10 Kitchen Must Haves Before Your Thanksgiving Meal - Like Honey

10 Kitchen Must Haves Before Your Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving is the best meal of the year and many of us prep for weeks in anticipation. I have a small kitchen and a big family, so I've got a few essentials when it comes to feeding a crowd. Here are my Top 10 Kitchen Must Haves you need to buy before you bake that bird:

The ability to keep a dish warm while you're cooking everything else will come in super handy on Thanksgiving. For even easier clean up, use a Crockpot Liner!

Pretty cloth napkins amp up any tablescape for a special occasion! There are so many varieties out there in all price ranges and you'll save money in the long run by cutting out paper products now and then.

Protect your tabletop or countertop in style with a pretty trivet--a must have when serving a multi-course meal.

A wooden spoon is a must-have in any southern kitchen. They're safe for nonstick pans and pretty enough to serve.

No Thanksgiving is complete without a pie, so dish up your pumpkin pastry in a pretty new plate. This one comes with a matching server, too!

This is a new one for me but I'm oh-so excited to make use of it! My dear father-in-law gave me an electric roaster a while back and we cooked a massive ham with ease! It's a fantastic way to expedite dinner and open up a spot in the oven.

Not just at Thanksgiving, these simple silicone tongs are an absolute lifesaver in the kitchen! I use mine all the time to flip patties, toss pasta, you name it! It works great for serving, too.

Since not all of us can afford the luxury of a fancy stand mixer, the trusty beaters come to the rescue! We got this set as a wedding present and it's been an absolute dream. I love the storage case for keeping things contained, especially when counters are cluttered.

Scoop, stir, scrape, and serve--silicone spatulas are a tried and true favorite. I love the smaller versions for getting every last drop out of a can or jar.

Tupperware is a mom's best friend! Keep your leftovers fresh (or send some home with guests) in a set of sturdy, sealable containers. I prefer the kind with nesting lids for easier cabinet storage.

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Cooking for a crowd in a small kitchen is no easy task, but these products make my dining table feel five-star. Did I miss anything? Share your Thanksgiving dinner gadgets with us in the comments!


  1. This is a wonderful resource of must haves. My kitchen is surely missing a few of these eseentials. Since I'm new to turkey cooking, I'm sure this will be great for me. Thank you.

  2. I love all of your suggestions. The turkey roaster sounds great, but I don't think I would use it often enough to warrant the space. The one thing that I find an essential that you didn't mention is an Instant Pot!

  3. Great recommendations!!! I love the colors of all of the gadgets too! We've already had Thanksgiving here in Canada, but I'll keep these suggestions in mind for Christmas!

  4. I couldn't live without my slow cooker! It is everything! haha

  5. I totally agree about napkins! My mom has napkins for all occasions and they really make the table!

  6. These are such great must haves. My parents are doing Thanksgiving at their home, but I will have to make sure they have these items. :)


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