Thanksgiving is officially just a few days away! Is your menu in place? Is your turkey ordered? Or are your reservations made (the route I am going this year!)? If not, I have a few ideas that will help you pull off a fabulous day without a hitch!
The Problem: You forgot to order the meal. The whole meal and your family is arriving in town on Thursday expecting a turkey and all of the trimmings.
The Solution: Most places I checked with required orders to be placed by last Friday. But never fear. Here are two turkey options that will keep you in the clear. But, you must order BY TODAY!
Whole Foods: All Whole Foods locations are still taking Thanksgiving orders through today, the Monday before Thanksgiving. And, they thought of everything. From the turkey to the dessert, they have you covered:
- Whole Foods West Paces: 404.324.4100
- Whole Foods Roswell Road: 404.236.0810
- Whole Foods Ponce de Leon: 404.853.1681
- Whole Foods Briarcliff: 404.634.8981
Mackenzie Ltd: A great online company based in Baltimore that my family has been ordering from for different occasions for years. They have great appetizers, sides, even a roasted turkey. You will be a hit no matter what you choose! In order to receive your order by Thanksgiving, you must order this morning and select 2 day shipping guarantee.
Order by calling (they have very helpful customer service): 1.800.858.7100 or online www.mackenzieltd.com.
The Problem: Your sister-in-law is covering hosting duties and the turkey, but you are supposed to bring a side.
The Solution: We have found a spot that has you covered (also don’t forget, you can order just sides from Whole Foods and Mackenzie Ltd):
Half-Baked Casseroles: The girls at Half Baked Casseroles have two classic side options ready for you: cornbread dressing and sweet potato casserole. And, on their regular November menu, they have a few other choices: creamed spinach, squash casserole, and green bean and corn casserole.
Half Baked Casserole is open Monday-Wednesday this week.
404.228.5836 or www.halfbakedcasseroles.com.
The Problem: Your supposed to bring an appetizer to the big meal and it’s Wednesday afternoon and you have no plan.
The Solution: Two of my favorite spots in town have pick-up appetizers and dips that require no ordering ahead.
Lucy’s Market: A fabulous selection of dips, crackers, and quick pick up options. West Paces Ferry Rd. 404.869.9222.
Star Provisions: Easily pull together a cheese or charcuterie plate from their wide selection. White Provisions, Howell Mill Rd. 404.365.0410.
We hoped we helped you solve a Thanksgiving emergency. Cheers to a Happy Thanksgiving and all that we are thankful for!