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FattyDumplin Nov 21, 2009 11:08 AM

End of a sad tradition for me. We're spending Tgiving with the whole fam at our small place in NYC, as opposed to my parents house in PA. The end result is that we will not be able to do a full Tgiving spread because our kitchen / eating area is too small.

At this point, i've dismissed catering a meal and my default is a chinese restaurant. But anyone know of a place i can get a good Tgiving buffet on Thursday? I've seen a few, but they cost $40+ per person, which is a bit much.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    CookieLee RE: FattyDumplin Nov 21, 2009 12:24 PM

    How about a smaller Thanksgiving day spread? You could buy readymade sides, just reheat them. If you can't make a turkey, oven too small, you could roast turkey breast (s), and some legs and wings. You can even buy a cooked turkey from WF. Perhaps you could rent/borrow chairs and small tables. Get the plates with dividers in them, so people can eat in their laps?
    I'm sorry your old tradition has ended, but remember, it's about being w. friends and family. And now you can start a new tradition!

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      FattyDumplin RE: CookieLee Nov 21, 2009 07:09 PM

      hmm, we thought about that, but here is the stone cold truth. i don't mind cooking or even hosting a dinner at my apartment. but my mom will insist on "helping". and that will be a disaster. so, its unfortunate but a reality.

      will default to chinese, if necessary, which is actually quite enjoyable and good times for the family. but i'll miss a good turkey, so if anyone has any ideas, please let me know. it could be a prix fixe type deal, but frankly, tgiving is all about over eating, thus the buffet.

      Thanks!

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        Jane A. RE: FattyDumplin Nov 22, 2009 08:52 AM

        Why not do the prix fixe somewhere and also buy (in advance) a couple of peoples' worth of take out T'day dinner which you'll have in the fridge for "snacking" later in the day when people come back to your house?

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          FattyDumplin RE: Jane A. Nov 22, 2009 11:33 AM

          love the creativity. not a bad idea. still haven't founda reasonably priced prix fixe even.

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            Jane A. RE: FattyDumplin Nov 22, 2009 02:53 PM

            The local diners are doing T'day dinner for $19.95 - from there it's a jump into the high $30s.

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