Burned the Thanksgiving Turkey? You Can Order One of Cracker Barrel’s Annual Meals Instead.

published Nov 24, 2021
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Cracker Barrel Holiday Meals 2021
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Although Thanksgiving is usually a time for you to flex your culinary skills, sometimes making a big, elaborate meal just doesn’t fit into the plan. Whether you’re flying solo (or hosting a super-small crowd) on Thanksgiving or you genuinely just don’t have the desire or energy to dish out a feast, not cooking for Thanksgiving is actually more common than you might think. Luckily Cracker Barrel is making sure you still enjoy a nice Thanksgiving meal this year without breaking the bank.

From now until November 27, the country-style restaurant is serving up two Thanksgiving-centric options that will make the holiday prep, serve, and cleanup easier than you ever imagined. The Thanksgiving Hot n’ Ready Family Dinner was made for those who aren’t interested in cooking at all. The meal — which serves up to six people and is priced at $76.99 — comes hot and ready for you eat and includes turkey, dressing with gravy, cranberry relish, turkey gravy, country green beans, mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, and delicious dinner rolls. Yum!

Not looking to let guests know you didn’t prepare your meal or want to just add your own spin to the items? The Thanksgiving Heat n’ Serve options are your best bet. Ready to go from oven to table in just two hours, you have the choice of picking up the Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner (feeds up to six people) for $89.99 or the Heat n’ Serve Feast (feeds up to 10) for $139.99. Both come with a lineup similar to the Hot n’ Ready Family Dinner menu. Convenient? I think so!

While all of the options are perfect for those who want to limit their time in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, it’s important to note that you must place your order at least 24 hours in advance. And as the site notes, you should serve within 72 hours of picking it up.

Not sure what you’re going to do with all of those Thanksgiving leftovers this year? Here’s what you can plan to still eat, freeze, or toss after the big day.