A few year ago, I tried the AJ’s Fine Food’s holiday dinner pre-order meal plan and it worked well, tasted great and happily fed all. And no one guessed that I had a little help from AJ’s Fine Foods. If you are considering cooking Turkey Day dinner, but need a little help, check out this idea that I blogged about a few years back.
AJ’s Fine Foods offers Thanksgiving catering that you actually prep and serve yourself to your guests. Curious about the price, the plates and the pies? Read on to see my review….
For $159.99 you get a complete Turkey Day meal that feeds 6 to 8 people.
Here is what the dinner includes:
*16 to 18 lb roasted turkey (precooked weight)
*3 lbs. herbed dressing
*4 lbs. mashed potatoes
*3 lbs. candied yams with marshmallows
*2 lbs. green beans almandine
*2 quarts gravy
*1 pint cranberry relish
*1 dozen dinner rolls
*cute holiday butter shaped like a turkey
*your choice between an apple or pumpkin pie
You can also order a boneless turkey breast dinner that includes all the sides listed above.
Orders must be placed by November 17th, and for an additional cost, you can add appetizer plates and desserts, too. Other meat options (at an additional cost) include Prime Rib, Filet Mignon Roast, Pork Crown Roast, Organic Turkeys and more. Other pies offered (at an additional cost) include blackberry, peach, rhubarb and many other flavors.
Why I liked this!
*With the extensive grocery list you would need to purchase if you made everything from scratch, the price for this catered meal is reasonable. And if time versus money is your issue, the time savings here absolutely rocks!
*Order can be picked up the day before or Thanksgiving morning. Do give yourself time to reheat all of the dishes.
*Some prep is still required, as it doesn’t come hot and ready to go. I actually liked this because it still felt like I was making a grand Thanksgiving dinner since I had to start early in the day heating the turkey in the oven and preparing the different side dishes one by one. Since AJ’s did most of the work for me, it was much easier than making a complete homemade meal and it tasted just as good.
*The taste was amazing. Last year I had both family and neighborhood friends join us and no one could believe that it was catered from AJ’s. Everyone commented that it tasted like I had cooked for days. Thank you AJ’s!
*There was plenty left over for snacking on later. And that is a Turkey Day tradition, I think!
If you are interested in learning more about AJ’s Thanksgiving catering, click here or call the different Valley locations or simply go in and order, like I did.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and to yours!