No Time to Cook? Get a Great Thanksgiving Meal Online

VIDEO: Becky Worley explains how to mail order a delicious Thanksgiving
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There are years when you delight in the planning and creation of a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner.... and then there are the years where you absolutely panic: "HOW WILL I GET IT ALL DONE?"

I figured out that planning, shopping, prepping and cooking Thanksgiving dinner takes me about nine hours. This year, I don't have nine hours. I am stretched to the gills, but I'm also not willing to forego the tradition and the yummy meal. So my question: can you get Thanksgiving ordered up off the Internet? How much time would it save and how much would it cost?

Here are the best options I found for getting complete meals, side dishes such as casseroles and pies, and even small portion Thanksgiving dinners for just one or two people.

Smoked Turkey

Greenberg Smoked Turkey, 14 pounds.

Cost: $60.20, plus shipping and handling


Cajun Grocer, 15 pounds.

Turducken with Creole Pork and Cornbread

Cost: $66.95, plus shipping and handling

Complete Meal for Two

From Omaha Steaks, a meal with turkey and trimmings:

One 2-pound oven-roasted turkey breast

Two 12-ounce trays of green bean casserole

Two 12-ounce trays of roasted garlic mashed potates

Two 14-ounce trays of whipped sweet potatoes

Cost: $39.99, plus shipping and handling

Complete Meal for Four

From The HoneyBaked Ham Company:

Roasted and browned whole turkey (About 10 to 12 pounds)

Cranberry sauce

HoneyBaked stuffing and turkey gravy

New York Plain Cheesecake.

Cost: $112.95, plus shipping and handling


Oyster dressing from Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.

Their new traditional New England-style herbed oyster dressing is made with fresh oysters, onions, celery, herbed bread and spices. A one-pound casserole, serves 6 to 8 people. It's shipped frozen.

Cost: $29.75, plus shipping and handling

Allen Brothers' green bean casserole

Two 1.5-pound trays of fresh green beans baked with home-made cream of mushroom soup and topped with crispy French-fried onions.

Cost: $44.95, plus shipping and handling


Grand Traverse Pie Company

Their Northport Pumpkin pie was voted number 1 pumpkin pie by The Detroit News. Country Living Magazine describes it as ". . . a dense, mousse-like texture and a crust detail that won our hearts."

Their Autumn Harvest pecan pie is a northern version of a Southern classic. It's made from scratch and topped with big toasted pecan halves.

Cost: Each pie is $26.99, plus shipping and handling

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