Gearing up for Thanksgiving!

Okay friends, in the five minutes since summer ended, it's turned chilly, then gotten warm again, all the leaves have fallen, I've realized I need new boots, and we've been working so hard on The Porch - it's almost ready to go!  That's a lot of action in not much time.

But now Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and we've got to get ready for it!  Our DOTP Thanksgiving offerings this year are wonderful, possibly non-traditional variations on your favorites.  And who knows, maybe they will become your new traditions (just don't tell your Momma).

Here's the deal:

On Tuesday, November 26th, we'll deliver our usual pre-Thanksgiving Italian Dinner.  I have written about this favorite tradition before, and I just really love the idea of beginning the celebration a day early!  (Plus, if you eat enough on Wednesday night, you might make it to Thanksgiving dinner without eating all day - bonus!).  We'll also have Thanksgiving sides, appetizers, soups, desserts, etc, available that day as well.  I'll send an email & update about that on Thursday night, and those items will need to be pre-ordered.

Available Tuesday, November 26th:

Pre-Thanksgiving Italian Feast:
(regular $38, large $45)

Goat Cheese Lasagna - Italian Sausage or Butternut Squash
Hearty Spinach Salad with Veggies & Rosemary Roasted Red Pepper Dressing
Optional Extra:  Camino Bakery Rosemary Garlic Bread ($5)
Optional Extra:  Meat & Cheese Antipasti Platter ($15)
Dessert:  Chocolate Toffee Pecan Pie ($20)
Dessert:  Large Twisted Fork Almond Pound Cake ($40)
Kids' Meal:  Pizza Porch Pockets ($10)

Turkey-Day Sides (Frozen, 6-8 servings each)
Baked Spinach & Cheese Casserole ($20)
Amazing Homemade Mac & Cheese ($25)
Traditional Oyster Cornbread Stuffing ($20)
Spicy Bacon Cornbread Stuffing ($20)
Pappy’s Mashed Potatoes ($15)
Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes ($15)
Cider Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce ($8, 16 oz jar)

Hearty Casseroles:
Goat Cheese Lasagnas - Italian Sausage or Butternut Squash ($30)
Traditional Beef or Boca Shepherd's Pie ($25)
Sausage, Egg & Cheese Strata ($25)
Egg & Cheese Strata ($25)

Soups:
Homemade Cream of Mushroom Tarragon ($10 per quart)
Rosemary Ribollita Vegetarian Soup ($10 per quart, white beans, kale, potatoes & veggies)
New Texas Chili Verde ($10 per quart, Neese's pork sausage, white beans, green chiles)


In Your Kitchen:
Beef & Barley Crock Pot Stew ($25)
Honey Sesame Ginger Chicken Crock Pot ($25)


Appetizers & Misc Goodies:
Make Your Own Pizza Packs ($25)
Fresh Spinach Salad Packs ($10)
Fresh Veggies & Cilantro Ranch Dip ($10)
Mimi’s Chile con Queso ($7)
Homemade Cilantro Ranch Dressing ($7)
Camino Bakery Mini Pumpkin Loaf ($5)
Camino Bakery Multigrain Sandwich Bread ($5)
Be Nice Bagels Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Bagels ($6 for 6)
Be Nice Bagels Rosemary Sea Salt Mini Bagels ($6 for 6)
Vantastic Pimento Cheese, spicy or mild ($5)




This is one of our favorite meals to make - an Italian feast is one of the best ways we know to bring a whole lot of people together at the table, and the night before Thanksgiving is the perfect time to do it! 

Then, if you've played your cards right, the next day you'll be all set with our awesome Thanksgiving sides, and you can sit back and relax!  

We will deliver/have for pick-up all of these items on Tuesday afternoon.  The main meal will be fresh & ready to bake on Tuesday or Wednesday, or the casserole can be frozen for a later date.  The Thanksgiving sides, Soups, and Hearty Casseroles will be frozen and ready to bake on Thursday or whenever you need them, and of course the Crock Pot meals will be frozen and ready to go into your crock pot whenever.

I hope that's not super-complicated - the bottom line is that there will be plenty to eat, and all you need to do is get someone else to bring a turkey and make sure you've got the fixings for a really good Bloody Mary on hand - keeping everyone simultaneously tipsy and drowsy is really the key to Thanksgiving success.  

In conclusion, we're going to be cooking up a storm here in the next week, so hopefully you won't have to!  See you soon!

Let us know what to get ready for you!

Claire