Lately, it feels more important than ever for quality time with family, so instead of spending all day in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, why not order Thanksgiving dinner online?
I know, it sounds like you’re handing off an important task to someone else, but what if I told you that you could get delicious dishes prepared by a chef, take the stress of prep off your plate, and it wouldn’t cost a fortune either?
And if you still want to prepare that family-passed-down recipe, you can even build your own Thanksgiving dinner online, so you’re only getting the dishes you need and want to serve on your table. Plus, right now is the best time to order because you get FREE shipping + FREE ham + 30% off your order.
Are you stressing about Thanksgiving dinner already? It seems like there are more day-to-day stressors than ever before, but a holiday shouldn’t be one of them.
Whatever style of Thanksgiving, or Friendsgiving, you plan on celebrating, food is usually a big part of it. We love having a delicious meal around the table with our family – and of course enjoying all of the leftovers, too.
Our family has found that ordering our Thanksgiving dinner online makes the holidays happier for everyone. We teamed up with Omaha Steaks to bring you this post because we love the chef-prepared options they offer, especially after trying quite a few different places for a Thanksgiving dinner over the years. Buying Thanksgiving dinner has never been easier, or simpler when it can all arrive at your doorstep ready-to-cook (or heat).
Keep reading for our simple list of reasons why we buy our Thanksgiving dinner online.
5 Reasons Why We Buy Our Thanksgiving Dinner Online
There is nothing more convenient than buying your Thanksgiving dinner online. It’s even better than getting a pre-cooked meal from the grocery store. I don’t have to go in anywhere to order it, and I don’t have to go back to pick it up.
During the current health crisis, it’s a perfect solution for people who need contactless delivery options.
But, even when contact isn’t an issue, we love ordering our Omaha Steak Thanksgiving dinner online.
2) Less Stress
Purchasing Thanksgiving dinner online takes all the pressure off the chef in your family. If you have ever made an entire Thanksgiving dinner from scratch, it can take days, even weeks of preparation.
Often, we are worried about creating the perfect meal, the perfect table, or the perfect day.
That’s a lot of pressure.
It is these expectations we put upon ourselves that set us up for disaster.
Your life is NOT the same as your grandmother’s or Martha Stewart’s, and that’s okay.
We don’t have to live up to some idea of a super hostess to have a great Thanksgiving day with family and friends. When you buy a Thanksgiving dinner, it takes away the pressure to think of a menu, buy all of the ingredients, prepare the food, and make sure it cooks properly.
Omaha Steaks has prepared foods from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. It has eliminated a lot of stress for us.
Speaking of Omaha Steaks we especially like ordering the Build Your Own Thanksgiving meal they offer. It allows us to create a meal tailored to our family’s tastes with minimal thought. Choose between ham or turkey, mashed or sweet potatoes, 2 more sides, and your choice of pie for dessert (plus free shipping).
It’s plenty of food for our big family, but if we were at all worried we could easily add on an appetizer, extra side, or more dessert.
Omaha Steaks even offer a Homestyle Ham & Turkey Dinner with a fully cooked turkey breast option. Thanksgiving Dinner has never been easier.
4) Great Taste
Another reason we enjoy ordering our Thanksgiving dinner from Omaha Steaks is the great taste.
I think of myself as a pretty good cook, but I’ve had my fair share of cooking mistakes—or disasters. When you have as many littles running around as we do, it is easy to forget ingredients, miss recipe steps, or overcook food in the oven.
When you order a Thanksgiving dinner from a reputable retailer, you can trust that it will taste good. After all, they want repeat customers. Our family thinks Omaha Steaks is absolutely delicious with their gourmet style options.
5) Time With Family
The most important reason why we buy our Thanksgiving dinner online is the time we save. That precious time we would have spent shopping, preparing, and cooking can be used to enjoy our family and the holiday.
Plus, I don’t even have to leave the house!
During the days surrounding the holiday, we try to do family bonding activities. We volunteer to distribute food for the homeless and hungry, we play board games, watch movies, and continue decorating for Christmas.
There are so many wonderful things to do as a family. You can join a Turkey Trot race, go for a walk, discuss everything you are thankful for, and much more.
Consider Purchasing Thanksgiving Dinner This Year
At the very least I hope you can understand our reasons to buy a delicious premade Thanksgiving dinner. But I genuinely hope this post has allowed some of you to permit yourself to take the pressure off this year.
Really. No one needs more stress this year.
Enjoying the people you are with is the true purpose of a holiday gathering. So, let go, and let’s live a little more meaningfully.
Let’s create beautiful memories with our family.
And be thankful they are still here with us.
An Easy Way to Infuse Thanksgiving Decor Onto Your Thanksgiving Table
While we’re prepping our Thanksgiving dinner, we don’t want to forget the table! It only takes a few small touches to make for a special dinner… and my kids always get excited when they see candles lit! To them, it’s a symbol to them of the extra love and care put into the dinner, and triggers an exciting experience.
Start with what you have and layer up!
For the base of our Thanksgiving table and decor, we just added a couple of tablecloths! I love the layering trend, and that extends to tablescapes as well. In fact, if I’d had a cream or white colored linen cloth, I would have added it, too. But since we’re keeping this meal easy and simple, I decided not to run all over town to find one.
Adding some pumpkins from the house and candles is another way to use what we have while making the Thanksgiving dinner table a special space.
Use the meal as the centerpiece!
In all of our Thanksgiving decor and other holiday meals, I like using food as part of the table decor. Of course, for a Thanksgiving dinner, nothing shines quite like the quintessential Thanksgiving turkey, or even a Baked Ham with Fig Chipotle Glaze! So why not use it?! Let your delicious dinner be the star of the show, and that also means less decor to buy or store afterwards.
Add a small festive touch!
Whether it be handmade place cards (especially fun to have the kids help with this), twine tied around napkins or even something like colorful corn… use the plates to display an extra festive touch.
And I have to say, corn just says “Thanksgiving” to me!
Edward Winslow, one of the founders of Plymouth Colony wrote that the spring before the First Thanksgiving, the settlers planted 20 acres of Indian corn (also known as flint corn). The abundant crop was served at the First Thanksgiving.gourmet
How do you like to use Thanksgiving decor or display your Thanksgiving dinner? I’d love to hear in the comments below!
Our Omaha Steaks Thanksgiving meal was SO GOOD! We couldn’t get over how moist the turkey was – it was the first time I’d cooked one in a bag (that they provide, of course), and the sides were great, too. Having dessert delivered right along with our Thanksgiving dinner was a must, and the pumpkin and pecan pies were a hit!