As much as all of us enjoy celebrating the holidays with family and friends, it can be stressful. We want to help you make this Thanksgiving an easy, yet memorable occasion with some #tips, #recipes, and products.

The food at Thanksgiving has come to be as much a tradition as the holiday itself with stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and many more.  With all of these dishes and the turkey to boot we are talking a lot of prep time, not to mention a lot of dishes.

For the most fuss free holiday, let the chefs and staff of Festival Foods prepare your entire holiday meal so all you have to do is heat and eat.  Our chefs will take care of every detail, a sumptuous dinner with all the trimmings and wrapped up with the dessert to serve 6 – 10 guests.  You may order your dinner on line or in the store.

My personal preference is to cook the turkey and purchase the side dishes already prepared so all I have to do is reheat them.  The house smells great with the turkey cooking and sides in the oven.  Our side dishes have such wonderful flavor, you would be proud to say you cooked them yourself.  Consider adding an appetizer tray of freshly cut fruits and vegetables  before the meal is served so no one comes to the table, already full from heavy appetizers.  You may conveniently order all of these side dishes and platters on line for pick up.  Here are the reheating instructions for our side dishes.

As for the turkey; brining is the secret to a juicy, flavorful turkey.  Follow our brining and roasting instructions for your fresh turkey, it is easy and worth the effort.  If you are wondering how large a bird to purchase, here is a chart to help you determine the size of turkey that you will need, depending on the number of guests.

Remember, If you decide to purchase a frozen turkey, you will need to allow for time to thaw the bird.  Here are estimates for how much time it will take to thaw depending on the size of the turkey.  Never thaw the turkey at room temperature.

There are LOTS of recipes on our website to make this a very special holiday search here to find your recipe.

Personally, I think having leftovers are the best part of hosting the Thanksgiving meal.  Be food safe with these storage tips.  Now as far as what to do with those leftovers – here is a tasty recipe that I really enjoy and I’m sure you will also.

Our Holiday Guide will help with your menu planning and hopefully relieve a little stress.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Festival Foods!

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