So much cooking at home has been done during the pandemic, that I'm almost tired of doing it now that Thanksgiving is here! Not really, but 2020 might be the year to "outsource" for Thanksgiving dinner. For some people, cooking can actually be a way to relieve stress and for others, cooking is just another chore. If you're trying to minimize the stress around the holidays, have you ever considered purchasing a premade Thanksgiving dinner?

I've just started planning out the menu for our Thanksgiving dinner. My goal is to make all of the sides myself but I am strongly considering looking to a couple of local restaurants for the main dish. Neither my boyfriend or I like turkey so we're going with only a ham this year. It's the most important part of the meal and I don't feel like taking any chances and messing it up. Plus, I could use the extra time in the kitchen. Here are a couple of restaurants that offer premade Thanksgiving dinners.

Cracker Barrel is offering it's Heat N' Serve Holiday Family Meal to-go that can be prepared in two hour or less. The meal includes two oven-roasted turkey breasts, cornbread dressing, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, choice of 3 country sides, sweet  yeast rolls, and both pumpkin and pecan pie.

Whole Foods has turkey dinners as well as vegan meals available. In fact, Whole Foods has six different menus you can choose from which include Thanksgiving favorites like butternut squash soup and green bean casserole.