Turkey to go?

  1. My oven broke! is there a place where i can buy turkeys already ready to go!>?! :selfbonk: :selfbonk: :selfbonk: :selfbonk:
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  3. by   RN4NICU
    Check your local supermarket. The deli of many supermarkets offers anything from a turkey already cooked to a complete Thanksgiving dinner that is ready to eat.
  4. by   nurse4theplanet
    You can do a search for catering services in your area and also see if there are any fliers at your grocery store. I went tonight and they were posted everywhere. Also, at the gs there is usually a deli section that has cooked whole chicken sitting under warmers and such (I know Wal-Mart does it) Perhaps you could speak to the deli manager and see if they could prepare a turkey for you...but this may be more difficult. Smaller delis may do this. Does a neighbor close by have an open oven...double oven...or perhaps will be leaving for the holiday and will trust you with a key? Ask a relative who may be coming if they can pick up the duty this yr r/t your unforseen circumstance. You can buy a rotissery (Sp?)...not the cheapest route! But a quickfix. Or as a last resort perhaps look into resturaunts that will be open and serve Thanksgiving Meals...(Crackerbarrel in my area) esp if you have a small group of people.
  5. by   steelcityrn
    good time to try the turkey fryer
  6. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    I don't personally know of any place to buy a cooked turkey, maybe this is a chance to get friendly with relatives or neighbors. Its probably too late tonight but you might try calling around to local grocery stores, Wal-Mart Super Centers, larger chain grocery stores, caterers and similar businesses in the morning. If your church has an oven on the property and assuming that they aren't using it to feed the homeless or poor you may see if you can use the oven there. One of the community churches here does a free thanksgiving dinner and my church doesn't do a community dinner so the oven will be unused tommorow, I could take moms key to the sanctuary and use the oven as needed, with permission from the pastor of course. My grandmother is the secretary at the church and my mom, uncle, and aunt all teach sunday school and bible school and lead the youth group and help out so we have a key to the place and know where the keys to everything are kept. I hope you get a turkey from somewhere, have a happy thanksgiving!
  7. by   JBudd
    Furrs cafeteria.
  8. by   IcantThinkofaName
    i called boston market and everything anymore suggestions?? hellllllp
  9. by   Sis123
    You can buy a countertop "roaster". Sort of the same idea as an electric frying pan, but it's a small oven just for roasting. I saw a couple ads for them - you can get one for 39 bucks here and there. Just call around at the crack of dawn tomorrow, and you can get one for yourself and cook your own turkey in your own roaster.:hatparty:

    Walmart sells this one for 28 bucks. check it out:
    Last edit by Sis123 on Nov 23, '05
  10. by   IcantThinkofaName
    Quote from Sis123
    You can buy a countertop "roaster". Sort of the same idea as an electric frying pan, but it's a small oven just for roasting. I saw a couple ads for them - you can get one for 39 bucks here and there. Just call around at the crack of dawn tomorrow, and you can get one for yourself and cook your own turkey in your own roaster.:hatparty:

    awesome does it cook just as good?
  11. by   Sis123
    Ah yep.

    There ya go!~

    Necessity is the mother of invention.....
  12. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    I don't know where you live, I know the state park a few miles down the road is selling thanksgiving dinners with live entertainment but they are a little on the costly side ($15/person) but its a gourmet meal and you get enough to fill anyone up. This is at the Natural Bridge State Resort Park in Southeastern Kentucky at the lodge. If you work at a hospital or nursing home maybe the dietary department can help you out. Excuse the side rant: I am not nurse bashing because I hope to be one someday but there exists a minority in nursing that think they are hot sh!t and I mean I have seen some that literally turn their nose up and look down on the lower paid "help". I have found that if you treat everyone with respect and as an equal human being they will help you out when you need it and I know that I could take a raw turkey to dietary and they would cook it for me tommorow because I joke and cut up with them, we talk about what goes on in our personal lives, and I treat them with the same amount of respect as I do the DON and administrator. There are some more uppity staff that look down on the "lower" help and would not get the same help or a favor because of how they act toward them. But anyway thats the best I can offer and an aside on common courtesy.
  13. by   Daytonite
    Many of the larger chain restaurants as well as the supermarkets also have catered service. Out here in Southern California Marie Calendar's is one place I know that sells the whole meal for about $70 (it depends on how many you need to feed) and pack it up nicely in a banker's type box with their logo all over it. I know that Baker's Square which is around the country is going to be open in our area tomorrow, so you could consider going out for a change. If there is a specialty grocery store in your area check them as well, particularly the stores who serve the yuppie crowd. I know that out here Von's, Albertson's, Pavillons and Ralph's are all selling cooked turkey. A Honey Baked Ham by you might have a couple of extra hams around.
  14. by   land64shark
    Quote from Sis123
    You can buy a countertop "roaster". Sort of the same idea as an electric frying pan, but it's a small oven just for roasting. I saw a couple ads for them - you can get one for 39 bucks here and there. Just call around at the crack of dawn tomorrow, and you can get one for yourself and cook your own turkey in your own roaster.:hatparty:

    Walmart sells this one for 28 bucks. check it out:
    I don't think Wal-Mart is open on Thanksgiving, at least in my area. However K-Mart is usually open. You'd better check first. Good Luck. I'm sure you can make it work.

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