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Many of us remember Thanksgiving Day as time when mom woke up at dawn to begin preparing the big Thanksgiving meal all day long, slaving over a hot stove, checking the oven, cooking and baking for hours only to clean up afterwards while everyone retired to the living room to watch TV.
Welcome to 2007!
Who has the time, much less the desire, to spend days preparing a great Thanksgiving dinner when there are places you can order a fabulous meal and spend leisure time with friends and family? This week, some places offering Turkeys to Go will be spotlighted and next week, some great places to eat your Thanksgiving dinner will be highlighted.
First, in Summerlin, there is JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa taking the hassle out of the holiday by preparing dinner this Thanksgiving season.
“Leave the cooking to us,” says Executive Chef Bruce Knapik. “Simply call Ceres Restaurant and our Turkeys To Go team will take care of the rest, delivering your dinner right to your car from the Palms Tower Valet.” Chef Knapik is an incredible chef who can truly create the perfect Thanksgiving meal.
If you have eight to ten people to feed and want a traditional dinner, Turkeys To Go includes everything from a moist 14-16 pound turkey complimented by Giblet Gravy, Homemade Sage Stuffing, Roasted Turnips and Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Honey Glazed Carrots, Creamy Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Field Greens with choice of dressing, Fresh Cranberry Sauce, home baked dinner rolls and something mom would insist on having to finish the dinner, two freshly baked pies, one pumpkin and one pecan.
To order this holiday meal, order prior to Tuesday, November 21. The package price is $152 excluding tax and additional side orders may be purchased separately. To reserve Turkeys To Go, call Ceres Restaurant at (702) 869-7381.
For another choice, there is the MGM Grand teaming up with Diestel Family Turkey Ranch to provide a gourmet feast. The Diestel Family Turkey Ranch in Sonora, California is known for naturally raised (organic) turkeys, making it tender and juicy when cooked. The turkey dinner with all of the sides is enough to feed a family of four and includes Oven Roasted Diestel Tom Turkey, Sage & Raisin Oatmeal Stuffing, Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Yams with crème fraiche and pecan molasses, Fresh Corn Pudding, Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with onions, Green Beans Almandine, Roasted Giblet Gravy, Gingered Orange Cranberry Relish, a trio of salads and your choice of two decadent deserts. The Diestel Family Turkey Ranch has been range raising their certified organic turkeys since 1949, and all their turkeys are fed a low fat vegetarian diet to ensure quality poultry. The cost is $350 with only 200 dinners available. For this dining experience, order on the MGM Grand Turkey To-Go line at (702) 891-3418 with a credit card. While technically the deadline is November 19, once the 200 dinners are ordered, the Turkey To-Go service will no longer be available. After ordering your meal, you then can make a reservation time on Thanksgiving Day and your dinner will be delivered to your car in the valet lot of the MGM Conference Center.
Then there is Memphis Championship BBQ offering pick up service for individual turkeys, individual hams and full Thanksgiving dinners. Choice of sides include creamed corn, green bean casserole, candied yams, mashed potatoes and giblet gravy, cole slaw, baked beans, cranberry sauce, fruit salad, and sage or corn bread dressing. You can thank owner Mike Mills, winner of countless world records in cooking, for some delicious food. There are three locations in Las Vegas (see maps for addresses and phone numbers) and their website is www.memphis-bbq.com.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
|4379 Las Vegas Blvd
North Las Vegas, NV 89115
Warm Springs Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Next week, places to go with special menus if you want to eat out on Thanksgiving. Yes, the holidays are here!