With Thanksgiving less than a week away, now’s the time to start planning your day—if you haven’t already.
From turkey dinners to football games to traveling in-laws, there’s a lot to keep track of next week. Fortunately, the holiday doesn’t have to be chaotic if you plan ahead. We’ve selected a few apps that should help make your holiday a treat. Check them out below:
- Timer+: Seasoned Thanksgiving home chefs know that one of the most difficult parts of cooking a family meal is balancing cook times and making sure nothing gets over- or under-done. Timer+, essentially a beefed-up version of Apple’s stock timer app, enables you to set multiple timers at once with different colors and names. No more burnt turkey!
- Hello Vino: If there’s ever been a Thanksgiving for wine, 2016’s is it. From political conversation to meetings with the in-laws, a glass of wine should help ease the tension. Since you probably don’t have a sommelier in your home, Hello Vino, a wine guide for your phone, can help you find the perfect glass to accompany whatever you’ve cooked up (or ordered in).
- Food Network In the Kitchen: Stuck putting together Thanksgiving dinner this year? Feeling a little out of your league with the task of cooking for a dozen family members? Fear not. This app from Food Network has thousands of easy to follow recipes that will make putting dinner together a breeze.
- AnyList: Of course, to cook a thanksgiving dinner, you need to make sure you have all your ingredients in order. Gone are the days of scribbling down grocery lists on paper and crossing your fingers you don’t forget anything. AnyList is a great way to track everything from grocery lists to meal plans. Don’t be without it this Thanksgiving!
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving ($5.99): Finally, no Thanksgiving would be complete without a screening of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. This is the same special you know and love, paired up with some fun interactive storytelling that should keep the kids (and adults) interested and busy. What better way to close out a great day with family than some Charlie Brown?
Remember: Thanksgiving should be a time to relax, not a day of frustration and chaos. We hope these apps will help you get the most out of your Thanksgiving this year!