I had a reader ask where you can find a great pre-made Thanksgiving meal in the Treasure Valley and another ask if I knew of any restaurants open and serving meals on Thanksgiving. So I did a little research and rounded up some great food options for full meals or just delicious sides and desserts to bring to your Thanksgiving meal.
-Full meals (turkey or ham), a variety of trays, sides and desserts are all available for preorder.
-Orders must be placed a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Full meal options for small and large crowds as well as various sides, desserts and vegan options.
-Order turkeys, party platters, sides, desserts, wines and more at least 48 hours in advance.
-Their Thanksgiving Feast requires an 8 person minimum 9$59.95/person) and is available for pickup on Wednesday, November 22nd. Orders must be placed by Friday, November 17th. Extra sides, desserts and breakfast items are also available.
-They're doing turkey (some of the yummiest I've ever had), mashed potatoes and all their normal sides. Call for more info!
-Serving a Holiday Buffet and offering to-go Holiday meals (ordered at least 72 hours in advance).
-Their "Heat n' Serve Feast or Family Dinner give you a complete Thanksgiving meal to-go that's ready to serve in 2 hours." Orders are open now. They also have pie, breakfast and other a la carte items.
-They're offering both ham and turkey dinners as well as other family meals.
-This Meridian location is preparing holiday feasts, sides, pies, cheesecakes and more!
Awaken Church in Nampa is giving away Thanksgiving Baskets: "Every Thanksgiving season, we have the wonderful opportunity to bless families in our community with a Thanksgiving basket filled with all of the “fixings.” Our hope is that we can show love in a tangible way to families during the holiday season. Baskets will be delivered on Saturday, November 18th between 10a-12p. Register here by November 13th to receive a Thanksgiving Basket.
LiteOnline.com put together a list of local spots open for Thanksgiving. It includes Kona Grill, Chandlers, Owyhee Tavern, Barbacoa, Tucanos, Jakers, Cottonwood Grille, Dave and Buster's and Locking Horns Riverside Restaurant. Call before you go!
Personally, turkey is my LEAST favorite part of Thanksgiving. Our tradition is to do a buttermilk marinated whole chicken instead. It might be on Thanksgiving dinner or it might be the day after when I have extra family in town to feed but we'll be making a Striploin Roast from Thomas Cattle Company and I can't wait! We've been eating pretty much exclusively Thomas Cattle Company beef all year and I can't say enough good things about not only the beef but the wonderful people behind the business. They even offered me a code to share with you to get $15 off the Striploin Roast this holiday season: BOISEWITHKIDS1123 - order soon as they sell out quickly!