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Thanksgiving Is Coming In Hot

Dated: 10/24/2017

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Maybe you just bought your first home and you want to have Thanksgiving at your new place or perhaps it is your turn to host “friendsgiving”.  Whatever the reason your home will the gathering place this year, there will certainly be plenty of planning and work for that one glorious meal.

You may be making decisions on keeping it classy with  table clothes, real plates silverware, and fresh flower centerpieces or keeping it simple with chinette and plasticware (hey, that silver looking stuff isn’t half bad).  You have scoured to find every table and chair option in a 10-mile radius.  Do you chance setting up outside or stay on the safe side and keep the party in?  Do you trust the children at their own table? Are you pairing wine or will it be byob?  Whatever decisions are made, it is always a TON of work! 

Whether you’re a list making, recipe researching, task delegating superstar or the adventurous type that likes to face the masses at the grocery store the Wednesday before hoping there is a thawed piece of some kind of protein that will feed more people than you imagined you could fit in your house, everyone could use a hand. 

Most of us will be working up until that thankful Thursday arrives, then it will be time to clean the house, do the shopping, run to the store another 8 times (because thanksgiving recipes use crazy ingredients that nobody has on hand), setting up tables, double checking the head count, and on and on and on…exhausting!  And we have not even gotten to the meal prep!!!  I LOVE cooking!  Love it!  However, sometimes the thought of using every single thing in my kitchen, then making sure to time cooking everything, then finding somewhere to store it, then cleaning it up is a bit on the scary side.  Therefore, I offer you a secret…the secret of all secrets…have someone else do the cooking…gasp!!!

There are so many options available, and let’s be real, even though I love cooking, I would much rather spend the day visiting with family and playing with my kids, than being a stressed-out maniac for the better part of a week.  There are options for every budget and some even deliver!!  Yesssssss!!

Here are a few options below that offer everything from the whole shebang to just some sides:

  • Williams Sonoma - They have quite a few meal options available...and it will be delivered!!

  • Harry and David Gourmet Turkey Feast

  • Whole Foods Simple Thanksgiving Dinner - If you preorder, you can just swing in and pick it up!

  • HEB Holiday Meals To-Go

  • A Very Costco Thanksgiving...and you can probably get every single other thing you will need as well :)


So, sit back, enjoy a beverage and breathe in the crisp, clean air of serenity knowing that you checked so many things off of your to do list with one simple internet order.  Let naysayers judge and the great-aunt give a side eye and disproving glare for not doing it all yourself…at least you will have your sanity!

Happy Early Thanksgiving!!!



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Jessica Gold

Originally from the Northwest Houston Area, but has lived in Austin for the past 18 years. She loves to see how much Austin has changed over that time.She attended the University of Texas – Hook ‘....

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