The holiday season is busy enough, why worry about cooking dinner? Let Fry’s do the cooking! We recently hosted Thanksgiving dinner for my side of the family and thanks to Fry’s Food Stores we were able to order a Turkey Holiday Dinner pre-made and ready for pick-up from our local Fry’s Deli. With all our family coming from a good distance away, this eased the typical kitchen pre-holiday meal prep stress and chaos. Instead, we arranged for everyone to go on a scenic family hike while the meat warmed. By the time everyone got home, dinner was ready and the kitchen looked great!
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Let Fry’s Do the Cooking!
- Holiday meals to-go…Just heat and serve!
- Place your order at least 24 hours in advance. While supplies last.
- Order online www.FrysFood.com/OrderOnline or call 1-877-894-3707
The site has everything from meal details, ingredients, and ordering forms.
We ordered a Express Turkey Dinner via online and picked up our order from the deli the night before Thanksgiving. As packed as a store can get the evening before a holiday, we could have been in and out of the store in less than 10 minutes, if the deli was our only stop. The Fry’s Deli employee placed our turkey dinner order directly into our shopping cart for us with these two reusable shopping bags (there are great options on Amazon – click here to see).
Our Express Turkey dinner included: a 10-13 lb. Oven Roasted Turkey, 1-24 Oz. Mashed Potatoes, 1-32 Oz. Old Fashioned Stuffing, 1-24 Oz. Turkey Gravy, 1-12 Ct. Dinner Rolls.
Knowing we were going to be serving 15 people, I knew we did not have enough sides in the order (little kiddos love mash potatoes!). Luckily, they had additional sides in the refrigerated section across from the deli and I could snag enough of the individual sides we needed. We also picked up a ham from the meat department, some corn on the cob from the freezer section, and some paper plates/plastic utensils…all the essential for a great holiday meal!
Since the turkey was already cooked, we decided to slice it up and remove all the meat from the bone. We did the same with the ham and placed them in 9×13 pans all ready to be warmed the next day. It felt great to have the majority of the meal prep done before we even went to bed.
When my family arrived at our house (some of them for the first time) the next day, it was so nice to be able to have an entirely clean house, especially a clean kitchen, to show off, have dinner already prepped and not be stressed out. Everyone was able to enjoy just spending time together instead of making a mess in the kitchen and hoping the turkey would be done in time. Awesome!
All the food tasted great! My husband was a little concerned about the way the stuffing looked coming out of the package, but once we fluffed it, it looked fine and tasted pretty good. I do not think we heard a single negative comment from anyone, even our pickiest eaters (see below 😉 )! We did use crockpots to keep the food warm to be served, but we literally pulled them out 20 minutes before serving. We heated the majority of the food (not the meat) in the microwave and then placed them in the crockpots. That way the food stayed warm for those who wanted seconds.
Crockpots make the best gifts, they usually go on sale near Thanksgiving too. You can’t have too many! Check out the prices:
We will definitely be ordering another meal from Fry’s in the future. Can you imagine enjoying Christmas Eve Dinner instead of being exhausted from cooking a nice family meal? You have to save that energy for all that Christmas Morning fun, right?
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Rachael K saysDecember 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm
Favorite side has to be mashed potatoes and gravy. Mmmmmm, mashed potatoes.
LB Hutchison saysDecember 8, 2013 at 9:28 am
The favorite side at our house is ALWAYS mashed potatoes!
briann neeley saysDecember 8, 2013 at 9:32 am
Stuffing and rolls
Emali saysDecember 8, 2013 at 9:57 am
my favorite side dish is mashed potatoes and gravy.
Ann saysDecember 8, 2013 at 11:58 am
Definitely the mashed potatoes and gravy and homemade rolls!
Janel saysDecember 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm
We made scalloped potatoes this year and they were amazing!!
Julie saysDecember 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm
I love the sweet potatoes with the caramelized topping. So yummy!
chelsea saysDecember 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm
Favorite side: Sweet potatoes!!
Paula saysDecember 8, 2013 at 11:10 pm
I love mashed potatoes and gravy. I also love the stuffing with some gravy on top. Mmm!
Heather Christensen saysDecember 9, 2013 at 8:30 am
Sweet potato souffle-not a holiday without it!
Elena saysDecember 10, 2013 at 4:37 pm
My favorite is sweet mashed potatoes
Kiara saysDecember 10, 2013 at 6:37 pm
Nicole Lancaster saysDecember 11, 2013 at 2:41 am
My favorite holiday side dish is mashed potatoes with gravy.
Angela Ke saysDecember 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm
So many wonderful holiday foods . It’s hard to pick just one but yam casserole is great.
Kyl Neusch saysDecember 14, 2013 at 11:54 am
wild orchid saysDecember 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm
I love green bean casserole.
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Tim Bowers saysDecember 19, 2013 at 10:40 am
Fav holiday dinner side is green beans with bacon
Stephanie Larison saysDecember 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm
Green bean casserole, with lots of onion crispy stuff lol.
Richard Hicks saysDecember 19, 2013 at 8:02 pm
I love mashed potatoes with gravy
Jason Vaughn saysDecember 20, 2013 at 1:30 am
I love candied yams
Shirley Hackney saysNovember 18, 2015 at 12:11 pm
I ordered my Turkey dinner from Frys already. Can’t wait. They are great…
Michelle saysNovember 18, 2015 at 2:09 pm
That’s great! We aren’t in charge/hosting dinner this year or I totally would do it again. I may do it for Christmas, though. It’s so nice not to have to worry about making super nice meal when you are cramped on time and/or energy.