Thanksgiving Dinner: What you need to know
The perfect Thanksgiving dinner requires a lot of time and dedication. In many cases, the one cooking stays up all night baking fifty pounds of food, only to have it all eaten in less than an hour. It can be incredibly exhausting. We know… we’ve been there.
That’s why five years ago, we created our Thanksgiving dinner packages.
We wanted to give our customers the opportunity to gather and feast as a family rather than spend the day watching the turkey bake. Our Thanksgiving dinner packages provide the same loving meal; just without the headache and stress.
Here’s what you need to know before ordering your Thanksgiving dinner:
Turkey and Ham Dinners
Our small Thanksgiving dinner is designed to serve up to eight guests with one protein choice of either a whole turkey or baked ham. Our large Thanksgiving dinner is designed to serve up to 20 guests and includes a whole turkey and a baked ham.
Each whole turkey is between 10-12 pounds and is seasoned with butter, salt, and pepper. Our knowledgeable chef cleans and dresses each turkey before baking it right here in our shop. The spiral cut baked ham included with the meals is served with a light brown sugar glaze.
Each dinner is served with three side dishes of your choice. Small side dishes can serve up to eight people, with the larger portion serving up to 20. While each meal includes three sides, a la carte items may be added to your order.
The Mac-Daddy mac-n-cheese is a cheese lovers dream. More than four types of cheeses are layered between creamed butter and al dente noodles. With a few added seasonings and a touch of love, you may want to consider an extra order of this popular side dish.
It’s not quite like grandma made it, but our cornbread stuffing is certainly a crowd pleaser. WIth seasoned bread cubes, fresh vegetables, and ample spices, even the most stubborn eaters won’t be able to resist this Thanksgiving dinner staple.
Green Bean Casserole
What would Thanksgiving be without green bean casserole? Everyone in our house would riot for sure. We don’t try to fancy this dish up either. IT is the classic recipe of green beans, creamed soup, fried onions, and seasonings. If your family likes green bean casserole, you may want to consider ordering an extra dish.
This popular Thanksgiving dish is a good balance of sweet and salty. Our cornbread formula combines well with a blend of creamed corn and seasonings to create an irresistible flavor. As it bakes, we add a thin layer of cheese to enhance the texture and flavors. If you’ve never tried our corn casserole, order a small side to taste and see what we mean.
Sweet Potato Casserole
We don’t care if you call ‘em yams or sweet potatoes, as long as you put some on our plate! Our sweet potato casserole is a delicate blend of yams, cream, and sweet spices. We top it off with a blend of coconut, brown sugar, and pecans. The crunch and texture of the topping brings out the flavor of the sweet potato.
It may seem like an easy dish to make, but who wants to spend so much time in the kitchen on Thanksgiving? Our mashed potatoes are creamy, seasoned perfectly, and are never lumpy. Top them off with a bit of our turkey gravy or plop a spoonful on a dinner roll.
Each Thanksgiving dinner package also includes one dozen of our freshly prepared dinner rolls (3dz for large dinners). You can serve them right from the package, or pop them in your oven on low for a few minutes. If you’re a bread loving family, add a couple extra dozen rolls to your order. A la carte options include Butter flake (our family’s favorite), Parker house, Knot, Sour Dough, Pumpernickel, Rye, Wheat, and Seeded dinner rolls.
Small dinners include one pie in your choice of Pumpkin, Apple, or Pecan. Large dinners include three pies in any arrangement of Pumpkin, Apple, and Pecan. Our team of devoted bakers work though the night to serve the freshest and finest pies for your holiday meal.
If you would like to add more pies to your Thanksgiving dinner order, we have a la carte pies such as Cherry, Peach, Mince Meat, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and more. For a full list of pies, see our Thanksgiving Traditions catalog.
Picking up your Thanksgiving dinner
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the second busiest day in our bakery. While we have a full staff that day, you should expect longer wait times than usual. We have made some changes this year to try to expedite the order pick up process. If you have a dinner order, you will be directed where to go when it is your turn.
Storing and Reheating
When you pick up your meal, it will be chilled and should go directly into your refrigerator until you are ready to serve. To reheat your meal follow these instructions:
Turkey: Preheat oven to 325. Remove plastic wrap and leave the turkey in foil pan-do not remove top foil. Heat in oven for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove the foil, carve and enjoy.
Side Orders: To reheat the side dishes, preheat oven to 325. Please remove the top of the container and cover with foil if desired. Reheat side dishes for 30 minutes or until internal temp reaches 185 degrees.
Rolls: Pre-heat oven to 300. Remove the rolls from the package, cover with foil, and heat in the oven 10-15 minutes or until hot.
We are thankful for you
No matter what you serve or who you choose to prepare your holiday meal, we sincerely hope you spend the day making memories with loved ones. We are incredibly thankful to you and your continued support of our family dream.
Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop
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Saturday: Breakfast served until noon
Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30
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