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Entertaining is one of my all time favorite things to do. I love having friends and family over to our home and welcoming them with lots of delicious food, drinks and a good time. For as long as Quinn and I have been married, we have always celebrated Thanksgiving at his grandmother’s house. As time has gone by, the task is too much for her to handle. We graciously and very excitedly took over hosting our family at our house for Thanksgiving.
While I love hosting, it really is a lot of work. There is so much more to hosting a family Thanksgiving than just cooking the food – which is a huge chore in itself. The amount of cleaning and organizing that takes place before hand that no one else sees (or might not even notice) is crazy. I can’t tell you the hours I’ve put into cleaning my house before we have events and I don’t even think our house is that dirty.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we decided to change things up this year. While everybody loves to bring their favorite dish to Thanksgiving, the host is usually still stuck with doing so much cooking. We’re required to keep up with what everybody is bringing then figuring out what dishes and desserts are missing from that equation and providing it to the hungry humans about to feast in our dining room. I feel 100% in charge of making sure every little detail is taken care of because that’s what good hosts do, right?
So, we’re switching things up this year to make my life easier. We ordered the signature Heat & Serve Thanksgiving meals from Boston Market and couldn’t be more excited to take the weight of all the extra cooking off of our plates. We hosted a faux-thanksgiving dinner with family members who aren’t able to join on Thanksgiving to give it a test run and I’m completely sold. Not only was the meal delicious, we didn’t have leftovers which says a lot, but the price was amazing. I can’t even get out of the grocery store for the price that a whole entire Thanksgiving meal costs.
Here’s the breakdown:
The Whole Roasted Turkey Meal for 12 for $119.99 contains:
• Whole Roasted Turkey
• Spinach Artichoke Dip and Crackers
• Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
• Home Style Stuffing
• Cranberry Walnut Relish
• Dinner Rolls
• Pumpkin Pie
• Apple Pie
Under $120 for 12 people, you can’t go to a restaurant and beat those prices! The best part is that the whole meal was completely cooked and shipped to my front door. All I had to do was refrigerate and thaw out the food and heat up everything the day of our dinner.
If you want the meal shipped directly to you, you must purchase before November 18th. No worries, if you aren’t able to make the purchase before then or you would rather pick up your cooked food, then you can order ahead of time and stop into any Boston Market!
Being able to order the food ahead of time meant that I could worry about other aspects of Thanksgiving, like cleaning the house or decorating. I love cooking but it’s stressful when you have tons of people coming over and all you can think about is “will the turkey even taste good?” Speaking of the turkey from Boston Market, we received a 14 lb turkey fully cooked. We allowed it to thaw for about 24 hours then all I had to do was stick it in the over to warm it up. It browned beautifully and was so juicy and full of flavor. Some of the kids at the party thought the turkey was fake because it looked so good! I gave those kids extra cookies for being so sweet. 🙂
My husband told me after dinner that was the best turkey he had ever had and beat out all turkeys from previous Thanksgiving. I know people love to cook their own turkey and have pride in it but we aren’t all chefs so we should be leaving the cooking to people who know what they’re doing.
If you would rather skip doing any prep work, Boston Market offers a catering service. This buffet-style dinner for groups of ten or more start at $10.49 per person and can be delivered to your home or office or picked up at Boston Market restaurants for gatherings of any size.
Not hosting Thanksgiving but still want a delicious meal? No problem! Nearly all Boston Market locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day (menu selections and hours may vary by location) to offer a traditional plated meal
featuring sliced roasted turkey breast or half signature rotisserie chicken, two sides, a dinner roll and a slice of apple pie or pumpkin pie for $12.99. Family Meals, whole pies, hot side dishes or appetizers can also be picked up on November 22 as last minute additions to accompany any meal.
Learn more about what Boston Market has to offer on their official website. Make Thanksgiving stress free this year and enjoy the little moments! Happy Thanksgiving, yall!