Cooked Thanksgiving

November 2, 2020

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By Alison Chew

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we are all looking for ways to make dinner preparation a little easier.  Whether you are hosting friends and family or staying home with your cat, you can enjoy a home-cooked, healthy Thanksgiving dinner without the shopping, prep, and stress.

Cooked brings you healthy, prepared meals using locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible to your door.  This year Cooked has two fully prepared Thanksgiving options including a traditional turkey dinner as well as a Whole30 Approved Thanksgiving.

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Read on for more details on the Cooked Thanksgiving prepared meals.  And also check out the HelloFresh Thanksgiving box, Purple Carrot Vegan Thanksgiving, Home Chef Thanksgiving, Dinnerly Thanksgiving, Blue Apron Thanksgiving, Sun Basket Thanksgiving, and our round-up of the top all-natural turkey delivery services.  Or compare all of the Thanksgiving meal kit options.

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Cooked: Prepared Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

All of the ingredients for this year’s Thanksgiving meal have come from local farms including sweet potatoes came from Triple K Sweet Taters, cranberries from Ruesch Century, cornmeal is from Meadowlarks Organics, russet potatoes are from Alsum farms, and ground turkey and turkeys are from Wisconsin River Meats, located in Mauston, Wisconsin.

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You can select from 2 for $60, 4 servings for $99, or 6 servings for $180.  Your prepared Thanksgiving meal includes:

  • Pasture-Raised Roasted Turkey (carved white and dark meat)
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes with candied Pecans
  • Buttery Idaho Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Green Beans with Almonds
  • Cornbread-Fennel Stuffing with Turkey Sausage
  • Best Gravy Ever
  • Cranberry-Orange Relish
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

 

Delivery: Thanksgiving dinners will be prepared and shipped on Friday, 11/20 to ensure they make it to your home before Thanksgiving Day, 11/26. Local Chicagoland/Milwaukee deliveries will be made on Wednesday, 11/25.

Cooked: Prepared Whole30 Thanksgiving Dinner

You can select from 2 for $60, 4 servings for $99, or 6 servings for $180.  Your prepared Whole30 Thanksgiving meal includes:

  • Pasture Raised Roasted Turkey (carved white and dark meat)- Thyme, sage, rosemary, lemon, lime, dates, and allspice
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecans- Apricot paste, egg white
  • Mashed Potatoes- Ghee, thyme, garlic
  • Roasted Green Beans with Almonds- Ghee, garlic, thyme, dill
  • Stuffing with Turkey Sausage- Fennel, turkey sausage, carrots, onions, celery, rosemary, sage, date paste
  • Best Gravy Ever, just saying.. – Turkey broth, potato starch, carrot, onion, celery, salt, pepper
  • Cranberry-Orange Relish- Cranberry, orange juice, orange zest

 

Delivery: Thanksgiving dinners will be prepared and shipped on Friday, 11/20 to ensure they make it to your home before Thanksgiving Day, 11/26. Local Chicagoland/Milwaukee deliveries will be made on Wednesday, 11/25.

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Thanksgiving Meal Kit F.A.Q.’s

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Which meal kit service offers a full Thanksgiving dinner?

Several meal kit services offer full Thanksgiving feasts.  HelloFresh offers both a full turkey dinner as well as a beef tenderloin dinner, Purple Carrot offers a vegan dinner,  Home Chef offers dinner for 6, Blue Apron offers dinner for 8, Stock Yards has 2 dinners that feed 6-8 people, and Marley Spoon and Dinnerly offer meal kits that feed 2 or 4 people.

Which meal kit service allows you to select only the turkey?

Home Chef and Sun Basket allow you to buy only the turkey.  There are also several meat delivery services that offer pastured-raise all-natural turkeys for Thanksgiving.  We’ve rounded up our top favorite all-natural Thanksgiving turkey providers in this blog post.

Which meal kit service allows you to select only Thanksgiving sides?

Home Chef, Marley Spoon, Gobble, Sun Basket, and Dinnerly give you the option to purchase just the sides.

Which meal kit service offers only Thanksgiving dessert?

Marley Spoon, Home Chef, Gobble, and Dinnerly give you several options for a delicious home-cooked Thanksgiving dessert.

Is there a vegan meal kit service offering Thanksgiving dinner?

Yes!  Purple Carrot and Nutrition for Longevity offer a full vegan Thanksgiving dinner.

Are there any Whole30 Thanksgiving options?

Yes!  Cooked has a fully prepared Whole30 Thanksgiving for 2, 4, or 6.

Is there a Pescatarian Thanksgiving meal kit?

Yes!  Nutrition for Longevity offers a full pescatarian Thanksgiving dinner.

Are there any fully prepared Thanksgiving meals?

Yes!  Cooked and Stock Yards both have fully prepared Thanksgiving meals.

Are there any Thanksgiving meals for just 1 or 2 people?

Yes!  Cooked fully prepared Thanksgiving comes in 2 servings, as does the Dinnerly and Marley Spoon weekly Thanksgiving meal kit.

 

Thanksgiving Trivia

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How many of these historical Thanksgiving questions can you get right?

Questions

1. When was the first recorded Thanksgiving?

2. Thanksgiving always falls on which day?

3. How many days was the first Thanksgiving?

4. What percentage of Americans will serve turkey on Thanksgiving?

5. Which of these was NOT on the first Thanksgiving menu?  Swans, dessert, seal, or lobster

6. How long is the parade route of the famous New York City Macy’s Day parade?

Answers (according to History.com)

1. 1621, but Thanksgiving didn’t become a national holiday until 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln declared it one and that it should be held every November.

“In 1621 the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.”

2. Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday of the month.

3. According to Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow, “whom for three days we entertained and feasted”, the answer is 3 days!

4. Around 88-90% of Americans will serve a turkey, roasted, baked, or deep-fried according to the National Turkey Federation.

5. Dessert!  Because of dwindling sugar supplies and no oven, there were no pies, cakes, or desserts on the first Thanksgiving.

6. 2.5 miles around New York City with 2-3 million spectators

We hope your Thanksgiving is full of love, laughter, and great food!

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