Remind us why we had such lofty cooking plans?

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
November 22, 2019
Courtesy Cracker Barrel

Some holidays, some years, you’re all about cooking up a storm. Other times, you’re all about heading to Cracker Barrel and calling it a day.

If you fall into the latter category this year, your favorite Old Country Store won’t disappoint. For 2019, Cracker Barrel has two options for Turkey Day: The Heat n’ Serve Holiday Family Meal To-Go, which serves up to 10 people and can be prepared in two hours or less, and the Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal, which you can feast on at your local Cracker Barrel on Thanksgiving Day.

“We know the tradition of hosting a Thanksgiving meal for family and friends is one that is held close to the heart by many, but it can also be a stressful time,” said Cracker Barrel Vice President of Culinary and Menu Strategy Cammie Spillyards-Schaefer in a company press release. “Fifty years of creating a welcoming environment and serving authentic dishes that together deliver an experience that feels and tastes like home has made Cracker Barrel the Thanksgiving experts. Whether families are spending Thanksgiving at home or gathered around our tables, guests can relax and enjoy the holiday connecting with their loved ones by leaving the cooking to us.”

If you’d like to celebrate at home this year, the Heat n’ Serve Holiday Family Meal To-Go includes all the Thanksgiving dinner staples you love: Two oven-roasted turkey breasts, cornbread dressing, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, a choice of three sides, and sweet yeast rolls. For dessert, you’ll get a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie. The package costs $124.99, though prices and availability may vary by location. For a surcharge, you can pick green bean casserole as one of your sides or add it as an additional side (prices and availability may vary by location). To quench your thirst, half-gallons of sweet, unsweet or peach iced tea can also be purchased. These to-go meals can be picked up starting on Saturday, November 23rd through Sunday, December 1st. You can order online—aim to order at least 24 hours before your desired pickup.

For those who prefer to eat at the restaurant, Cracker Barrel will serve up a Thanksgiving meal  on Thanksgiving Day from 11:00 a.m. until close with turkey, gravy, a sampling of sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, choice of a country side, a refillable beverage, buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins, and a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert. The Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal costs $12.99 per adult and $7.99 per child. Cracker Barrel stores will also be offering freshly baked pies in flavors like pecan, Chocolate Pecan, All-American Apple Pie, and more from now until December 24th while supplies last. You can also purchase whole pumpkin pies through December 1st with prices starting at $9.99. All prices and availability may vary by location.

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