As the holidays approach you may have already started thinking about your family dinner plans. I admit that yes, I enjoy making the huge dinner with all the “fixin’s” but that there really is something to be said for picking up a meal that all you have to do is cook and then sit down to enjoy.
Four reasons to purchase your meal (especially during the holidays) from HoneyBaked:
- This year it’s just the four of us. The older kids and family are up North, the grandparents are traveling and so cooking a huge meal for just four people seems a bit of a stretch.
- One year I came home from the hospital with our youngest bundle of joy, I was never so happy to see dinner ready for me after my parents ran to the HoneyBaked Ham store and all I had to do was enjoy their visit and our new baby.
- Another year we decided that it was too much work for our parents to do. They had not been well and cooking a huge meal for the whole family would have been too much. Flying in that very day I was no help. So it was HoneyBaked Ham to the rescue.
- In this particular case, HoneyBaked truly went above and beyond. I ordered from Texas, the family in Ohio picked it up. HoneyBaked even checked with me at the airport to make sure that everything was okay. That was service!
- 98% fat free
- 100% turkey breast meat
- Slow roasted for that home-cooked flavor
- Moist and tender
- Available roasted or smoked
- Each turkey breast is sliced for convenient serving and is hand-finished with our signature sweet and crunchy HoneyBaked glaze.
- Regular price $22.99
So this year as we consider what to do for the Thanksgiving holiday I decided to try HoneyBaked’s New Recipe Turkey Breast Dinner. We ordered the turkey breast, sweet potato souffle, broccoli rice casserole and carrot cake to take home for a taste test.
It was so easy, I just stopped in the store and picked everything up. We headed home and the next night I placed the turkey in the oven to warm. The casseroles can be warmed in the oven (if you remove them from their tray first) but we were short on time (translation the family was starving) so I admit to microwaving them.
Now, don’t let the picture fool you but the Turkey was delicious (and pre-sliced!). I loved this new recipe. The kids even ate it! After warming/baking it in the oven for just a few minutes I got this nice sweet crust on top and it was perfect by itself and the next day we had it as sandwiches. The sweet potato souffle was delicious – and there was not a drop left!
The broccoli rice casserole, as you can see had yes, real broccoli trees. No skimping on this one with just a little bit of chopped up broccoli. Of course that made it a little harder to convince my kids to eat it so I had to be a little creative. It was the only dish that didn’t get finished.
Now that everyone has had dinner the carrot cake is served. Mr. Money Saving Parent loved it and it was very good. The frosting is a little on the sweet side, but that’s just me. One daughter didn’t like that she could see the raisins (she doesn’t like raisins) and the other didn’t like that she could see “carrots.” Now you and I know that is the sign of a well made cake, but when serving it to picky eaters it may not have been the best choice. I’m thinking maybe I should have gone with the pumpkin pie or cookies since the kids were around.
Here’s the thing. You don’t have to wait for the holidays to purchase your meal from HoneyBaked. We picked ours up and it helped us survive an incredibly busy week and evening filled with homework, errands, dance and gymnastics. By the time I could “cook” dinner everyone was starving and yet I had a delicious meal cooked in minutes. No fuss, no stress and hey if they kids didn’t want to eat cake that just means more for me right? And, how often does that happen?!
If you want to try the new HoneyBaked recipe or any of their other products here’s a $3.00 off coupon to enjoy! Find a location near you and try one of their amazing home cooked/homestyle menu items like those I’ve mentioned here or garlic mashed potatoes, corn, dressing, mac and cheese, cinnamon apples, or green bean casserole.
Happy HoneyBaked Holidays!