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MagicKitchen.com: Taking the Stress out of Your Thanksgiving

scared-cartoonThey’re coming.  They wait for no man (or woman, for that matter).  Can you hear them?  They’re like the far off sound of an oncoming locomotive, growing louder with each passing day.  Of course the “they” to which I refer are the holidays, and the first of those holidays is Thanksgiving (and not Halloween, as some members of the retail community would have us believe).  And as always, if you’re hosting the big dinner, stress is on the menu along with turkey, mashed ‘taters and gravy.  Why not take stress off your menu with the help of MagicKitchen.com?

If you really dread the grocery shopping, food prep, getting up before the sun to put the bird in the oven, having to leave thrilling family conversations to run back into the kitchen, wesand/or listening to snide remarks about the shortcomings of your cooking skills, then do something about it this year.  And no, I’m not suggesting you go in search of some lame turkey give-away such as the one that took place on that classic 1970s sitcom, WKRP in Cincinnati.

In that episode, the radio station’s manager, Arthur Carlson, tossed live, farm raised turkeys from a helicopter above a shopping mall.  However, as we know, and he did not, farm raised turkeys cannot fly (although wild turkeys can) and they fell to the earth like “sacks of wet cement,” to use the words of newscaster, Les Nessman.  (If you’d care to watch this classic episode, simply Google “WKRP Thanksgiving).

See? Even well-intentioned turkey giveaways can go awry.  So why not allow MagicKitchen.com to delete stress from your Thanksgiving menu, or from the menu of a friend or family member?  We will soon offer a variety of Thanksgiving bundles to serve 6, 4, or 2 people.

thanksgiving-holiday-dinnerThese bundles will include delectable, pre-cooked turkey breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, gravy, and, of course, pumpkin pie.  Or, if you prefer to cook your own bird (that hasn’t hit the parking lot of your local mall from 2,000 feet), simply order the sides and dessert.

Think of it…all you need to do on turkey day is heat up the delicious food that’s been delivered to your door and serve.  No shopping, no prep, and no missing family time…unless you want to- and there will be enough for leftovers. So check our website in the coming days for full details of our Thanksgiving bundles and plan for a stress-free Thanksgiving Day with friends and family.


10 most Popular Thanksgiving Foods Plus the perfect Gift

Thanksgiving is a wonderful vacation, but can be stressful. Here’s a video that will start your vacation off right with a laugh.  When people can’t make it to the table, send a Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner for 4 or 8.

10 most popular Thanksgiving Foods:

10. Pecan Pie -this sweet, nutty treat is great served with whipped cream.

9. Apple Pie – This can be served warm, cold, with cheese, with ice cream or with a dollop of cinnamon whipped cream.

8.  Turkey Gravy – Rich turkey gravy is great over turkey, potatoes, and dressing, and makes the leftovers even better.

7. Homemade Rolls – warm from the oven, there’s nothing like homemade rolls.  The best way to reheat your homemade rolls (or fresh bakery rolls) is to place the rolls in a paper bag. Spray the bag with water pretty liberally but do not soak.  Place on pan in oven at 350 for a few minutes (maybe 5-10) until hot. You can also wrap the rolls in aluminum foil and heat them on the oven rack at 350 for 5-10 minutes.

6. Corn -Corn is a traditional Thanksgiving food. Frozen is really better than canned corn. Frozen corn not only tastes better, but it’s healthier. If you have fresh corn that you’ve frozen yourself, even better!

5. Mashed Potatoes – Try keeping them in a slow cooker at warm to keep them warm throughout the meal. You know people will be coming back for seconds!

4. Stuffing – Try MagicKitchen.com’s  Apple-sage stuffing. Moist and flavorful.

3. Cranberry Sauce – Good from a can, better if made from scratch. Easiest from MagicKitchen.com!

2. Pumpkin Pie – Serve it cold with a dollop of whipped cream. Classic, rich and sinfully delicious!

1. Turkey – Roasted, smoked or deep-fried, Turkey is the number one favorite food for Thanksgiving. The Food Network can help!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger