Grab a Family Holiday Meal To-Go
There's still time to order a pre-cooked meal for Christmas.
Between last minute shopping, gift-wrapping and other fun holiday activities, are you also trying to plan a big family meal? Does the thought of spending your holidays in a hot kitchen cooking and cleaning send you running for more eggnog?
If so, by ordering a take home turkey, ham or prime rib dinner for the holiday celebration, you can have the best of both worlds.
This allows for the enticing smell of slow roasted turkey but without all of the fuss and mess. There are several local places where you can buy prepared meals for Christmas and other holiday festivities.
Both Giant and Safeway are offering holiday meals-to-go. The easy to heat and serve meals include choice of ham, prime rib or turkey. Side dishes include mashed potatoes, two vegetable casseroles and dinner rolls. Also included is a choice of three different kinds of pies. Prices range from $50-100 depending on the number of people to be served.
Both stores recommend ordering as soon as possible because meals are only available as long as supplies last. Safeway has a special holiday hotline set up for holiday orders, simply call 1-888-358-7328.
Giant orders can be placed on-line at www.giantfood.com or calling 1-888-4myGiant. Or simply stop by the local store's deli department.
Bob Evans Restaurant is offering tasty feast options of ham or turkey with buttered yeast risen dinner rolls, cream corn casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie. This banquet of food will feed 6-8 people for $79.49.
Orders can be placed up until noon on December 24th and must be picked up by 3:00pm. The easiest way to order is to go directly to their web site www. BobEvans.com.
Although Boston Market is known for its mouth-watering chicken, for the holidays it is offering a scrumptious choice of turkey or ham. Sides include the traditional mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Also included and unique to Boston Market, a savory spinach and artichoke dip with crackers.
If there is any room left after this extensive meal, two pies are included. Boston Market recommends placing orders as soon as possible.
While you're making your 'to-do' list be sure to place your order as soon as possible and double check the time the meal must be picked up.
After bringing the meal home all you will need to do is warm up the food according to the instructions enclosed with the meal. You will have the wonderful scents of food baking in your home with no food preparation time or work – you need only sit back and enjoy the compliments.