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Thanksgiving - Where to pre-order meal

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Phoenix, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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  2. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    I just cant imagine any of that actually tasting good. I dont think i've ever had a decent catered meal.
  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I don't live near family, we don't like to travel on Thanksgiving, my wife is a horrible cook (yeah, I said it), and I'm obviously a massive Cowboys fan. Oh, and I don't like roast turkey all that much, anyway. That all adds up to me not wanting to prepare a big Thanksgiving meal during a Cowboy game, so--if we're not deep frying the bird--we usually bring in the meals.

    We love it. The one significant drawback is that the stuffing is not nearly as good, and it's one thing that varies a lot between grocers. But the bird is nice and juicy. You still have to warm it for an hour or so, so you get the nice smell during the first half, and the other accoutrements all keep well.

    I normally make a point of getting or making another great pie the night before, because we all know that the packaged pumpkin pies are all the same. Maybe I make a side dish or two if I want to feel like I did something for my family on Thanksgiving, but that's about it. It frees up the day for watching football, as it should be, and you feel just as stuffed and uncomfortable when you're done.
  4. rynochop

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    Yeah..i dont think anyone actually just loves turkey. I'd honestly rather have some really nice steaks or lamb shoulder or something, but that goes over like a turd in a punchbowl with my family if mentioned.

    So i do my best with the 92 cent turkey from Kroger that was probably killed 6 months ago.
    Get him going, play Madden with my boys, watch the Lions lose, and hope its ready to eat by halftime of the Cowboys.
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    I love my Mom's turkey. She can roast it, smoke it, and fry it, and it's delicious every time. Whatever she does, she makes it moist and tasty. The downfall of any turkey is that it dries out.

    However, for the non-turkey lovers, she also fixes a brisket and a ham.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I'm always tempted to do prime rib for Thanksgiving, since that takes almost no preparation, but, yeah, turds-and-punch. So we heat up the precooked meal, watch the game, and I make the wife do all the gross cleanup. :)
  7. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    I tell ya, I have done boston market a few times on thanksgiving, and it is OUTSTANDING. Turkey with all the fixins. Its a heckuva deal. Check it out, they do it every year.
  8. bigdnlaca

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    ^^THIS

    Boston Market does a great job for the price and the food is enough for a family. Sometimes Boston Market gives you 50% off the day after Thanksgiving of the same meal they offer on Thanksgiving.

    I also done BBQ, pizza, and chicken wing party platter. The reason why me and my wife do this is because we don't like eating leftovers. So, we get food that we know that we will enjoy and finish by the end of the day.

    I like turkey don't get me wrong but I would eat what I enjoy more than following a tradition on Thanksgiving.
  9. Joshmil53

    Joshmil53 Well-Known Member

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    You don't like leftover pizza....
  10. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    HoneyBaked Ham does a great spiral ham, it's just heat and serve. The leftovers make really good sandwiches as well.
  11. bigdnlaca

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    No I don't like leftover pizza because I don't like melted cheese when its cold (weird huh). All we get is a personal pan or medium.

    Just incase anyone is wondering, I don't do microwaves for heating. I only use it for defrosting.
  12. Yeagermeister

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    My wife loves turkey. We have dinner with the family on Thanksgiving usually without turkey because only a couple of us like it. Then we have our own dinner the next day with turkey.
  13. Phrozen Phil

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    My suggestions for that issue are two-fold:
    1. Consider getting a smaller turkey if you want to avoid "left-overs-for-a-week"
    2. Consider freezing the leftover turkey. Do it right after Thanksgiving dinner and save it for another day. Make plent of gravy and freeze it as well. lots of gravy will makelots of turkey more edible.;)
  14. DallasCowpoke

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    I'll throw in my 2-cents worth.

    Most of those places on that link are kinda "high-end" and their prices reflect that.

    I can suggest and attest to the quality and reasonable pricing of a local long-time BBQ place I've used for both t-day and Christmas several times. There are several locations around the metroplex, so you should be able to find one that's convenient.

    Their turkey has always been done well and you can specify if you wanna pick it up hot or cold. We've always choose the cold.

    We enjoy a few particular sides. Their dressing is good, but we always get the obligatory green bean casserole, mac-n-cheese but especially like their zucchini and squash side. It's basically a steamed dish with onions and it's not cooked to mush and holds up very well for reheating, since obviously will have to be picked-up the day before.

    Right now you can order on-line and get $5 off.

    Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse
  15. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    Nice try Sonny Bryan. :D
  16. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    Great idea!

    I enjoy reading when children reciprocate for their parents.
  17. DallasCowpoke

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    :nervous: :shush:
  18. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    It all sounds so good *salivate* :)

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