Planning for Thanksgiving: Buy It

Let’s face it — life’s different now.  This can mean many things for many people.  Maybe it has to do with the recent election.  Maybe it has to do with life with children versus life before children.  Maybe it has to do with you when you were single versus you now (or vice versa).  Maybe it has to do with life before the Pilgrims came to this “new land”.  Maybe it has to do with life as a mother on the plantation versus life as a mother in modern day Massachusetts.  Whatever it may be…it’s different.  Luckily that means that Thanksgiving can be what you make it.  And if you don’t feel like making it…you can buy it and reheat it!

Here are your options if you’re looking to buy all or some of your Thanksgiving meal.  These are in random order or perhaps they are listed from closest proximity to my kitchen to beyond my local streets.

Formaggio Kitchen Thanksgiving 2008
Hi Rise Bakery
Petsi Pies Thanksgiving Pie Orders
Wilson’s Farm Heat and Serve Thanksgiving
Russo’s Thanksgiving Menu
Bakers’ Best Thanksgiving
Savenor’s Market Thanksgiving
Flour Bakery
Vicki Lee’s
Verrill Farm

If you have a favorite place that also prepares food for Thanksgiving, please leave a comment and I will add it to my list.

May your Thanksgiving preparations leave you feeling thankful.  Remember it’s about family, friends, and community.  Enjoy the process, go with the flow, and don’t sweat the minute details.

Formaggio Kitchen
Caveats: Orders must be placed by 4:00PM, Sunday, November 23, to be picked up on Wednesday, November 26. We will make extras… first come first served on Wednesday, November 26.

Hi Rise Bakery
Caveats: Call with your order or pick up a form at the bakery.  No orders will be taken after 3p.m. on Sunday, November 23rd.  Pick up on Wednesday, November 26th after 10 a.m. (except turkeys) or Thanksgiving Day after 10:00 a.m. (except turkeys)  Pick up is ONLY at the Bread Company 208 Concord Ave. Turkeys are picked up Wednesday between 5-7 p.m. or Thursday between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.  Also, they remind us that Mass state law forbids them from selling alcohol that day, so stock up beforehand (just not the Sunday before Thanksgiving…you can’t buy it then either).

Hi Rise’s Thanksgiving essential cannot be found online.  They offer Plainville turkeys with gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potato gratin, stuffing, glazed brussel sprouts, pumpkin pie, apple pie, cranberry crumble, quiches, panettone and Ken’s cranberry relish.

Petsi Pies
Caveat: Petsi Pies is now accepting your Thanksgiving orders. The deadline to order Thanksgiving pies is November 20th, so please call ahead or stop by to give us your reservation. Thanksgiving pies are 10″ and $20.

Apple Crumb (crumb top),Apple Pear Cranberry (brown sugar walnut top),Blackberry (pastry top),Cherry Crumb (crumb top), Chocolate Cream, Chocolate Pecan, Classic Apple (pastry top), Eggnog Custard, Mississippi Mud, Mixed Berry (crumb top), Pecan, Pumpkin, Roasted Vegetable Savory, Spinach Ricotta Savory, Sweet Potato

Wilson’s Farms
Wilson’s Farms offers complete heat and serve dinners.

TURKEY DINNER | $125.00
Our homemade Turkey Dinner starts out with a plump and juicy 10 to 12 pound pre-cooked turkey and includes the following: 3 pounds of creamy mashed potatoes, 3 pounds of amazing butternut squash, 2 pounds of green bean almondine, and 3 pounds of our famous traditional stuffing. You can top everything off with 2-13 oz. containers of gravy and 1-16 oz. container of our own cranberry sauce. Fresh from our bakery, you’ll find one dozen soft dinner rolls and our own fresh-baked apple pie.

HAM DINNER | $100.00
Our own Ham Dinner begins with a 7 to 9 pound honey glazed spiral cut ham and includes the following: 3 pounds of creamy mashed potatoes, 3 pounds of our own green bean almondine, 3 pounds of mashed yams, and 2 pounds of wonderful cinnamon applesauce. You can add just the right amount of zing to your ham with a jar of Vermont maple country mustard. Fresh from our bakery, you’ll find one dozen soft dinner rolls and our own fresh-baked apple pie.

Russo’s
Caveat: Orders must be by phone.

Bakers’ Best
Caveat: Please place all orders and changes to order by Wednesday, November 19 for pick up on Tuesday, November 25, or Wednesday, November 26.  To better serve you, and to expedite the order process, we require that all holiday orders be placed online.

Savenor’s Market
Caveat: Savenor’s requires a credit card or house account number for order reservations. A 24 hr. cancellation notice is required. You will be charged $25.00 if you do not pick up your order.

Turkey
All of Savenor’s turkey varieties are: ALL-NATURAL, FRESH & FREE-RANGE raised.  Turkeys are sized by weight from about 12lb to 28 lb.  To make sure you have plenty to go around, order 2lbs of bone-in or 1lb of boneless turkey per person.
All-Natural Massachusetts Turkey .

Flour
Caveat:  Place orders by Friday, November 21st.

Vicki Lee’s
Caveat:  Place all orders by 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 22nd.  They will be open from 8:00 – 5:00 on Wednesday, November 26th. 

Verrill Farm
Caveat:  Once again this year, we’ll be offering beautiful Floral Centerpieces to grace your Thanksgiving table.  We’ll have your centerpiece ready for pick up during Thanksgiving week. Orders must be pre-paid and placed by Friday, November 21.

Whole Foods Market
Here is their Thanksgiving Menu.

Roche Brothers
Here is the Roche Brothers Thanksgiving Menu.

Bon achat.  ttyl your BFF (Boston Family Foodie)

For more info: Formaggio Kitchen Thanksgiving 2008
Petsi Pies Thanksgiving Pie Orders
Wilson’s Farm Heat and Serve Thanksgiving
Russo’s Thanksgiving
Bakers’ Best Thanksgiving
Savenor’s Market Thanksgiving
Flour Bakery
Vicki Lee’s
Verill Farm’s Thanksgiving

Leave a Reply