Before Thanksgiving, shoppers rush to make last minute preparations

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wednesday is the day before Thanksgiving, but it’s no day of rest.

The turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner, which keeps The Broadway Butcher Shop very busy. There’s a big to-do list for both shop owners and customers that will take all day to complete.

There are 80 turkeys ready for pick-up, an increase from 2013.

“Several large birds and mostly 10-12 pounds because in this area, there are a lot of smaller families we cater to,” Stuart Aldridge, the Broadway Butcher Shop owner said.

There are also side dishes flying off the shelves almost as fast as the birds.

“Six of the foie gras bread pudding, made about 25. I’m all out of my oyster stuffing,” said Aldridge.

Before the big meal, a pastry might be the sweetest way to start as well as end your meal. Baked In Kansas City had chefs working around the clock to make enough for the demand.

All this preparation will hopefully reduce the stress of Thanksgiving Day.