Wondering how (and why) to truss a turkey, or why to brine the bird? Feeling a bit unsure about your gravy-making skills? And how do you know when the bird is properly cooked? Preparing the turkey and all the trimmings can be challenging, even for experienced home cooks. To assist you in planning and preparing the feast, we have assembled the essential information you will need, including a timeline to help you stay on schedule. With a bit of planning, you can relax and enjoy the holiday with family and friends, and savor the delicious meal you have cooked.