AZ Local: AJ’s Thanksgiving Dinner PreOrder: How It Works

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A few year ago, I tried the AJ’s Fine Food’s holiday dinner pre-order meal plan and it worked well, tasted great and happily fed all.  hday dinnerAnd no one guessed that I had a little help from AJ’s Fine Foods.  If you are considering cooking Turkey Day dinner, but need a little help, check out this idea that I blogged about a few years back.

AJ’s Fine Foods offers Thanksgiving catering that you actually prep and serve yourself to your guests. Curious about the price, the plates and the pies? Read on to see my review….

For $159.99 you get a complete Turkey Day meal that feeds 6 to 8 people.

Here is what the dinner includes:

*16 to 18 lb roasted turkey (precooked weight)

*3 lbs. herbed dressing

*4 lbs. mashed potatoes

*3 lbs. candied yams with marshmallows

*2 lbs. green beans almandine

*2 quarts gravy

*1 pint cranberry relish

*1 dozen dinner rolls

*cute holiday butter shaped like a turkey

*your choice between an apple or pumpkin pie

You can also order a boneless turkey breast dinner that includes all the sides listed above.

Orders must be placed by November 17th, and for an additional cost, you can add appetizer plates and desserts, too.  Other meat options (at an additional cost) include Prime Rib, Filet Mignon Roast, Pork Crown Roast, Organic Turkeys and more.  Other pies offered (at an additional cost) include blackberry, peach, rhubarb and many other flavors.

Why I liked this!

*With the extensive grocery list you would need to purchase if you made everything from scratch, the price for this catered meal is reasonable.  And if time versus money is your issue, the time savings here absolutely rocks!

*Order can be picked up the day before or Thanksgiving morning.  Do give yourself time to reheat all of the dishes.

*Some prep is still required, as it doesn’t come hot and ready to go.  I actually liked this because it still felt like I was making a grand Thanksgiving dinner since I had to start early in the day heating the turkey in the oven and preparing the different side dishes one by one.  Since AJ’s did most of the work for me, it was much easier than making a complete homemade meal and it tasted just as good.

*The taste was amazing.  Last year I had both family and neighborhood friends join us and no one could believe that it was catered from AJ’s.  Everyone commented that it tasted like I had cooked for days.  Thank you AJ’s!

*There was plenty left over for snacking on later.  And that is a Turkey Day tradition, I think!

If you are interested in learning more about AJ’s Thanksgiving catering, click here or call (800) 755-7292 or simply go in and order, like I did.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and to yours!





  1. Alison solenski says:

    Can I purchase the pretty cooked turkey only, so sides??

    • says:

      Hi Alison,

      So sorry that I’m not answering this until now. My email notification system that alerts me to comments on my blog wasn’t working. Fixed now. I believe that you can purchase sides only and/or the turkey, but of course call AJ’s to be sure. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Janice Chapman says:

    Can I order a Thanksgiving dinner for 6 people?

  3. Janice Chapman says:

    If not 6, at least just 8. Not having many people

    • says:

      Hi Janice. Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment. The AJs Thanksgiving dinner has always worked perfectly for my group of 7 people, so I think 6 would work well, too. However with 2020 being such a different time, check with AJs to see how they are doing it this year. Visit this link for more info and for the phone number to call the store directly…

  4. Hot food.

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  7. Mona grastin says:

    can i order thanksgiving dinner for two

    • says:

      Hi Mona. Visit this link AJs Holiday Catering and look under the section on the AJs website that is labeled, “Holiday Dinners” to get the information. You can also call AJ’s at (800) 755-7292 to get more details. Thanks for reading this article and for leaving a comment. Happy Holiday season to you!