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With Christmas coming up fast and Thanksgiving even faster, it's about time to get your affairs in order when it comes to getting ready to cook up some good food everyone who tries it will be thankful for. You know, assuming you invite them to dinner and all.

Here are five essential items you'll need if you want the perfect Louisiana thanksgiving.

Whether you plan on making a traditional roasted turkey or deep frying your bird, the first thing you're gonna need to do is jab it a bunch of times with a giant needle to make sure it's really dead. While you're doing that, you might as well inject a little flavor into the critter. It's the least you could do for the poor thing.

You probably have your own secret concoction to inject all that great flavor into your turkey, but in case you don't or maybe if you just don't have time to go through all the trouble, you can't go wrong with a little Zatarain's.

Now, if you're planning on roasting your turkey, all you really need is a roasting pan. If you don't even have one of those, we can't really help you. You're beyond saving.

However, if you want to go the extra mile and fry up your turkey, you'll need the basics. This all-in-one kit should get you started in no time, unless maybe you're one of those "healthy" people who think it'd be better to try air frying your Thanksgiving turkey this year. If so, please pass along our condolences to every single person you've invited to dinner.

You monster.

If you don't already have a cast iron pot and skillet, what are you even doing with your life? Maybe you have a skillet, but what a lot of people tend to overlook is the beauty of other cast iron cookware, like the humble dutch oven.

This one is a "camping" model, which just means you can put coals on the top of it for more even heating. There's no limit to what you can make in the thing, but we recommend cooking up a good gumbo. Cast iron is perfect for making your own roux.

You do make your own roux, don't you?

When the meal is finally over, all your hard work is rewarded by everyone gathering around the warm glow of the television to fall asleep watching football, as is tradition.

Treat yourself with this shirt to honor the occasion.

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