Many of us are in the midst of the grocery shopping for that enormous annual Thanksgiving feast. The turkey, the veggies, the breads, the pies, the list seems endless, and there's always an ingredient or two you inevitably forget.
If dealing with the fuss of all the shopping, prep work and cooking this year's dinner is all too much, you may consider buying your turkey and trimmings already prepared. The trick is, with just about a week to go, you'll want to order as soon as possible.
- There are two options that both serve up to eight people. For $49.99, the Classic menu includes a 10- to 12-pound turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy. For $74.99, the Ultimate menu includes the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls and a pumpkin pie.
- For $22 per person, this eatery offers a catered meal you can pick up or have delivered. For the appetizer, there's creamed turkey soup or a salad. For the entree, you get sliced roasted turkey with homemade stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. You choose between sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes or a baked potato, and for the veggie, green beans or corn pudding. For dessert, you have a choice of Dutch apple or pumpkin pie, or ice cream.
DeFabio's 9th Street Market and Catering Company - The catering company has traditional favorites that are served in trays serving 15 people. You can get roasted boneless turkey breast for $7.99 per pound, or a whole roasted turkey for $4.99 per pound. There are a number of sides, including string bean almondine, cornbread stuffing, and sweet mashed potatoes. They also offer Italian dishes for Thanksgiving, including escarole soup with meatballs, manicotti and Italian sausage stuffing. For dessert there are pumpkin, apple or coconut custard pies, bread pudding, and cannolis.
and - The two farm markets sell fresh turkeys, but you have to cook them yourself. If you just need some help on appetizers and desserts, both places offer a variety. Linvilla, which is known for its pies, has dozens of flavors, from pumpkin to mince to cherry. They have no sugar added flavors too. Linvilla's bakery has other sweet treats, as well as stuffed breads, rolls, pizzas, and hors d'oeuvres trays. Wolff's offers popular pie flavors, homeade cookies, plus cider and pumpkin donuts.
Check with each location's website for more information and to place orders.