Getting ready for the big Turkey Day requires lots of preparation, planning, and shopping. Oh, the shopping! Ingredient lists can run long, as can the to-do lists. Check-out lines are equally lengthy, so we've partnered with Whole Foods Market to help cut some stress, save some time, and keep a few of your hard-earned dollars in your bank account.

This entire Thanksgiving essentials gift basket will help you pull off the tastiest and easiest dinner ever. You'll still need to buy the turkey, but almost everything else you'll need will be delivered to you by Thanksgiving Day. (See the list of items: Everything You Need for Thanksgiving Besides the Turkey for Under $50.)

Here’s how you could win. Describe for us here in 100 words or less: What is your family's favorite Thanksgiving dish? (Be sure to tell us the story behind it.) Entries should be typed into the comments field of this post. Entries are due by Sunday, November 22 at 11:59 P.M. EST.

One grand prize winner will win a Thanksgiving essentials gift basket worth $50 from Whole Foods Market.

Editors will select their favorites based on originality, creativity, and how well you address our question. Winners will be notified via email by November 23, 2015. See the full contest rules.

Once you’ve entered the giveaway, check out our collection of Cooking Light Staff's Family Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes. And if you’re looking for more Thanksgiving menu ideas, check out these 13 Great Thanksgiving Meals.