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Photo: Robert Kneschke (Shutterstock) It’s turkey time, which means you may or may not be freaking out about how to prepare the biggest meal of the year. Don’t worry, we here at Lifehacker have you covered with The Right Stuffing , featuring tips, tricks, and many, many recipes to make sure you have the easiest, tastiest Thanksgiving possible.

If you haven’t noticed, this Thanksgiving is not going to be a normal one. Stuffing a bunch of people into your home is simply not an option, but shoving a bunch of people into a four-walled tent isn’t any better. (What good is being “outside” if you’re inside a plastic room?)

Luckily, Andrew Zimmern has a creative idea for seeing friends in a truly outdoor setting, with a concept I have christened “stoop soup.” In our interview with him for The Upgrade , Zimmern explained how he’s adapted one of his favorite family traditions for These Times: Going back two generations, being East Coasters, our family loved oysters. And so one of the things that would be served—it was on the buffet table—was oyster chowder. Delicious creamy potatoes and fennel and onion and carrot and celery and oysters cooked in their own liquor, maybe seasoned with a little bit of Old Bay. I think that was my mother’s father’s recipe. Over the years, I’ve used a fancier and—I think—easier version of it. And I put a soup tureen—an electric one—by the door. And when people come in the door in my house, everyone […]