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Chefs Share Last-Minute Tips for a Spontaneous Thanksgiving Meal

Potato-chip gratin, taco seasoning, and boiled turkey breast are all on the table this year.

From left: instant stuffing, Thai-style turkey, potato chip gratin, and after dinner turkey melt.

From left: instant stuffing, Thai-style turkey, potato chip gratin, and after dinner turkey melt.

Source (from left): Jason Goldstein; Emshika Alberini; Mercado Little Spain; David Guas 

If ever there were a year to throw out the script on Thanksgiving its 2020.

Across the country, rising coronavirus cases and warnings against traveling from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are upending even the most sacrosanct celebrations across America. Smaller Thanksgiving birds sold out weeks ago, leaving people scrambling as to what to put on the table. Even as you read this, you may not even know what you’re going to do.