I get the ingredients ahead of time. Sometimes, it is not possible to find the right ingredients for the dinner the same day . You buy the turkey because everyone buys the whole dinner the same day. If you are late. You do not find the right food that it goes with the dinner. I cook my turkey at midnight. It is ready aroud 6:00 am. I cooked it at 250 degree in the conventional oven. The meat gets the flavor all day long. Then, the turkey taste delicious. Happy Thanksgiving.