Planning ahead makes everything simpler, and what could be simpler than making a phone call to have your Thanksgiving meal ready? If you don’t want to cook on Thanksgiving (or don’t know how to cook), there are plenty of places that are open or offer take out, just check out this list courtesy of the Los Angeles Times. Diners out begin at about $23 per person at McCormick & Schmicks to $80 per person at The Restaurant at L’Ermitage. Take out offerings include traditional and nontraditional turkey, from Huckleberry, to Lucca, offering a free range Diestel turkey. For those who want their turkey deep-fried, Little Dom’s and Mr. Cecil’s can save you from burning yourself (and your loved ones), by doing the work for you. For those who are vegan, M Cafe is doing a Macro meal. Make sure you call today or tomorrow to place your orders so you can pick up your meal by Wednesday or Thursday.

After everyone gives thanks for having eaten too much Thursday, many will go to sleep early so they can get up to shop Friday. Wouldn’t it be nice to see what stores are selling and at what discounts BEFORE Friday?

Well now you have that information thanks to the Bargain Babe who has links to all the major retailers with their sales information here. There are stores for everyone from the ever popular Costco, with 68 items on sale, Best Buy for anything electronic, Calvin Klein for clothes, Pep Boys for automotive, Sears, Staples, and Home Depot is having an appliance sale. If you want to shop from home, Amazon has just about everything and some great deals online.