Sunday, November 28, 2010

Whole Foods Holiday Meals

Do you feel overwhelmed by the Holidays? Do you need something fabulous looking and mouth-watering to bring to a party, but just don't have the time to prepare a dish?

Thanksgiving might be over, but there are plenty more parties and family gatherings when slaving over a hot stove is not an option. Whole Foods saves the day with their "Holiday Menu".

There are many menu plans from which to choose, but here are two examples below. (The full menu is also shown below--click images to enlarge).

Latin Holiday Feast – Serves Four
6-8 Pound Oven Roasted Turkey, Pork and Pumpkin Tamales, Spanish Rice, Black Beans, Mole Sauce, Dinner Rolls, and a ½ Pumpkin Pie

Traditional Turkey Dinner – Serves Eight
10-12 Pound Oven Roasted Diestel Turkey, Savory Herb Stuffing, Classic Cranberry Relish, Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Dinner Rolls, and a Pumpkin Pie

Here's the sample platter I picked up. I wanted to try some of the side items, because they just sounded healthier and more interesting than regular turkey or mashed potatoes. Starting at the very top (12 o'clock) is the stuffed acorn squash, then the roasted root vegetables, then the sausage and sage stuffing, followed by the butternut squash salad, then the cranberry sauce. In the center (though hard to see) is the pork and pumpkin tamales.

My favorite from the platter was the pork and pumpkin tamales. I was given such a small sample, so it's a shame you can't really see them in the picture. Of all the things I tried, I found it to be the most tasty and the most worth actually paying someone else to make for you, since tamales are so labor intensive. My friend's favorite was the sausage and sage stuffing.

Other side items available (and pricing):
Dungeness Crab Brie Mac ’n Cheese, 2 lb: $23.99
Roasted Tomato Cheddar Mac ’n Cheese,  2 lb:   $21.99
Apricot Glazed Sweet Potatoes, 2 lb$17.99
Broccoli Cheddar Potato Gratin, 2 lb:   $17.99
Sage Sausage Sourdough Stuffing, 2 lb:   $17.99
Oyster Stuffing, 2 lb:   $19.99
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad, 2 lb:   $17.99
Roasted Root Vegetables, 2 lb$13.99
Pinnacle Farms Stuffed Acorn Squash, each$5.99
Sweet Potato Mash, 2 lb:  $13.99
Wild Rice & Cranberry Stuffing, 2 lb:   $15.99
Yukon Gold Potato Gratin, 2 lb:   $15.99
Baked Fuji Apples, 4 apples:   $13.99 

Here is the full menu:

How to Order:
1. Online at: 

2. At our in-store holiday table
Please place your online orders no later than Thursday 12/23/2010 for Christmas

In-store holiday table dates will vary by store. Please call the store you’d like to pick up your order at for details. Please allow at least 48 hours notice for all orders. Order cancellation requires 24 hours notice. Prices do not include sales tax. 

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