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Monday, November 16, 2015

The Non-Traditional Holiday Dinner

The Holidays are upon us (Idk why I love saying the word 'upon' LOL) and it's time we start thinking about dinner.  Truthfully, any time is good enough to start thinking about eating.  I can't remember a year where I didn't tire myself making a Holiday dinner.  We even start cooking days in advance which means we are tired for days while cooking up all this food.  And, for what?  To barely eat a plate because we're so tired.  It's a crazy cycle that we put ourselves through every single year.  We really don't have to.  So many restaurants + markets have provided us with options to order all or just a portion of our dinner and guess what?  That's exactly what I'm doing this year!

We haven't done Turkey in so long.  It's just not a meat that I prefer to eat... not over a juicy Ham at least!  But, this year we are purchasing our Turkey from Popeyes!  Yes, Popeyes... hear me out.  So they've apparently been doing this for years.  I'm late to the party.  For a cute $39.99-$41.99, you too can get yourself a Cajun seasoned and infused Turkey.  It comes pre-cooked but frozen so you do have to thaw (for 2 days approximately) and heat up (for 3-4 hours approximately).  Listen, I can already anticipate all the life I am going to get from this deliciousness.  I will be sure to let you know how the family likes this added twist.

Now I don't plan on being a complete lazy bum. I do plan on making some sides that you just can't trust others with... Baked Macaroni + Cheese, Collard Greens and Potato Salad.  For the rest, I plan on taking myself right on over to Whole Foods.  Oh you didn't know about their extensive Thanksgiving Menu.  Well let me put you on!

Above is just a small portion of what Whole Foods actually offers during the Holiday Season.  For their full offerings, click HERE.  Before you say anything about the pricing, consider the time and energy you are saving by not having to cook these items yourself.  Don't forget the grocery shopping, the clearing out of the refrigerator to make room and the hours in the kitchen just on "prep" work.  Take my word for it... IT'S WORTH IT!  I will be sure to post pictures of our family dinner on Instagram but don't wait until you see those photos on Thanksgiving and it's too late.

Are there any Traditions this Holiday Season that you plan on putting your own twist on?!  Share below.

*Thank you Whole Foods Ashburn for your efforts in this Post*


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