Thanksgiving often begins days in advance for the cook. The holiday itself can mean hours in the kitchen spent checking the bird, evening out the gravy, and getting the exact right amount of jiggle in the cranberry sauce. Here are three kitchens where most of us wouldn't mind spending entire weeks, let alone most of a single day.

1039 Creamery Rd., Newtown
Monthly taxes: $2,630
Tell me all about it: The two-story kitchen in this Newtown home is bright and inviting. It boasts custom cabinets and hardware, as well as a built-in butcher's block and high-end appliances by Thermador, Dacor, Sub-Zero and Fisher & Paykel. There are two pantries: one referred to as the "general store" and a second butler's pantry with a wine cooler and a second dishwasher. The rest of the house is just as lovely.

1336 Gypsy Mill Rd., Gwynedd Valley

Monthly taxes: $2,218
Tell me all about it: Not all of us want to spend all day in the kitchen. For those  disinclined to do so, there is this eight-bedroom property, with a beautiful first-floor kitchen, as well as a full catering kitchen on the lower level. Downstairs is also an indoor pool and a wine cellar. Bonus: The 1898 estate once played host to Princess Grace Kelly and Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

121 Bullock Rd., Chadds Ford

Monthly taxes: $2,031
Tell me all about it: The sleek, modern kitchen in this six-bedroom home has more than enough capacity for a family feast of epic proportions. It boasts a commercial range, quartz counters, a built-in steam oven, two islands, a commercial refrigerator, three dishwashers and two entire wine refrigerators. There are ample skylights and a butler's pantry as well. Additionally, the home offers a beautiful interior courtyard and a full apartment above the garage.