Thanksgiving at Kroger/Fry’s Grocery Stores {giveaway}

by Nicolle on November 8, 2012

in Food,Giveaways,Holiday,Thanksgiving

A few bloggers and I were recently treated to a wonderful Holiday Cooking Event at Fry’s Fresh Attractions Cooking Academy, at their Scottsdale location on Shea & Tatum. We were given a first hand look & taste at the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday Dinners available for purchase at your local Kroger store.

First off I feel the need to say how spectacular the Cooking Academy kitchen, not only is it gorgeous, but sitting & listening to the details of the program…I felt like I was on the set of a cooking show. We sat at the bar right in front of the cooking area and there were 2 tv’s hanging from the ceiling to give another eye level of what they were doing. Plus the hosts were super friendly and answered all of our many, many questions.

After getting past the Ooh’s & Aah’s of the Cooking Academy & very nice Fry’s store, the hosts went on to explain the great details about the Holiday Dinner’s you can order from your local Kroger grocery store. The team at the Fry’s Cooking Academy cooked a large Thanksgiving spread for us to taste, consisting of 3 different turkey’s: Cajun fried, regular & smoked, followed by stuffing, broccoli rice & cheese casserole, 2 different types of sweet potato casserole, prime rib, ham, gravy and a cranberry sauce.

For as little as $44.99, you can order an express turkey dinner that will server 6-8 and will include a 10-13lb fully cooked oven roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and dinner rolls. Or if turkey doesn’t strike your fancy on Thanksgiving (it’s not my number one thing for the day…I like the sides more), you can order a spiral sliced hickory smoked ham instead, along with mashed potatoes, broccoli rice cheese casserole, pumpkin pie and rolls, for just $49.99! Or if Prime Rib is more your style, your local Kroger store has an option for that also! For $69.99, the Prime Rib Dinner will server up to 6 and comes with a 4.5lb boneless angus prime rib, mashed potatoes, broccoli rice cheese casserole, pumpkin pie and dinner rolls. This meal would be perfect for lots who consume prime rib around New Years.

In addition to the express turkey dinner available to order, there are even more options to serve family & friends, including options for a Cajun fried, smoked or oven roasted turkey, along with different sides and desserts.

While at the Holiday Blogger Event, we were also treated to a Thanksgiving Leftover recipe, to help with all those leftovers we seem to have the next day and for many more days later. Usually, I’ll save leftover turkey aside for a Turkey Pot Pie, Turkey Rice Tomato soup and many others. But the chefs at the Cooking Academy created a delicious dish of Smoked Turkey Enchiladas. It was very different from the Thanksgiving meal and would be a great contender in my house! We love Enchiladas and know these would go quickly.

It was a great event to attend and Fry’s treated us extremely well. If I wasn’t visiting family out of state, I know I’d be ordering the express turkey dinner to help save some time…especially since I don’t seem to have much of it lately! Hopefully this is offered at Christmas because I’ll be ordering the Ham Dinner :)

SAVE $5 when you place your order by calling your local Kroger’s customer service center. HURRY expires November 10, 2012.

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I was provided a gift card, along with some great swag for attending the event, in exchange for my honest opinions. I have NOT been compensated in any other way. This post was written with MY opinion ONLY. Thank you!