Tips to Help You Prepare for Thanksgiving at Home

Are you hosting the family for Turkey Day this year? Don’t be intimidated; the team at Ruth’s Chris Steak House is here to help you plan your ideal Thanksgiving at home! Our complete Thanksgiving Dinner to-go meal is the best way to serve up a holiday feast without the hassle. Simply place your Thanksgiving carry-out order online and come pick it up Thanksgiving Day. (Just remember: all orders must be placed online and paid in full by Friday, November 19th, 2021, at 6 p.m.)

But there’s more to Thanksgiving Day than just the food. If you’re a holiday hosting novice or just want some more ideas, make sure you also check out our tips below to help you prepare for Thanksgiving at home!

Order Thanksgiving Dinner from Ruth’s Chris

It’s not Thanksgiving without turkey and all the fixings — but preparing all that food is quite an undertaking. That’s where Ruth’s Chris comes in.

When you order our Thanksgiving Day meal package, designed to serve four adults, you will get your choice of salad, roasted turkey (half breast portion), homemade gravy, traditional cranberry relish, cornbread-herb stuffing and your choice of two family-style sides.

Sides include Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans with Roasted Garlic, or Creamed Spinach. You can also order any of our Sides to Go instead of the full package if you already have the turkey and traditional accompaniments covered.

All you need to do is pick it up, reheat it (we’ll provide the instructions), and relax. And if you want to pretend you cooked the food yourself, don’t worry—we won’t tell.

Finally, Thanksgiving calls for an autumnal dessert, but pumpkin pie is so last year. Instead, our meal package includes our pumpkin cheesecake to help you end your meal on a sweet note.

Stock up on Beverages

While the food may be the main event on Thanksgiving, you can’t forget about drinks! At select Ruth’s Chris locations, you can order wine to-go. In particular, check out our Perfect Pairing: Tribute by Benziger. This Bordeaux-inspired, fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon will complement that turkey and cranberry relish like a match made in heaven. Grab a few bottles when you pick up your feast!

Of course, not everyone will want to drink or even be of age, so make sure you also have non-alcoholic options available. Consider preparing spiced apple cider in a large slow-cooker, for instance. That way, everyone can partake in the festivities!

Plan Activities Everyone Can Enjoy

Because you ordered your Thanksgiving dinner from Ruth’s Chris, you’ll get to spend way more time with your loved ones instead of laboring in the kitchen. Besides mingling, what will you and all your guests do during this time?

You can’t go wrong with watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade or the day’s football games, but for the kids, you might want to browse turkey-related crafts on Pinterest or bring out some board games for family fun.

And instead of falling asleep on the couch after all that turkey, a brisk walk outside should keep your energy and metabolism up. There’s nothing like stepping on some delightfully crunchy leaves on the perfect fall day!

Create Thanksgiving Ambiance with Decorations

Get everyone into the holiday spirit by adorning your home with fall decorations. An autumn-colored tablecloth and cornucopia centerpiece can easily transform your table for Thanksgiving. Other touches like pumpkins and gourds, fall wreaths, and seasonal bouquets will make your home feel extra festive.

Order a Thanksgiving Meal To-Go from Ruth’s Chris

Ready to start preparing for the best Thanksgiving at home? Place your Thanksgiving Day order online and pick up your meal at a Ruth’s Chris restaurant near you! All Thanksgiving Day pre-orders must be placed online by Friday, November 19th, 2021, at 6 p.m.