I can’t believe the holiday season is already upon us! It seems as if it’s REALLY sneaked up this year, and I can honestly say I’m not quite ready for it, especially for the cooking part of the holidays. I love to cook, but when I realize Thanksgiving is just over a week away (eek!) I dread the thought. Perhaps you are feeling the same way? I have a fantastic solution for both of us: HoneyBaked Ham!
Did you know that HoneyBaked Ham doesn’t only offer the most fabulous, mouthwatering hams and sides, but they also have HoneyBaked Turkey too?! I had NO idea!
This past weekend I was able to head to my local HoneyBaked Ham store (shout out to the Paradise Valley store, woot) to pick up a HoneyBaked Ham, HoneyBaked Turkey (smoked, no less!), delicious sides and even a pecan pie. We always love stopping in there because it’s easy. The staff is helpful, everything we need is easy to find, and we’re never in there long (which is a lifesaver when I have to bring all 4 kids along)! This trip was like the others- quick and easy. We invited some family over for a 5:30 dinner for the next evening, anxious to indulge in the HoneyBaked goodness.
Our Saturday was insanely busy and I honestly was panicked that our dinner wouldn’t be ready on time. I left my cousin’s bridal shower at 4:45 and still had to stop at the grocery store for salad fixin’s, freaking out the entire time that I was running out of time- I should have remembered that HoneyBaked Ham had it all covered! Everything is precooked, so all that was needed was to reheat the foods. Thankfully my husband was home to start cooking everything. We only have one oven, but all of the sides are able to be heated in the microwave (thank you!!) so we heated it through in the microwave and finished it off in the oven for that ‘crispier’ finish. Wouldn’t you know it, everything was ready by the time company arrived, and it was all fabulous!
Mouthwatering ham, turkey (with that classic HoneyBaked crust), gravy, stuffing, mac and cheese, sweet potato souffle (my fav!), and finished off with a piece of oooey gooey pecan pie right out of the oven.
We decided to enjoy our “Thanksgiving meal” the way we usually do every year… Outdoors! It’s very rare that a Thanksgiving Day in Phoenix, Arizona is too cold to be outdoors, and since our family gatherings are huge (this year we’ll have just shy of 70 people) we have to have our overflow outside. So for this meal we decided to set up the 8 foot table outside, lay out the food, paper plates and plastic forks, grab the camp chairs and chow down!
The 75 degree high for the day made for a perfect evening (albeit not the best for photos, but you can imagine, right?). Perfect weather, loving family, delicious meal with little work on my part- It doesn’t get ANY better than that!
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