"We did it the way we normally do, my assistant and I, and then it's gonna be on her TV show!" Garner explained, with a laugh. "That's my big Thanksgiving plan."
Garner has shot multiple installments in her "pretend cooking show" series, with some help from her personal assistant -- who has been her right-hand since she joined Instagram just over a year ago. In the videos, Garner cooks a real meal, and provides the recipe in the caption. Typically, a long version of the cooking lesson is shared to her IGTV page.
Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro Thanksgiving Special airs Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on the Food Network.
For more from the actress on her upcoming Turkey Day special. Check out the video below: