed at the amount of food you can cook before the big day. You can enjoy the company of your family this year rather than wasting hours in the kitchen. Check out these easy recipes to make ahead and then decide which ones would be the perfect recipe to include in your menu.