What to Know Before Buying Thanksgiving Dinner

Wednesday is the day many are getting ready for a Thanksgiving meal. That often means a trip to the grocery store.

The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest shopping days of the year for grocery stores. 

"Busy, very busy," said Katie Kassel in the bakery department of Metro Market.

The Metro Market in Brookfield has been restocking shelves for Thanksgiving customers.

"Cranberries, brussels sprouts, green beans, flour, cheese. Everything you need for the holidays, we try to make sure that it's in the store," said Larry Griebenow with Metro Market.

The bakery department even pulled an overnighter baking pies and bread.

"People are buying pies Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and even Thursday," said Kassel.

Meijer in Oak Creek has also been preparing for a shopping rush.

"Meijer as a Midwest retailer is going to sell approximately 1 million turkeys as a company this season. Today it's all about butter. We sell 22 percent more butter than we do any other day of the year," said Polly Emelander with Meijer.

Meijer has been tracking what their customers buy on Thanksgiving each year. Through that history and sales, they've put together a list of the most forgotten items.

The top 5 forgotten are cream cheese, cream of mushroom soup, celery, butter and sweet potatoes.

Meijer says these items have been bought last minute by their customers; it's what they forgot they needed to include them in their Thanksgiving dinner recipes.

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