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Thanksgiving with Carolima’s

Roasted Turkey

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s hard to believe it’s almost Fall except when you go into your local stores and see the fall decor. We LOVE any holiday where we can gather with family and friends and the center of attraction is food. LOL. Thanksgiving is extra special because it’s always around my birthday. For the past few years we’ve spent Thanksgiving away from home at an oceanfront condo.  It’s a breath of fresh air because we are super busy leading up to the holiday with Thanksgiving orders for our clients. 

We remove the stress out of preparing Thanksgiving meals for clients by offering fully prepared Thanksgiving meals. Meals include a roasted turkey, our “famous” macaroni & cheese, green beans, corn bread dressing, southern style gravy and our made from scratch cranberry sauce.  It comes complete with reheating instructions.  Our menu also includes purchasing these items a la carte should a client decide to prepare some of the dishes on their own.  Our made from scratch southern desserts are a must have for any Thanksgiving table. Charleston Chewies, red velvet cheesecake brownies, pound cakes and sweet potato pies are just a few of our southern desserts offered during the holiday. Desserts are usually a focal point for Thanksgiving dinner because after the delicious dinner most guests would truly enjoy something sweet. 

Another way to help ease the stress during Thanksgiving is to start planning early. There’s so much that can be done in advance so that if you are hosting it’s not too stressful the day of.  At least 2 weeks prior to dinner decide on your decor. What type of China, linen and other decor will you use for entertaining guests. Two weeks will give you enough time to order what you need to help make your vision come to reality for the big day.  A few days before the table can actually be set with the linen and China. You can also decide on which platters or bowls that will be used to display the meal.  This is also a great time to prepare any appetizers and place in the fridge or freezer until the day of. For us we have Lowcountry Shrimp and Gravy on Thanksgiving morning. A few days before we always clean our local shrimp so that on Thanksgiving morning we’re just whipping up a quick pot of grits along with making the shrimp and gravy. 

The day of should only consist of reheating and maybe roasting the turkey if you’re preparing it yourself. Otherwise, you should be able to relax and await your family and friends arrival.  We try not to leave a lot of things to do the day of because we don’t want to be exhausted. 

Take a look at our Thanksgiving menu on our website and get your orders in early before we are sold out. 

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