Do you love Thanksgiving but dread all the work involved to pull it off? Do you spend more time cleaning and cooking than you do enjoying your family? Then WC Dish has some great new stress-free traditions for your family this Turkey Day.
Longwood Gardens. Yes, that’s right; Longwood Gardens does Thanksgiving Dinner – who knew? They offer a traditional Thanksgiving Day buffet in their ballroom with a variety of soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and beverages – a cash bar will be on hand as well – phew! Adults can dine for $49, children 5 to 11 years for $25 and those 4 and younger are FREE!
The greatest thing about spending Thanksgiving at Longwood is that November 27th is the first day of their Christmas display. So, your buffet includes admission to the grounds, which allows you to roam its acres from 9 am to 9 pm – truly an awesome sight.
For more information visit http://www.longwoodgardens.com/ThanksgivingBuffet.html.
Looking for somewhere with a cozy hearth in a historic stone colonial building where you can dine on a deliciously prepared gourmet Thanksgiving Day meal? Then reserve a table at the Marshalton Inn (610-692-4367). Chef and owner David Cox slaves the day away so you don’t have to. They will be offering Dinner from 12-4:30 pm. The menu is a la carte with a wonderful selection of harvest foods, like pumpkin soup and sweet potatoes. Children are welcome! If you want the same meal, but don’t want to leave the comfort of your own dining room, David also makes the whole shebang To-Go. Just reserve your meal and pick it up the morning of and pass the whole thing off as your own – no one will be the wiser.
Another restaurant that offers the warm and cozy atmosphere of home is The Farmhouse at Loch Nairn. The food is simply delicious! They will be serving a limited a la carte menu that includes a children’s turkey dinner portion as well.
For more information visit http://www.lngolf.com/farmhouse/ or call 610-268-2235.
Sucker for Leftovers
Now, if the sole reason you don’t want to go out for turkey is because you are a leftover lover and don’t want to miss out – have we got a place for you.
Pace One Restaurant & Country Inn has it all: a beautiful setting, fabulous food and three options for your Thanksgiving Dinner.
1. They will carve your turkey table side and serve the accompanying dishes Family Style. All leftovers will be neatly packed up for you to enjoy in sandwiches and meals over the next few days.
2. You may dine in the restaurant where their full dinner menu is available as well as a traditional turkey dinner.
3. Get the entire dinner to go! If you want, they will even come to your house and cater the meal there.
For menus, times and pricing visit http://www.paceone.net/page/nv5k/THANKSGIVING_DINNER_2008.html.
Rather than going to the market to get all the ingredients to prepare your holiday feast – have the market do it for you.
Wegmans is serving up a turkey dinner that serves 8 to 10 people for $99 and includes: a 12- to14-lb all-natural juicy slow-roasted turkey, 3 lbs of stuffing, 3.25 lbs of green bean casserole, 2lbs of broccoli and cauliflower with pine nuts, 3.25 lbs of whipped mashed potatoes, 3.5 lbs of candied sweet potatoes, 26 oz turkey gravy, 16 oz cranberry-orange relish. If you were going to make all of this yourself, it would cost way more than $99, so this is a great bargain! A Prime Rib dinner is also available with all the trimmings for $140.
Wegmans will be taking orders until November 26th (the day before Thanksgiving) or while supplies last. For more information and to place your order call 1-800-914-GIFT.
Are you responsible for merely bringing a single dish to Thanksgiving but want to impress everyone and don’t really want or know how to cook? Remember that you can always contact your favorite restaurant and ask them if they will make you a larger portion of a side dish or appetizer. Even if they aren’t open on the 27th, you can pick it up the day before.
However you spend the day, all of us at WC Dish wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!