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It's an emergency and you need to get a last-minute thing from Publix but will Publix be open on Thanksgiving? We have a list of who is here!

We have all been there sitting on the couch watching the game when our wives or girlfriends look around from the kitchen and ask if we can go pick up that one thing they managed to forget. Well because we know what will happen if we don’t, we grab the keys and head out but are not sure where to go. Being Floridian we know only one place to go. Publix. But here is the question Will Publix be open on Thanksgiving?

Bad news folks don’t plan any last-minute shopping at Publix on Thanksgiving. Publix has been one of the longest running chains to remain closed on Thanksgiving. Don’t worry we won’t leave you hanging. Here is a list of several stores that will be opened depending on the location on Thanksgiving.

Stores Open on Thanksgiving

  • Big Lots
  • CVS
  • Dollar Tree
  • Family Dollar
  • Kroger
  • Walgreens
  • Whole Foods

Stores closed on Thanksgiving

  • Aldi
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Costco
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Home Depot
  • Nordstrom
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Publix
  • Sam’s Club
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart

What To Do With Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is coming, so prepare for the food onslaught! Everyone gets excited about the turkey and all the delicious food that will be eaten on Thanksgiving. And almost better than Thanksgiving dinner, are those delightful leftovers the next day (and the days after that). Sometimes, when you store Thanksgiving food properly, it really gives time for the flavors to set in.

It’s usually around day three where things go south. There is still a ton of food, but everyone is kind of “over it.” But you don’t want to waste food. Instead, try reimagining the ingredients into other delicious dishes. Here are some suggestions.

  • Savory Stuffing Waffles 

    Tasty always has excellent recipes, and this gem includes stuffing, cheese, and maple cranberry sauce.

  • Hand Pies

    With this recipe, Tasty found a way to easily transform leftovers into a handheld treat, perfect for someone who needs a free hand to shop with on Black Friday.

  • Turkey Filled Omelette

    Allrecipes has created a simple way to use up the leftover turkey the morning after Thanksgiving.

  • Stuffing Omelette

    Similar to the recipe above, Sam The Cooking Guy has an easy way to reuse Thanksgiving ingredients for an omelette. Try this one with stuffing.

  • Panini

    Sandwiches are a common day-after-Thanksgiving food idea. This version by The Hungry Winos is worth checking out.

  • Thanksgiving Pizza

    This Thanksgiving pizza recipe by All Recipes looks insane. A Pizza with turkey gravy and mashed potatoes? Sign us up!

  • Turkey Gumbo

    Another hearty leftover meal worth trying is this Turkey Gumbo that a viewer of the Rachael Ray Show submitted. They also explain how to make loaded mashed potato balls too.

  • Thanksgiving Dip

    This dip by Pop Sugar requires minimal effort, but looks delicious in the end. The dish also requires a lot of cheese, which is always a win.

  • Pumpkin Pie Shake

    No one should ever get sick of having pie as a leftover. But if you do, turn the pie into a shake. This Ziploc recommended recipe will give Starbucks a run for their money.

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