​No time to baste the bird or clean up afterward?  Here's a few alternatives:
- Eat out.  A number of restaurants offer Thanksgiving spreads, like Maggianos in Bellevue, Barking Frog in Woodinville, and Claim Jumper or Buca di Bepo in Lynnwood.  Yes it's a hunk of money, but zero preparation and zero cleanup just might be worth it.
- Cater in.  If you call in advance (at least 5 days prior), caterers will be happy to make your food for you.  It's not cheap, but it's hard to compete with the homely feel minus the stress of cooking.
- Visit family. Be the one visiting, not the one hosting.  It's probably not required, but the host will be thankful if you offer to bring a side dish, pie, rolls, or cider! 
- Visit friends. A lot like visiting family, but bringing something to share is a requirement, not a courtesy.
- Visit strangers. You'd be surprised just how many people are opening their doors to those who are in need or alone.  Check out craigslist.org and type "Thanksgiving" in the General section.
- Volunteer.  Be the reason someone else is thankful.  Help serve at a local shelter or visit a retirement home.  They won't let you go hungry either.

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