Two days to go (as of this writing)....and you've may have thought of everything...the turkey (sauna method or otherwise), the stuffing, potatoes (sweet and mashed), other vegetables (not counting a green bean casserole of which may be too many), appetizers, snacks, desserts, pies (pumpkin - hey I'm a traditionalist), seating charts, television background (football - see pie) and even whether or not to open the windows for fresh air (and to let out the hot air - heyyyooo).
But how about the stuff in your glass which will be stationed next to the way too overflowing plate of foodstuffs?
There are many who choose not to drink adult beverages, and that's when the combinations get too numerous to deal with. Let 'em bring their own damn favorite soda, water, tea, coffee, energy drink, etc.
For the rest of us...you may keep reading. This article from the Los Angeles Times will help locate the best possible wine pairings for your Turkey Day Buffet.
I'm making this purchase Wednesday, and while I'm taking a risk of being in a crowded store which you all know by now I despise, it's a necessity given my current schedule. I plan to make this year #2 of an Oregon Pinot Noir. I had such a joy with it last year, (I'm not going to mention the label because they're not paying me to...and also I can't remember) and a lot of them can't miss.
In years past, I've done the Chardonnay (w/lots of oak) and Riesling for white and the Beaujolais, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec for red. But my philosophy has always been drinking what you like, even though experts may not believe it's a good pairing. So if you happen to love Chardonnay, don't mess with success.
The story also goes into spirits and dessert drink pairings. If you go that route, good luck. But do me and everyone else a favor, don't drink and drive.
That way you and your family will be able to fix next year all the menu planning and family problems which went awry this year.