One way to eliminate the pressure of preparing a big Thanksgiving feast -- including cleaning the house -- is to outsource the entire meal.
Only a handful of restaurants stay open for the holiday, so it's wise to call ahead for reservations. Seats go quickly in some of the more popular Thanksgiving spots.
Quivey’s Grove in Fitchburg has been serving Thanksgiving dinner in both its Stone House and Stable Grill for 38 years, but all the spaces filled up last week and the restaurant stopped taking reservations. However, there is a waiting list.
What follows are a handful of other ideas, not an exhaustive list of options.