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Has anyone ever eaten a prepared Turkey meal from Lucky for Thanks giving?

andee Nov 20, 2012 12:47 PM

We have been sick so I don't have the energy to cook.There are only 3 of us.Has anyone ever tried one of these? I don't want to waste $ on something inedible.

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    sugartoof Nov 20, 2012 08:03 PM

    I would bet the Lucky's dinner is better than most people here would expect, but you would still do better with Whole Foods, Molly Stones, or Plutos amongst other choices. All will have last minute dinners available. If you google around, there are a great number of options for prepared meals. Trader Joe's is also offering a precooked turkey, and frozen sides. The sides are pretty good, and the turkey only requires another hour of cooking.

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      Cynsa Nov 21, 2012 01:33 PM

      One Thanksgiving we arrived at our bed-ridden aunt's door with the Turkey Dinner from Andronico's and it was comfort foods+. We rated it as highly delicious — for going over the hill and through the woods.

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        sugartoof Nov 21, 2012 03:38 PM

        Andronico's usually has single meals available which are pretty popular in the neighborhood, being so close to UC.

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          Cynsa Nov 23, 2012 03:21 AM

          that's the one! We shopped on our way to San Jose.
          1200 Irving Street

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      rubadubgdub Nov 20, 2012 06:30 PM

      I have a friend who eats at Boston Market when he's solo. If you don't fuss about calorie and sodium counts, the food is actually quite tasty. Their format is bird + upick sides. I'm sure you could get an easy TDay meal from them.

      1. hhc Nov 20, 2012 05:54 PM

        We tried a Lucky's prepared turkey meal a long time ago & it was really inedible, don't waste your money on it.

        1. Ruth Lafler Nov 20, 2012 01:06 PM

          I wouldn't -- maybe the turkey would be okay, but the sides are undoubtedly made with lots of transfats, high-fructose corn syrup, etc. Maybe just wait until you've all recovered and can enjoy a nice meal.

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