Anyone else have more than one Thanksgiving dinner going on this year? I’m having two. I have a big dinner with my new in-laws and we also just hosted one for friends. Mr. Determined’s friends and co-workers were invited over for an early Thanksgiving dinner after we found out that one of them would be moving during the holiday and couldn’t spend it with their family. You guys know I’m into having any excuse to throw a party. We used some of our Honeybaked gift cards that we’ve saved up to get a big, EASY meal. (Disclosure: Honeybaked was kind enough to provide me with a gift card to purchase Thanksgiving Dinner so I could show you guys how awesome it is. We were already planning on going there for our food regardless of whether or not we were compensated.)
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I love Honeybaked‘s turkey breast. It has that same crunchy, delicious coating on it that their ham does. It’s very moist. Oh, and it’s pre-cooked so it doesn’t require four hours checking the oven over and over.
I picked up both a turkey breast and ham this year because I’m feeding a bunch of grown men and two boys who eat like they’re grown. The turkey breast has the same crunchy sweet glaze that their ham does and no bones to cut around or insides to pull out before you cook. My chart from earlier this year totally applies to the turkey just as much as the ham:
Honeybaked actually has all of the Thanksgiving essentials this year:
- Turkey Breast
- Green Bean Casserole
- Mashed Potatoes
- Baked Apples
(Stay tuned until the end here and I’ll tell you what to do with the leftovers.)
This time of year is the absolute busiest for me. My work-at-home career gets a big boost starting in October that requires extra attention, my kids are having lots of events at school that require Mom, and I have a lot of holiday preparation to do. Especially this year since we’ve had to scrap our Christmas lists and start over mid-November. I’m happy I decided to stop in and see the staff I like at our Honeybaked store on Sawmill in Columbus. It makes life so much easier.
Here’s how difficult making Thanksgiving was for me this year (spoiler: not the slightest bit difficult.)
- Step 1: Unwrap ham and open turkey container. Try to resist flaking off that sweet crumbly goodness on it and eating it.
- Step 2: Wrap Meats in foil. Put in the fridge.
- Step 3: Take the cardboard sleeves off of your sides, lift the corners, and put them all in the oven at 375 degrees. I absolutely love that all of their sides cook at the same temperature for almost the same exact amount of time. This is so different than my normal Thanksgiving dinner where I beg my husband to get me a double oven before next year because I need it.
- Step 4: At the 20 minute mark, put in the ham.
- Step 5: When the side come out to be stirred, around 40 minutes in, stick the turkey back in there with them.
- Optional: Begin getting the pie ready. Take an extra spoon for whipped cream and eat it because you deserve it you cooking maven.
- Step 6: Lay everything out in a way that makes it look like you spent a lot of time at the stove today.
See the black tray I’m serving a couple of the sides out of? We ordered another Super Sandwich recently to thank (bribe) Mr. Determined’s co-workers for helping us stack a cord and a half of firewood last week. I washed the thick plastic tray and kept it as a serving platter. I’d call that a big up-cycling win, wouldn’t you?
The entire time to do all this from the beginning of the prep to the very delicious and satisfying end was an hour. Only about 10 minutes of that required any actual input from me, giving me plenty of time to tidy up the house for our guests and get my nails finished up. Let me repeat: 10 minutes is all it took to make an entire Thanksgiving dinner and it tasted absolutely amazing.
For a week’s worth of lunches for everyone, we put the sliced turkey and ham on a bun with cheese, lettuce, sliced tomato, and Honeybaked’s Honey Mustard Mayo. Leftovers become an instant homemade version of their delicious sandwiches.
Remember what I said about needing more oven space?
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