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Recommendations for a pre-made Thanksgiving dinner

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Hi all. I'm considering buying a pre-made Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. It's just wife and I this year. I'm seeing a few places online with meals that serve 4 which is fine because we enjoy leftovers.

Does anybody have recommendations? Are there pros and cons to buying online vs at a local market? It looks like I already missed the boat on Costco which is fine because there might be such a thing as too many leftovers!
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We have used Whole Foods a few times with excellent results.
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Wegmans
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+1 Whole Foods. Yummmm...
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avenger wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:42 pm We have used Whole Foods a few times with excellent results.
Ditto.
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Except we never quite get it right so there is the right amount of gravy for the leftovers, or enough stuffing, etc.
But that can happen with entirely "home made", too, of course.

And we always purposefully get plenty of extras. Otherwise, they won't last much past later that first evening.
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totallynotsure wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:43 pm Wegmans
If only I had one near me...
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Boglegirl81 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:51 pm
totallynotsure wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:43 pm Wegmans
If only I had one near me...
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Is there a Boston Market near you?
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Do you have any local restaurants that are struggling due to Covid? Search them out and give them the business.
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Try a turkey breast and buy a few sides. Don't forget the pies, ya know you and the wife need at least 3 so you can have just a sliver of each one.
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Several years ago a family member found out the hard way (and while guests were waiting for the meal she left to pick up) that there's a difference between "oven ready" and "ready to serve."

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JoMoney wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:20 pm Is there a Boston Market near you?
https://www.bostonmarket.com/location/
Unfortunately no. We do miss it though.
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bob60014 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:21 pm Do you have any local restaurants that are struggling due to Covid? Search them out and give them the business.
I really like this idea, thanks!
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Whole Foods and Wegmans. Both very good meals. And if you aren’t fixed on turkey- we love Honey Baked Hams.
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Bob Evans or Cracker Barrel if available in your area.
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gonefishing01 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:47 pm Whole Foods and Wegmans. Both very good meals. And if you aren’t fixed on turkey- we love Honey Baked Hams.
Our Honeybaked location has offered a Thanksgiving turkey meal in the past.
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FeesR-BullNotBullish wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:39 pmDoes anybody have recommendations?
Just get a pizza. Seriously. A big traditional thanksgiving meal is a pain to make and a pain to clean up after, and most of the ready made meal packs are pretty pricey for what you get.

But if you insist, get a precooked turkey from the supermarket, some frozen dinner rolls (Sister Schubert are good), a half-and-half pecan and pumpkin pie from the bakery, and precut butternut squash or sweet potatoes from the produce aisle (that you will roast in the oven for a bit), and what ever additional side you want and call it a day. Should be cheaper than the ready made meal packs will cost and you get the same food, basically.
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Where are you located? If we stay home for Thanksgiving (which we're considering), we'll order from Cooper's Hawk, which is in nine states. Dinner for 4 is $116, and includes:
menu wrote: Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
House Salad with choice of dressing
Pretzel Bread with butter
Slow-Roasted Turkey slices with Pan Gravy & Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Traditional Stuffing, Mary's Potatoes, Roasted and Glazed Green Beans & Carrots
Eli's Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake with Vanilla Whipped Cream & Caramel Sauce
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