Third tip: Fire up the oven. But not for cooking, just for keeping everything warm as you cook each side in batches. I prepped the stuffing, put it in a casserole dish and stuck it in the oven to keep hot while I cooked the turkey.
I'll leave you with one of my favorite Cranberry Sauce recipes that will make your house smell amazing.
1 Bag Fresh Cranberries
1/2 C white sugar
1/2 C fresh Orange Juice
1/4 C water
1/2 an apple, peeled and diced small
1 tsp. grated orange zest
1-2 T sweet vermouth or brandy
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp each ground nutmeg, ground clove, ground allspice and ground cinnamon
Place all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer, mixing occasionally. The cranberries will burst as they cook down. Continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the mixture resembles jam. Remove from heat and place in the refrigerator to cool. This sauce will get better with time, so if you have a minute to make it a day or two ahead, go for it.
And don't forget, the best part of making these dishes is the sandwich you can make with the leftovers the next day!