We don't know how it would be possible to not make something ahead when you're cooking Thanksgiving dinner for family, friends, and other guests. So you've got to make a couple things ahead of time, unless everyone is cool with eating at 11 p.m. (Pro-tip: Ply them with one appetizer and beer, wine, and cocktails. They won't notice dinner's not ready yet for awhile.) But if you'd like to eat at a decent hour, let's discuss make-ahead recipes. First up is this fall squash made for stuffing. The acorn squash is the exact shape of a bowl when you cut it in half and scoop out seeds and guts. It's too perfect. Delicious as a hearty side, this vegetarian dish is packed with crunchy, savory, healthy goodies.