So much time, effort, and love goes into cooking a holiday meal for the family. If you've whipped up a full seven-course meal for Thanksgiving, you understand the struggle of juggling the oven between casseroles and the turkey, employing the slow cooker to help out with easy desserts, and ensuring that all appetizers and cocktails are stocked to keep hungry guests out of the kitchen. No matter how much you love feeding your family a meal that they'll happily devour with praise to the chef, what if there was a way for you to take a break this Thanksgiving without sacrificing your favorite dishes or quality? Meet Send a Meal.
Unlike popular meal kits with pre-portioned ingredients, Send a Meal isn't sent to you to slice, dice, and serve yourself. When you order prepared meals from the meal delivery service, it comes to you fully prepped and ready to eat. The company sources the best ingredients from renowned brands like Omaha Steak, Lobster Gram, and Jack Stack to ensure their customers receive the best meal possible. Delivered frozen, all meals only need a microwave or conventional oven to reheat to perfection.
That's not even the best part. Send a Meal is offering Wide Open Eats readers the chance to receive 8% off the already discounted meals and desserts for the season. Use the code WOM17 to earn the discount on any website wide purchase with no exclusions or minimum purchase necessary. You can use the code until November 30, 2017.
So what kind of Thanksgiving meals does Send a Meal offer to its customers? The fun is just beginning.
Thanksgiving Meal Kits
The gourmet prepared meals from Send a Meal for Thanksgiving were made for the home cook ready to take a break from the rush of preparing a massive feast. While there are over 12 options to choose from, here are our favorite Thanksgiving high-quality gourmet meals.
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner that feeds four to six people comes with a 3.5-pound fully cooked turkey breast, apple sage stuffing, buttered mashed potatoes, green beans in herb butter, cranberry-orange relish, turkey gravy, smashed maple-butter yams, nine-grain dinner rolls, and one pumpkin pie.
You really can't go wrong with an order like this for a smaller gathering or a larger immediate family. The heating instructions are incredibly simple, and the turkey takes less than an hour in the oven. Liberating, isn't it? To learn more, check it out here.
The Roasted Turkey Dinner
Want to stick to basics this year? The Roasted Turkey Dinner is for you and your three hungry loved ones. With the 1.8-pound oven roasted turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and gravy coming straight to your door in the form of delicious meals, this is an easy way to still enjoy the classics of Thanksgiving without any of the stress in the kitchen, including how to store those leftovers.
The Deluxe Holiday Dinner
If you're looking for a minimalistic approach to Turkey Day, consider the Deluxe Holiday Dinner that serves 1-2 people. The kit includes sliced turkey with gravy, apple sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry-orange relish, multi-grain rolls, and a pumpkin pie. This is the perfect option if you and your loved one are empty-nesters, or if you are going to grandma's house for dinner, but still want Thanksgiving leftovers at home to snack on throughout the weekend.
Maybe it's not so much the turkey that stresses you out as it is maneuvering the sides on the stovetop in a complicated rotation. If that's the case, then the Send a Meal sides are the perfect way to round out your dinner at home if you have the turkey under control. Check out some of our favorite side dishes.
Green Bean Casserole
If there's one thing we know to be true about Thanksgiving, it's that Green Bean Casserole is the show-stopper side every year. Maybe it's the French-fried onions or the buttery mushrooms, but no one at your table will be able to tell you didn't make this yourself. Your secret is safe with us.
Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing
Remember that cornbread stuffing your grandma made every holiday? Send a Meal has perfected the Southern recipe, with the crumbly cornbread coating the Italian pork sausage. This side wouldn't be anything without rosemary, and it smells divine coming out of your oven, just like you made it yourself.
Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Of course what would Thanksgiving be without sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes? Let Send a Meal handle both favorites with their Whipped Sweet Potatoes flecked with brown sugar and butter for a bite so rich and creamy, you might not want to share the meal with the table and instead keep it in the kitchen for yourself.
Have you ever considered what a marathon Thanksgiving is? If you're not basting a turkey, you're swapping saucepans on the stovetop, or you're making sure to keep your butter as cold as possible a luscious pie crust. It's enough for any home cook to lose their cool, so if dessert is where you need some help, don't forget to check out Send a Meal's popular desserts.
This list would not be complete with a Pumpkin Pie that combines cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and pure pumpkin puree for an incredibly luscious bite. Leave the pie to the experts, and set back and relax. The best things are the things you didn't cook yourself, after all.
Have a special request for pecan pie this year, but not feeling so confident or comfortable making it? The Send a Meal Pecan Pie takes Georgia pecans to the next level with the sticky brown sugar filling and creamy custard base. There's nothing as Southern (or as healthy!) as a pecan.
It's the thought that counts when it comes to preparing a meal for your family this holiday season. Send a Meal is here to help keep your sanity in the kitchen so you can enjoy and relax during the break, too. Don't forget to use the code WOM17!