Martha Stewart Made This Big Mistake That Screwed Up Her First Thanksgiving and Left Her in Tears

Martha Stewart Made This Big Mistake That Screwed Up Her First Thanksgiving and Left Her in Tears

Believe it.

By Tamara Palmer

If you're stressing your poor heart out over cooking turkey and the trimmings for Thanksgiving, please take solace in the fact that messing everything up would only put you on the same page as Martha Stewart, who also messed everything up when she hosted her first T-Day dinner almost 50 years ago.

She recalls that she got up at 3 a.m. in order to get the turkey in the oven by 3:45, and then took her butt back to sleep.

"We had invited everyone for 1:00 p.m. dinner, just like my mother, Big Martha, always did and as tradition demanded," she told Daily Mail. "I went back to sleep only to awake to a house full of black smoke — the turkey was burning!"

And soon, she was crying. Turns out she had preheated the oven to 500 degrees and forgot to turn it down to 375 before she baked the bird. She didn't reveal how she got another turkey but she somehow was able to cook a "perfect" one and serve it by 7 p.m., just six hours behind schedule. (OF COURSE BECAUSE MARTHA.)

So don't worry — but definitely hit that caffeine hard if you're starting early.

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