This post brought to you by Piccadilly Restaurants. All opinions are 100% mine.
As a military family, we have had to be pretty flexible in terms of our holiday celebrations. Depending on whether my husband was deployed or not and whether we were living within manageable driving distance from relatives, we’ve varied everything about how, when, and where we spend our holidays. We’ve had virtual celebrations with my husband via Skype, early celebrations as a family at home so that we could travel to the Midwest and celebrate again with relatives, and one year we traveled to Disney World.
We do try to establish some traditions so the children have more than a mishmash of Christmas memories later. Stockings always get stuffed on St. Nicholas Day, we always bake a variety of goodies together, we decorate the tree together, and we always have one completely lazy day where everyone is exempt from chores.
My mom loves when we visit her for the holidays. She and my stepdad used to travel to visit us at least once a year until he had a stroke that left him severely disabled and my mother as a primary caregiver. My stepdad was a great cook, the perfect balance to my mother who hates to cook but loves to eat. Since he’s no longer able to cook, I make most of our meals while we are visiting them. This usually is a welcome gesture, but because my mom does not enjoy cooking and would rather spend our time together at the mall or on a walk, she oftentimes wishes the meal could magically create itself so that I wouldn’t have to sacrifice time to cooking that I could spend doing something with her.
Someone recently pointed out that if I wanted to visit my mom this Christmas, our meal COULD magically appear, thanks to the “magic” of Piccadilly’s Holiday To-Go Feasts. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Piccadilly, it’s a relaxed, family-friendly restaurant that features homestyle cooking. Their menu reads a lot like anyone’s family dinner menu at home (e.g. Chicken Cacciatore, Whole Baked Turkey, Pork Cutlets, Brown-Sugar Glazed Ham, Shrimp Scampi with Fettuccini).
Apparently Piccadilly realized that not all families want to spend their limited time together during the holidays, crammed in the kitchen in an effort to produce a meal to feed everyone. To help ease this burden, they created Holiday Feasts To-Go. These affordable feasts include everything you need for a traditional holiday meal. They do all the work, you just have to reheat it at home and serve!
The Turkey Package serves 8-12 people and comes with:
· Your choice of 1 whole baked turkey or 5 lbs. of sliced turkey meat
· 1 pint of cranberry sauce
· 2 quarts of cornbread dressing
· 1 quart of turkey gravy
· 1 dozen rolls
If you’re feeding a smaller crowd, they also have a Junior Holiday Feast which includes all the same items in smaller quantities, perfect for 4-6 people.
If you’d like to spend more time with your family for the holidays and less time slaving over the stove, let Piccadilly help. Why spend hours in the kitchen when you can provide the same meal in just a few minutes?
To order your holiday feast, you simply go to Holiday To-Go, find and select a Piccadilly near you, choose the meal and quantities you want, and select your pick-up date and time at checkout.
If, like me, you don’t live near a Piccadilly but have family members or friends that do, you can give Piccadilly gift cards so that they can order their own holiday feast, or order a family dinner or dine out anytime throughout the year. For every $50 spent on gift cards now through December 31, 2013 a $10 savings card will be issued that is good for the entire month of January 2014.