Thanksgiving - a time of year where friends and family gather to reminisce on why they are thankful. Norman Rockwell paintings of Thanksgiving's past come to mind, you can almost smell the delicious turkey baking in the oven and hear football on the TV. As serene as this may sound, we all know this isn't always the case.

Let's face it, cooking a Thanksgiving feast can be a huge undertaking. It's 2022, let's make some new traditions and order out! We've gathered a list of places where you can either order the entire meal or just some side dishes and desserts to make your meal complete. (Side note: we won't judge you if you put the pre-ordered dish in your pans and pretend it's yours, we've all been there!) 

1. Cracker Barrel

Save time and worry with Cracker Barrel's heat and serve meals! You can pre-order a range of Thanksgiving feasts and take the worry out of it. All you have to do is remember to pick it up and heat it up. Super simple! 

Credits: Cracker Barrel website 

2. Back Home Catering

Get the taste of home cooking without all the work! Call Back Home Catering to set up your order with them. Ditch the stress of cooking a turkey, ham and all the sides and let your friends at Back Home Catering do the work - your job is just to call them, and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! 


3. Honey Baked Ham

Cross, "baste turkey" off your list by pre-ordering your Ham or turkey from Honey Bake Ham. This is a popular option so be sure to order quickly! 

Credits: Honey Baked Ham

4. Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen 

Dessert can sometimes be the toughest part of the meal - let's not forget the Marie Calendar's fiasco of 2021. (if you haven't seen this, look it up for a laugh and thank us later.) Pre-order your pies at the Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen and give your oven a much needed rest from baking.

 Whole pies served at the Homemade Ice Cream & Pie KitchenCredits: Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen

We can't forget about local favorite The Deramery and Dewster's! Grab pints of delicious ice cream or gelato from either place and you're sure to create a wow-factor on the dessert table! 

There are so many ways to enjoy this Thanksgiving, we hope you have a happy, delicious, stress-free holiday!