My wife and I just got our 5-year old son out of the hospital after a weeks-long stay following a major surgery. We just got home to the Socialist Vermont Republic this morning and we have had no time to buy Thanksgiving stuff. Does anyone know of a decent restaurant chain or other option for a nice Thanksgiving? I’m pretty sure we couldn’t even adequately defrost a turkey at this point.
The operation was to allow our child to eat food for the first time in his life, so I would like to find a place that sells an actual Thanksgiving dinner (turkey, stuffing, etc.). I would love for him to be able to taste all that amazing turkey.
I was thinking VFW or American Legion but can’t get anyone on the phone.
Thanks for any ideas and Happy Holidays everybody.
You have PLENTY of time to do Thanksgiving. Look up SPEED THAW online and buy Green Beans(maybe $.65 a can) French Fried Onions, a 5 lb bag of potatoes, Stove Top Dressing and the like. FreePers would LOVE to give you a hand!
I am so sorry to hear about your son. If it was me, I would consider that he may not be up to sitting for a long time (waiting for the courses etc) and that could tire him out. How about a turkey breast? For time, you could buy the frozen pumpkin pies. Not sure what the doctors have recommended but you can use the canned gravy in a fix. Another idea is that many grocery stores offer pre-cooked meals (the turkey) and sides. You could make anything extra you find traditional like the green bean casserole etc.. Hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!
What major Grocery Chains are in your area?
I recently saw a grocery store (I think it was Publix) advertising a fully prepared Thanksgiving dinner. Check the grocery stores in your area and see if they have anything like this.
Hubby and I were planning to go to a military base, but I found a turkey for .39¢ a pound, seasoned croutons half off at the Merita store going out of business sale, and fresh pie pumpkins from a local farm. So I’ll be cooking all week.
Awesome! I hope your son’s first Thanksgiving dinner is wonderful!
Many churches have pot lucks for members, and others. They should be especially happy that your son’s life is hopefully changing for the better.
I hope he has a long and fruitful life. But, just remember, some of us are not here for very long and go to be with Him.
No matter what, keep the faith, have a wonderful THANKSgiving and a beautiful CHRISTmas.
If there is a Marie Callendar’s near you, they have a pretty good turkey feast on Thanksgiving. I took my mom 2 or 3 times while she was in assisted living.
Plus the pies are awesome!
No time to buy stuff? Heck, I’ll be headed to the store this afternoon so there’s still time. If you get the bird today, there’s still enough time for him to thaw enough in the fridge. By the time you wash him off Thursday morning and get out the innards, he’ll thawed enough for the oven. Go for it!
Most restaurants could do a take out. Many grocery store deli do the whole meal. The only problem is too often they make powdered potatoes and nasty gravy. If you can swing it at home, it’d be tastier.
All the best to young FRiend there.
We started a new tradition of going out for Thanksgiving dinner a few years ago after years of all work and no play for us “womenfolk”. It has been great. - We have sometimes gone over to the State Park near us which serves a grand buffet at lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving. We go over at night for the uncrowded dinner buffet. - Too crowded at lunch time. - Also, Shoney’s isn’t horrible on Thanksgiving if you go early. - Our local mom & pop restaurant also serves Thanksgiving lunch, and it’s okay.
If you’re in or near Burlington, try North End Rotisserie. (802) 489-5268 Happy Thanksgiving. You have a lot to be thankful for this year!
God bless you and your whole family.....
fwiw...my relatives in Oregone are going to Shari's ...about 8 of them..