Thanksgiving to-go Options

I cannot believe it is already the end of 2010. Where does the time go?  I look up today and realized that Thanksgiving is a week away. In the past this was the time when I would start planning on what to make. I would make everything from scratch, would have a turkey and all the trimmings as well as a huge Indian food spread. It was a royal treat for our guests. But this year I am glad that we have been invited for Thanksgiving for lunch and dinner. The daily hustle bustle of life has kept me busy lately as I juggle new full time job, kids and home. So I am glad that I don’t have to cook this year to enjoy Thanksgiving. Thank God for the friends in our life.

If you have been busy (which parent isn’t?) here are some great thanksgiving take out options in the Los Angeles area:

Little Dom’s: 2128 Hillhurst Avenue (323) 661-0055

Orders need to be placed by Nov 23.  Feeds 6-8 people

o   12 lb. Organic, Free-Range Deep Fried Turkey with Giblet Gravy ($75)

o   Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Wild Boar Bacon ($38)

o   Homemade Fennel Sausage & Mushroom Stuffing ($41)

o   Shaved Raw Brussels Sprouts with Shaved Parmesan & Hazelnuts ($37)

o   Sweet Potato Gratin ($39)

o   Wood Oven Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Saba ($38)

Xino Restaurant: 395 Santa Monica Pl (310) 755-6220

Orders need to be placed by Nov 23.  Feeds 4-6 people ($35 per person includes all sides)

o   Roasted Peking Turkey with Aromatic Asian Spices, steamed Chinese Pancakes, Scallions and Sweet Beans

o   Jasmine Sticky Rice with Egg, Chinese Sausage and Shrimp

o   Mashed Taro & Sweet Potato with Coconut Milk & Brown Sugar

o   Buttery Mashed Potatoes

o   Szechuan Green Beans

o   Star Anise Cranberry Preserves

Magnolia Bakery: 8389 West 3rd Street (323) 951-0636

Offers a spread of the classics, from pie to whoopie pie! Whole pies like Apple with a Crumble Crust and Classic Pumpkin are available alongside new classics like Chocolate Pudding Pie and Black Bottomed Pecan Pie. Each serve 6-8 ($24). Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting, Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecakes, and a Cheesecake Flight – 6 of Magnolia Bakery’s famous Cheesecakes, in miniature form, so each of your guests can get their favorite flavor!

Simplethings: 8310 West Third Street

A cool, yet classic neighborhood sandwich and pie shop is taking a modern approach to American comfort favorites. Their 9” Sampler includes three of their 9” pies (Pumpkin, Pecan and Sweet Potato) for $50; 4 of their 4” simplepies (1 Pumpkin, 1 Pecan, 1 Sweet Potato, + 1 of your choice are available for $15. Can’t wait to make those left –over roast turkey sandwiches? simplethings makes them for you with their house-made cranberry chutney, jalapeno cornbread stuffing and sage gravy ($8)

Everything looks so yummy! The one item that really intrigues me is the Peking Turkey –if we weren’t celebrating with friends I would have definitely ordered that.

Don’t forget to get your order in by November 23rd. Happy Thanksgiving!

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