How to survive Thanksgiving prep in the 11th hour

By: Lauren Jones, WAVE 3 News Sunrise Anchor

Turkey day is right around the corner, and if you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you know it’s a mad house.

Data shows that Tuesday is the busiest day at supermarkets nationwide, as everyone stocks up on last minute Thanksgiving essentials.

To save some time and sanity, hit the grocery store early Wednesday morning or Wednesday night. Yes, Thanksgiving Eve.

Research shows you’ll be able to save some time then, compared to going Tuesday.

It might surprise you to learn that the grocery store is less crowded on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving than on Tuesday. (Photo:

If you’re still looking for a dish you can’t go wrong with this list – General Mills released the most popular and unique Thanksgiving meals by state, based on the number of online recipe searches through Betty Crocker and Pillsbury. Chicken and dumplings took the top spot in Kentucky, while peanut butter cookies reign supreme in Indiana.

To see the other top plates by state, click here.

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