10/21/18

Luby’s Thanksgiving Dinners 2018

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Luby’s is offering fully-cooked Thanksgiving dinners to-go in 2018.  Place an order at your local Luby’s (find a Luby’s location here), order online, or order by phone at 1-877-465-8297. 

Luby’s asks that you order 48 hours in advance.  Schedule a pick-up day when you order.  Then just heat and serve your Luby’s holiday meal on Thanksgiving Day.

Here are example Luby’s 2018 take-out Thanksgiving Dinner menu.  (Confirm prices and details when you order, as they may vary by location.)

Luby's Select Thanksgiving Dinner, serves 4-6 people, $69.99.  Includes:

  • Choose either Turkey Breast or Spiral Ham
  • Corn Bread Dressing, 1 quart
  • Giblet Gravy, 1 pint
  • Cranberry Sauce, 1 pint
  • Dinner Rolls, 12
  • Pumpkin Pie

Luby's Signature Thanksgiving Dinner, serves 10-12 people, $99.99.  Includes:

  • Choose Spiral Ham or Turkey (Roasted, smoked, deep-fried, or turkey breast)
  • Corn Bread Dressing, 2 quarts
  • Giblet Gravy, 1 quart
  • Cranberry Sauce, 1 pint
  • Dinner Rolls, 12
  • Pumpkin Pie

Luby's Combination Feast, serves 10-12 people, $99.99.  Includes:

  • Turkey Breast and Spiral Sliced Ham
  • Corn Bread Dressing, 2 quarts
  • Giblet Gravy, 1 quart
  • Cranberry Sauce, 1 pint
  • Luby's Dinner Rolls, 12
  • Pumpkin Pie

Luby's Prime Rib Thanksgiving Dinner, serves 10-12 people, $159.99.  Includes:

  • Roasted Prime Rib (7 to 8 oz per serving)
  • Mashed Potatoes, 2 quarts
  • Seasoned Green Beans, 2 quarts
  • Sautéed Mushrooms, 1 pint
  • Au jus Gravy, 1 pint
  • Dinner Rolls, 12
  • Choose Strawberry Cheesecake or Holiday Pie

See the full Luby’s Thanksgiving menu here.  You can add more side dishes or desserts for extra cost. Reheating instructions for Luby’s Thanksgiving Dinners can be found online here.

Luby’s also offers Thanksgiving catering for 10 or more people.

And Luby’s restaurants will be open and serving Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day as well.

We also have a list of other stores where you can order Thanksgiving dinners.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday 2018 everyone.  Thanks to Luby’s for helping with the food.

10/19/18

Gelson’s Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

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If you need take-out Thanksgiving dinner in Los Angeles or southern California, Gelson’s offers fully-cooked meals for Thanksgiving 2018.  Just order, pick-up, and reheat.

Place an order online or at your local Gelson’s store.  Ordering begins October 10 and ends November 21, 2018.

Gelson’s offers Thanksgiving meals for 2 to 12 people.  Here are example details and prices, starting with the 12-person meals; smaller meals are at the end of the list.  Confirm details and prices with your local store, as they may vary.

Gelson’s Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner; serves 12 for $179.99, serves 8 for $134.99, serves 8 for $144.99 (low sodium option).  Includes:

  • Roasted Turkey  (reduced sodium turkey for that option)
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Gingered Yam Soufflé
  • Dinner Rolls

Gelson’s Thanksgiving Ham Dinner, serves 6, $124.99.  Includes:

  • Spiral-Cut Ham with Glaze (Bone-In)
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Gingered Yam Soufflé
  • Dinner Rolls

Gelson’s Thanksgiving Rib Roast Dinner, serves 6, $159.99.  Includes:

  • Boneless Rib Roast
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Beef Mushroom Gravy, Horseradish Sauce, Au Jus
  • Dinner Rolls

Gelson’s Thanksgiving Ham Dinner, serves 2, $49.99.  Includes:

  • Sweet Ham
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Gingered Yam Soufflé
  • Dinner Rolls

Gelson’s Thanksgiving Rib Roast Dinner, serves 2, $79.99.  Includes:

  • Sliced rib roast
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Vegetable medley
  • Beef mushroom gravy, Au jus, Horseradish sauce
  • Dinner rolls

Gelson’s Cornish Hen Dinner, serves 2, $49.99.  Includes:

  • 2 Cornish Game Hens
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Gingered Yam Soufflé
  • Dinner Rolls

Gelson’s Sliced Turkey Breast Dinner, serves 2, $49.99.  Includes:

  • Roasted Half Turkey Breast
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Gingered Yam Soufflé
  • Dinner Rolls

Gelson’s has detailed reheating instructions available online.  They also offer a variety of a la carte options.

We also have a list of other stores where you can order Thanksgiving dinners.

Happy Thanksgiving 2018.  Thanks to Gelson’s for making it easy.

10/14/18

Amazon Prime Now: Grocery Delivery in Pittsburgh–a Review

Amazon Prime now delivers Whole Foods groceries to your front door in Pittsburgh, PA.  We love grocery delivery, so put in an order right away to try it out.

(You need Amazon Prime to use this service.  If you are not a member, you can sign up here for a free 30 day trial.  There is discounted Prime membership if you have a Medicaid or EBT card here.  Students also get cheap Prime and a free 6 month trial here.)

Ordering is simple.  Go to the Prime Now website, make sure your zip code is correct (upper left corner), and then search for grocery items at Whole Foods.  Bulk foods, like oatmeal, are available too, which can save you money.

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Click “Add”, and when you are ready, go to Checkout in Prime Now, and choose your delivery address and payment method.

Then choose a grocery delivery time.  Our Prime Now options included 1 hour delivery windows, with a $4.99 delivery fee, or 2 hour delivery windows with free delivery.  (You may have to order $30+ total to get the free delivery option?).  There were only options to order 1 day ahead.  Like we ordered Saturday, and only had options for delivery on Saturday or Sunday.

There is an option to add a driver tip.  The suggested (optional) tip for our $60 order was $6.  If you choose to tip, it is part of your credit card total, no cash is exchanged with the driver.  There is also the choice to change your tip after delivery.

I choose grocery delivery between 8:00-10:00 am on Sunday.  Here is what happened with our Amazon Prime Now order:

  • 6:05 am.  Get text that my grocery order is being prepared.  (This woke us up!  Next time, we’ll silence the phone.)
  • 6:18 am.  Text that Fuji apples are out of stock at Whole Foods, with a link to choose a substitute
  • 6:47 am.  Get text that my grocery order is ready
  • 9:12 am.  Text that my Prime Now order will arrive soon.  With a cool link that allows me to see the vehicle location.
  • 9:16 am. Driver arrives and hands off 5 bags of Whole Foods groceries.
  • 9:20 am.  Get text that my order has been delivered.

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We got five paper bags (all strangely marked “baby”; the driver said every order gets a keyword).  They were labeled with Amazon Prime Now, not Whole Foods.  Everything was packed well.  For instance, frozen items were packed together. Produce was bagged in plastic bags.  We were happy with the quality of the produce and expiration dates on the dairy.

Overall, it was a great experience, and we are glad that Amazon Prime and Whole Foods are offering delivery.  Just remember that you’ll start getting many texts a couple hours prior to dropoff – silence your phone if you’ll be sleeping or in a meeting.

*Everything discussed here was ordered with our own money; Amazon and Whole Foods have nothing to do with this post.

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