Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thanksgiving Dinner from Knott's Berry Farm

knotts take home thanksgiving dinner box
Every year we celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband's side of the family. Every year, my brother-in-law and his family host the festivities. (I am so grateful for this.) So, it was absolutely my pleasure to treat them to a pre-Thanksgiving meal courtesy of Knott's Berry FarmThe family and I drove to Knott's to pick up the meal. The Knott's Berry Farm Take Home Thanksgiving Dinner comes in a box - a huge box, weighing approximately 30 pounds.

As you can see, everything is carefully packaged for transport. The turkey is nestled in tin containers and then wrapped in foil. All side dishes, rolls, and pie also come in disposable containers. Upon opening the box, the containers were all warm. This was very good since it was dinner time and I had no time to warm anything up.

take home thanksgiving dinner wrapped

Take Home Thanksgiving Dinner includes

  • Complete 12-14 lb. Turkey
  • 1 Quart of Country Apple Stuffing
  • 2 Quarts of Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 Quart of Candied Yams
  • 8 oz. of Cranberry Sauce
  • 8 oz. of Bread and Butter Pickles
  • 1 Quart of Whole Kernel Corn
  • 1 Dozen Farm Baked Rolls
  • Butter and Boysenberry Preserves
  • Choice of Boysenberry Pie or Pumpkin Pie
thanksgiving meal with turkey and side dishes

The traditional dinner was enjoyed by everyone, from grandma to Little B (he only got to eat the mashed potatoes). We each had our favorite dish(es). My favorites were the turkey, yams, and butter pickles. Okay, I have never had butter pickles before and I just could not stop eating them. It was my first time and to be honest, I didn't know that these were part of a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

knotts thanksgiving meal sauces

It was such a pleasure to see everyone devour the meal. Everyone had seconds and thirds, but who's counting. Like me, everyone enjoyed the turkey. Flavorful, tender, well-seasoned, were just some of the words used to described it. I couldn't tell you exactly how much it weighed, but I can say that it was enough for four adults and three kids and plenty for left over. 

Of course, no Thanksgiving meal would be complete without pie. Oh the pie! The filling was just sweet enough and the spices were not overwhelming each other. It was creamy, it was delicious, and you couldn't have just one piece.

knott's berry farm pumpkin pie slice

Favorite features

  • It's a complete meal with a turkey and many side dishes
  • Serves 6-8 people
  • The food is delicious
  • At $99.95, this is a great value for the amount and quality of food
  • A traditional meal without the hassle of shopping, preparing, and stress
  • Comes with containers for left overs or to give to guest to take home
  • It's already warm and ready to eat out of the box
  • Instructions on how to warm, prepare, and serve the meal come inside the box

The Knott's Berry Farm Take Home Thanksgiving Dinner is a great alternative to a homemade meal. You can serve it as is, or it can be a great starting base with the addition of your beloved family favorites, or perhaps a donation to a family in need this year. If you are crunched for time this year, or maybe feeling a little adventurous, I highly suggest letting Knott's do your Thanksgiving cooking. Meals are available to order online or by calling 714-220-5055. 

A little about Knott's Berry Farm
Knott's Berry Farm is situated in Buena Park, CA. It is one of California's premier theme parks with roller coasters, thriller rides, water rides, children's rides, and live entertainment. Just outside the park is the California Marketplace which features 15 shops and dining establishment, including the world-famous Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant. 

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Disclosure: I was provided free products to facilitate a review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions expressed are my own.