Now, you should NOT pressure yourself, but a LOT of it can be made ahead. I'm actually starting to think of making some stuff just because it sounds yummy! Rolls, pies, stuffing, etc. And scale the heck back!
BUT here's what I'm thinking-- there's no way in heck we're doing anything for TG (my due date is the Monday before-- so either in labor, tiny new baby and I'm staying in bed, or I'm still pregnant and no way I'm subjecting myself to the ILs who live nearby all talking about how sooooooon it will be, I'm still pregnant, yada yada). So I've been reviewing my options for a while, so the family still gets something of a holiday-- First, Trader Joe's always has AWESOME sounding food but I never get it because I Make It All From Scratch darnit, even when for some reason, out of several grown women/families, me with a 7mo baby had to make TG dinner. So TJs is a good option. Also meal planning places where you go and set it up and freeze it, or they even do it for you and you freeze-- there's an organic place just up the street here, and I'm assuming they'll have some good dishes that could work. Then, Buca is open on TG! Carry out, baby. I'm Italian so it seems like just as good of a family meal as anything
I'm so looking forward to just cozing with my family, watching the parade, DD and DH cuddling during football as they always do, and eating some good food, even if it's not what we'd normally have!
You are a good sister and daughter. Take it easy, though!!!