It's not that many more days until Thanksgiving and you still haven't given it a thought. Do you really want to spend time poring through cookbooks and making grocery lists? Make it easier on yourself and sign up for one of the many Thanksgiving classes offered. They'll plan your menu and provide you with recipes and enough know-how to make your meal a success. Then all you'll have to worry about is paying for it.
BYO Turkey Thanksgiving. Make-ahead recipes to go with turkey, including artichokes with a melted mushroom brie sauce; sweet potatoes with pecan streusel topping; pumpkin soup in a pumpkin; spinach avocado and orange salad; glazed chocolate apricot cake. Let's Get Cookin', 4643 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. (818) 991-3940. 6:30 p.m. $50.
Contemporary Thanksgiving. Cookbook author Diane Worthington will share recipes for a Thanksgiving feast for the '90s. Cook-N-Things, 606 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena. (818) 441-5588. 7 p.m. Class repeats on Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. $45.
Monday, Nov. 5:
Traditional Thanksgiving. All the familiar favorites: roast turkey, bread and chestnut stuffing; orange and cranberry relish; three-minute mashed potatoes; caramelized yams. Desserts include pumpkin chiffon pie and roasted pecan torte. Williams-Sonoma, 317 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. (213) 274-9127. 6:30 p.m. Class repeats Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. $40.