Holiday Survival Guide

Your Emergency Thanksgiving Planner

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Holiday Survival Guide

Your Emergency Thanksgiving Planner

It's not too late to have everything done for you

If the current surge in COVID-19 cases means you'll be missing the big annual gathering with family in 2020, you're not alone. Since travel increases your chance of getting and spreading the coronavirus, the CDC says staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. But that doesn't mean Thanksgiving is canceled. In fact, according to a recent survey, 90% of Americans will be celebrating the holiday. And in a sense, there will be more celebrations because more people will be prepping their own dinner instead of relying on Mom or the in-laws. Of course, you don't need to spend the whole day cooking a huge feast for just your household. It's not too late to order in and save yourself the trouble. There are plenty of options. And if you'd like to send something sweet to a loved one, we've got some options too.

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Staying Home?

Check your favorite local restaurants to see if they're offering options to pick-up. Maybe you roast your own bird and let them handle the sides. Or you can have the meal delivered right to your door. Just heat, serve and enjoy the extra leftovers.

Whole Foods

Whole Foods locations are offering pre-cooked turkeys, turkey breasts and full dinners complete with stuffing and other traditional sides—all prepared with quality, often organic, ingredients. You can reserve up to 48 before Thanksgiving and pick up your food on the day of, so it's hot and fresh.

From $39.99 at Whole Foods

Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks specializes in red meat, but they also offer a wide range of seafood and poultry options. For Thanksgiving this year, they've got a holiday feast that includes side dishes and a dessert along with an herb-roasted turkey breast that can go right from the freezer to the oven.

$103.96 at Omaha Steaks

Cajun Ed’s
Specialty Meats

Want something a little different? Cajun Ed's Specialty Meats (famous for their turducken) is offering a spice-rubbed turkey stuffed with Hebert's Boudin Stuffing—it's packed full of that classic Cajun pork sausage and dirty rice for a unique twist on the classic turkey dinner. Just add a vegetable on the side and you're good to go.

$99 at Goldbelly

Want Something Sweet?

If you're not a baker and still want to end the day with something sweet and orange, there are plenty of dessert options that can be delivered. Or perhaps you want to send one to a loved one. Here are three excellent options that are guaranteed to show up just in time.

Pumpkin Pie

Just like Grandma used to make because it's an old family recipe. Minnie's Kitchen in Silver Spring, Maryland makes homemade confections like this classic pumpkin pie from scratch. The buttery pie is made from fresh pumpkin puree and all organic ingredients and spices.

$28 by Minnie's Kitchen

Pumpkin Caramel Kringle

This traditional Danish coffee cake offers a twist of 36 flaky layers stuffed with gooey pumpkin and caramel, topped with crunchy pecans. It's an easy one to send because it can be eaten as dessert, a snack or even with coffee the next morning. And it ships easily via Amazon.

$22.49 by O&H Danish Bakery

Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Cake

Want to take things to the next level? Go for Milk Bar's layered cake, back for 2020 by popular demand. Layers of cinnamon spice cake are topped with rich pumpkin pie-like frosting, creamy dulce de leche drizzle and the bakery's signature crunchy milk crumbs. Then the whole thing is topped with a sprinkle of salty toasted pumpkin seeds.

$54 by Milk Bar

The
Upside

We’ll miss seeing the extended family, but on the bright side, there will be no talk of politics, no uncomfortable family chitchat or awkward questions about your job or relationship.

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