1. "I'm totally going to host Thanksgiving this year. It's going to rock!"
2. "Wow. That's a lot of cooking. I don't know if I have enough ovens/pans/pots/food processors/counter space."
3. "How does all of this stuff come out hot at the same time? It defies logic!"
4. "I'll just buy the turkey.
That will free up my time to focus on the sides."
5. "OMG SO MANY SIDES. There's no way I can pull all of this off."
6. "Eff it. I'll just order the whole thing."
We get it. Here are a few suggestions of where you can order all the goodies that complement the Main Event. After you heat them up, just put them all in ceramic dishes (forget Crate & Barrel and hit up Goodwill for pretty mismatched vintage designs) so it feels more homemade. No one will know the diff.
Swine & Sons — Feast Package — 4 servings of each for $80
Turkey gravy or pork jus
Sweet potato gratin
Roasted Brussels sprouts
The Fresh Market — all sides between $3 to $6 per pound
Yukon Gold mashed potatoes
Whipped sweet potatoes
Green beans with bacon
Sweet potato souffle
Chef Eddie's — sold in either half-pan or full-pan sizes, prices between $20 and $50, half-pan feeds 10
Mac & cheese
Mashed potatoes with gravy
Rice (white or yellow)
String green beans
Au gratin potatoes
Sweet potato casserole
Muffins (12 count)
Cranberry sauce (1 pint)
Thanksgiving planning thought process: