Three ways to have a special Thanksgiving

Dine out and let the professionals do the work.

Check out the Boston Globe’s list of Boston-area restaurants serving Thanksgiving.

The Guide to the Good Life also has some good suggestions.

If you are looking to be a little lavish, our very own partners at Encore Boston Harbor have some excellent options.

Have a dine out experience in the safety of your own home.

BostonChefs has a list of great take-out, to-go, and pick-up options for your Thanksgiving feast.

TimeOut Boston also has insider tips on the best restaurants offering take-home meals.

Or take’s advice: give your oven a break and order from one of these establishments!

Make your own feast.

There’s always a new dish to add to your Thanksgiving table or tradition to bring to the gathering.

For the best pies recipes, check out BostonChef’s list of 14 Must-Bake Holiday Pies.

ChowHound shares tips from culinary pros on how to pull off a smooth Thanksgiving at home.

For something tried and true, how about one of these recipes from the 17th century: eat like a pilgrim!

Or, from our friends at America’s Test Kitchen, here are some tips on making turkey and gravy for a crowd, and a fun interview with Jack Bishop about how his Thanksgiving is a 4-day celebration!

Consider some favorite recipes from the NECAT Team!

Culinary Instructor Jim Swasey recommends this Cranberry Ginger Relish. It’s tart and zingy to counter the richness of the heavy foods on your Thanksgiving plate.

Chef Tiara Andress teaches us that Devilled Eggs are a part of her Southern family’s Thanksgiving tradition.

Our Life Coach Brianna Hughes says Honey Cornbread Muffins made with Krusteaz mix is one of her favorite Thanksgiving eats. Her secret? Remove muffins a few minutes before they finish baking, add another dollop of butter on top and return to the oven for a few more minutes. Finish with a drizzle of honey.


On behalf of everyone in the NECAT family, we wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!