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Unread 11-08-2010, 05:44 AM
 
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Default Pre-Cooked Turkey in the Triangle.

Planning to have a Thanksgiving dinner at home for a few families - and have no faith in my cooking abilities, especially where a huge turkey is involved. Can you all give me ideas as to where I can place an order for one? I know some grocery stores do it, but wanted to see where all you have seen ads/have ordered from any/ideas etc.

Appreciate any replies,

Thanks,

B
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Unread 11-08-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I hear good things about the ones at Whole Foods. You can get turkey only or turkey w/fixings.
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Unread 11-08-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Pittsboro
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Fresh Market also has pre-cooked turkeys, smoked turkeys, and boneless turkey breasts for order.
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Unread 11-08-2010, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Whole foods is a place that always comes to mind......the food they serve is always very very good. Here is a link to their online ordering for holiday meals. If you want to try it on your own, they also have tips and videos you can watch.......

Holidays 2010 at WholeFoodsMarket.com (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/holidays/ - broken link)

Leigh
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Unread 11-08-2010, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Cary/Apex, NC
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We got the Harris Teeter package last year and were not impressed. Things were partially ready. We still had to put the turkey in the over for about an hour or so and then cook the sides. It was about the same hassle as doing everything ourselves, but at a higher cost.
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Unread 11-08-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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We were at Dickey's BBQ on Saturday and they had ads on the tables for holiday dinners. I don't recall any prices, but I'm guessing that the offerings would be smoked instead of oven-roasted or fried. Depending on your preference. . . that may be good or bad.
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Unread 11-09-2010, 07:19 AM
 
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Thank you for the replies. I am going to look into the options...will hold off on HT though after the review...
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Unread 11-09-2010, 07:44 AM
 
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Thank you for the replies. I am going to look into the options...will hold off on HT though after the review...
Keep in mind that reheating the turkey will be the most likely outcome wherever you get a pre-cooked turkey. I just took a peek at the whole foods website and it was the same deal - it said expect to heat the turkey for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Even if the sides came hot, you would still need to heat them up again by that point.

Edit: I also want to add that it looks like city-data has forgotten to set its clock back.
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Unread 11-09-2010, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Knightdale
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Certain BoJangles franchises prepare a fried turkey. But call quickly on this - they only do a limited number, and they go pretty quickly.

Also, check with a K&W/other cafeteria type place. My grandparents have decided this will be the route they take this year. Now the only decision is whether to bring it back or just eat there.
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Unread 11-09-2010, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina, NC
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We used Mimi's Cafe take-home holiday meal a couple of years ago and really liked it. You do have to re-heat everything but I agree that's probably the case with any of these. Mimi's is also open and serving the traditional meal on Thanksgiving Day.
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