Top 5 Ways to Not Cook Thanksgiving Dinner

The most delicious turkey is the one whose insides you never had to see. Whether dining in or carrying out this Thanksgiving, sit back, relax, and be thankful that someone else is cooking.

1. Take It Home: A Forkable Feast
A Forkable Feast has everything you’d expect from a classic Thanksgiving dinner—whole turkey, mashed potatoes, and pecan pie—plus a few little twists. Try the maple dijon glazed boneless turkey breast, root vegetable gratin, or creamy delicata squash soup. And most of it either comes gluten free, or can be made GF. Place orders by 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 22. Orders can be placed online or over the phone. A Forkable Feast, 3363 Madison Rd., Oakley, (513) 871-8646,

2. Eat It There: La Petite France
Don’t let Thanksgiving’s status as an American holiday stop you from enjoying some excellent French cooking. The La Petite France Thanksgiving Buffet has everything you’ve ever wanted in a Thanksgiving meal, plus the French foods you cannot do without. It’s a buffet, so you can try a little of everything: the roasted turkey with all the trimmings, the baked ham in champagne and—yes—the escargots. Be brave: it’s worth it. Call for Reservations. Open 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. La Petite France, 3177 Glendale-Milford Rd., Evendale, (513) 733-8383,

3. Take It Home: Vonderhaar’s
If you’re looking for entree options, Vonderhaar’s is where you’ll find them. You want turkey? They’ve got turkey. Old fashioned ham? Check. They’ve even got the traditional Thanksgiving teriyaki chicken. Once you’ve chosen an entree or two, you can chose the potatoes, vegetables, and salad to go with it. Finish the night with something off of their holiday dessert menu. Order by November 24, call to order. Vonderhaar’s Catering, 19 W. Pleasant St., Reading, (513) 554-1969,

4. Eat It There: The Golden Lamb
Everyone’s favorite old timey hotel and restaurant will bring Thanksgiving dinner straight to your table. The meal starts off with a relish platter to share. For the first course, you can choose between soup, a cottage cheese dish, or The Golden Lamb’s signature salad. The entree choices include carved tenderloin of beef, a vegetable, and of course, roasted turkey breast and stuffing. You can get pumpkin pie for dessert, or try a slice of uber-Midwestern Shaker sugar pie. Call for Reservations. Open 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. The Golden Lamb, 27 S. Broadway, Lebanon, (513) 932-5065,

5. Take It Home: Hilvers
Hilvers can make you sliced turkey or, for a little more, a whole turkey you can carve yourself. Not confident with your carving skills? No worries: they’ll carve it for you if you prefer. Their Thanksgiving dinner also comes with dressing, cranberries, and rolls. Choose between mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole, pick from their list of vegetables, and you’re all set. If you can’t miss out on dessert, add pie, cakes, and other sweet treats to your order. Order by November 24, call to order. Hilvers Catering, 2724 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington, (513) 681-2135,

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