Is Thanksgiving really this week? For me, this has been the fastest November in history and I keep thinking I still have weeks to go.

This year for Thanksgiving, my sister Jordan, her husband Paul, and their three kids, will be joining us here in France. They’re four months in on a year long trip around the world and we’re so excited to see them!

We’ll also be modifying our usual menu a bit because we’re in France. We ordered mini-croissants and a Tarte Normande from our nearby bakery — they will replace our dinner rolls and apple pie. And we’re skipping cranberry sauce and corn. Why? Because we can’t find them here. : )

Are you hosting this year? Thinking about what dishes you’ll prepare? Here are 8 super helpful links to get you started:

Everything you need to know about cooking a Turkey.

How to Garnish a Turkey.

Don’t want to cook a Turkey? Try this Slow-Cooker Rotisserie Chicken. (Everyone ADORES this recipe.)

Awesome Thanksgiving side dish #1: Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Parmesan.

Awesome Thanksgiving side dish #2: Stuffing with Fennel and Dried Cherries.

Ready for dessert? Here’s How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust.

And here’s a recipe plus discussion of the differences between Cobblers, Crisps and Crumbles.

Now it’s time to set the table! Here’s the easiest, prettiest centerpiece. Anyone can put it together successfully.

What are your Thanksgiving plans this year? Will you be traveling? Staying home? Hosting? Being a guest? Do you have a particular favorite dish that you love the most on Thanksgiving? I’d love to hear.

P.S. — More Thanksgiving posts, including how to prep your holiday pantry.