Feel like taking a break from your kitchen, just in time for the holidays? It’s ok. We get it. Sometimes, the perfect holiday does not involve cooking for a crowd. But if you’re still into the idea of entertaining—just not with you at the helm—here are some surefire delicious options that will make your Thanksgiving holiday a breeze.
Zorn’s of Bethpage
Since 1940, Zorn’s of Bethpage has served up delicious food for Long Islanders. And the holidays are no exception to this rule. Their insanely affordable turkey dinners (which cost just $13.99 per person; definitely less than it would cost you to shop for and cook this yourself) come with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, a tossed salad, a cranberry fruit compote, and dinner rolls, in addition to slow-roasted turkey with gravy. There is also a comprehensive list of sides that you can add on for a little extra oomph. To order, call 516.731.5500.
What’s more elegant than not having to lift a finger at Thanksgiving? This catering company has so many edible options that it hurts to look at it all. Turkey weighs in at 7.50/lb. (file under: affordable), and the prices of sides vary. If you don’t feel like making any big decisions—and the menu can feel a little overwhelming—opt, instead, for the Thanksgiving menu: herb-roasted turkey, gravy, triple-berry sauce, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, green bean casserole, cheese pull-aparts, and parfait desserts, for $295 (serves 8). To order, call 631.360.2211 before November 21.
Corinne’s Concepts in Catering
Corinne’s has been around for nearly 4 decades, so this catering company knows how to execute a proper Thanksgiving. You can start your holiday meal with baked brie en croute, chopped liver, or stuffed cabbage, and then follow it up with salads, soups, and assorted types of bread. For the main course, go for the boneless stuffed turkey galantine, accompanied by re-stuffed sweet potatoes with marshmallows, burnt Brussels sprouts, and pecan pie. There are more traditional options, too, including a classic roast turkey breast. For more information, visit http://www.corinnescatering.com/holiday.html.
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