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Nov 9, 2011 06:52 AM

carryout Thanksgiving options in the Asheville area???

As a relative newbie to the area, does anyone have recommendations on this front? My husband and I each have only Thanksgiving Day proper as a vacation day, which prohibits travelling the distances required to visit family (they're all in Michigan) and kind of puts a damper on the idea of putting together the whole Thanksgiving feast (that's a lot of work for one day, much as I love cooking). I know 12 Bones has a delicious sounding Thanskgiving menu, but it seems to be for 4-6 people. We might cave and do that anyway and just plan on having crazy freezer leftovers, but I'm curious to hear any other ideas and/or personal recommendations that anyone may have.

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  1. Laurey's Catering offers a per person takeout dinner (you have to pick it up on Wednesday. Very good. From her current newsletter:

    Yes – it is Thanksgiving time. As we always do, we’ll make these dinners on Wednesday, November 23. You can order up until Monday the 21st and can then pick up your dinners on Wednesday between 2 and 4pm, when we will close. Call us at 252-1500.

    Here you go:

    Fresh Herb and White Wine-roasted Turkey
    (sliced breast or whole birds are both available)

    Pan Gravy

    Blueberry Hill Bread and Herb Stuffing

    Mashed Red Skin Potatoes with Chives

    Green Bean Casserole with Mushrooms and Crispy Onions
    (the real deal)

    Sorghum-glazed Carrots

    Jubilee Cranberry and Citrus Chutney

    Marty’s Soft Dinner Rolls with Whipped Butter

    Choice of:
    Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie

    The price for the whole meal is 25.95 per person.
    (and yes, you can order just the parts if you wish…just ask.)

    1. I'm sure Greenlife Grocery will have their prepared foods area loaded with sliced roasted turkey and fixings. That way, you can buy as little of each as you want and not have to commit to a whole turkey. I will say that if you buy the gravy already in tubs from them, go for the vegan gravy--it has a better depth of flavor than the non-vegan one, despite needing a little extra thickening.