Costco’s Thanksgiving meal kit only needs two steps—heat and eat
Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude and reflect, all while feasting on a scrumptious meal with our loved ones.
In a perfect world, we would all turn into master chefs who could effortlessly whip up a full-course dinner: a turkey roasted to perfection, a variety of side dishes, and a warm pie that even our ancestors would approve of.
Culinary talent isn’t exactly a universal gift though, nor is the luxury of time. And for many of us, the most realistic Thanksgiving scenarios often involve last-minute scrambling for ingredients, a lot of kitchen mishaps/meltdowns, and probably a few close calls with the smoke alarm.
The mere thought of preparing a feast from scratch is enough to bring us to our knees, not in prayer, but in desperation. But here’s the thing: We can all save ourselves the chaos this year, thanks to wholesale retailer Costco.
Gourmet fare made easy
Turns out, Costco isn’t only a place to stock up on our household essentials and giant jars of peanut butter; it’s also a haven for those in (dire) need of a little culinary intervention, specifically during Thanksgiving season.
The shopping giant has recently opened pre-orders for its Fortune Gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner kit, which claims to use “quality ingredients” and taste “homemade.” Plus, it can be enjoyed by up to eight people for $199.99.
“Everyone’s favorites are on the menu. Your family and guests will swear they are eating homemade,” Costco detailed further.
Besides the dinner centerpiece—a five-pound “all-natural” pre-brined turkey breast—the kit includes a lineup of Thanksgiving classics that are basically oozing with flavor and tradition:
- 2 lbs. tray of St. Claire dressing or stuffing
- 1.5 lbs. tray of mashed potatoes
- 8 oz. turkey gravy
- 1.6 lbs. tray of mac and cheese
- 2 lbs. pack of sweet corn
- 2 lbs. pack of whole green beans
- 0.75 lbs. jar of cranberry Relish
- 12 dinner rolls
- 8 in. whole pumpkin pie
- 8 in. whole apple pie
Since placing of orders should be done on or before Nov. 5, you can expect its delivery a few days before the actual feast—between Nov. 8 and 17. But you need not worry about the kit spoiling; everything comes frozen and can be conveniently stored in the fridge (or freezer) until the big day.
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Honestly, it depends. A 2022 study suggests that an average Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people in the US costs around $64. That’s more than double the price of Costco’s dinner kit.
But hey, if splurging more than usual means sparing yourself the stress and mess, it might be a fair trade-off. I mean, just think of the extra quality time (and peace of mind) you’ll have to actually enjoy the holiday.
For more information, visit Costco’s official website.