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 All the Ingredients and Proven Recipes: Blue Apron

Plenty of people get help from meal delivery services all week long  — why not do Thanksgiving 21st century-style? Blue Apron promises to help you unleash your inner chef with the recipes and fresh, pre-measured ingredients to craft a Thanksgiving meal that's a cut above. Menus for the week of Thanksgiving include roasted turkey and brussels sprouts with mashed potatoes and sage gravy; baked butternut squash macaroni and cheese, and roasted cauliflower steaks with brown butter-grape sauce and farrow. They'll even help you out on the wine front, too. Shipping is free, you can skip weeks if you want, and you can cancel any time. Family plan pricing (food for four people) is $69.92 for two recipes a week, and $139.84 for four recipes a week.

Online: blueapron.com

photo: via Blue Apron Facebook page

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

—Mimi O’Connor