Ah, Thanksgiving. Some years you want to do the whole thing yourself, from the shopping to the peeling to the brining…and some years you just. don’t. Whether you want a little help getting the best ingredients and recipes guaranteed to work, or you really want to phone it in (i.e. let someone else do all the cooking and the clean up) this is a judgement free-zone, and we’ve got suggestions! Click through to see our ideas on how to make this turkey day a little easier — and enjoyable! — for the whole family.

For the Tastes-like-homemade Dinner Out: Bubby’s

Thanksgiving is all about comfort food, and one of the best places to get that in New York City is Bubby's, where they proudly proclaim: "We steal recipes from grandmas." Both the Tribeca and the Highline locations of the restaurants will be serving "classic American Thanksgiving dinner" family style from noon to 8 p.m. In addition to the usual suspects like turkey, stuffing and mash, expect the eatery's famous pies in flavors like pear cranberry walnut, pumpkin and pecan maple. To reserve email thanksgiving@tribeca.bubbys.com or thanksgiving@highline.bubbys.com. Cost is $65 for adults; $40 for kids 12 and under.

Bubby's Tribeca
120 Hudson St.
Online: bubbys.com

Bubby's Highline
73 Gansevoort St.
Online: bubbys.com

photo: Bubby's Pie Company Facebook page

How are you getting help with Thanksgiving this year? Tell us in the comments below!

—Mimi O’Connor