With Thanksgiving coming up on Oct. 11, leading meal kit company, Chefs Plate is offering a delicious meal kit to make the anticipated holiday all that much more relaxing with a fraction of the mess, stress, and planning! How tempting is that? Wondering what Chef’s Plate Thanksgiving Dinner looks and tastes like?
Well lucky me I got to experience Thanksgiving Turkey & Mushroom Sauce with Maple- Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Easy Apple Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream. Plus the turkey for this meal kit is locally sourced from Hayter’s family farm.
Disclosure: This post is a review of the Thanksgiving Meal from Chef’s Plate and was provided at no cost. The review and prep was ll mine. Thanks for supporting A Labour of Life!
What Chef’s Plate is Serving for Thanksgiving Dinner
Thyme-rubbed turkey is the star of this dish, with a mushroom pan sauce bringing the decadence. Mashed potatoes are a must, elevated with sour cream, garlic, and truffle sea salt for the perfect side. With a side of maple-bacon Brussels sprouts this is a feast worth being thankful for! Add to that a puff pastry apple pie and Dinner is served.
Y’all know how much we celebrate Thanksgiving, I mean regardless of only 2 or sometimes 16, when dinner is served it is a feast. However, I was intrigued with the thought of a less mess, minimal fuss dinner so we had to try this out.
A few fun details about the Thanksgiving Dinner Kit from Chef’s Plate:
- The turkey for this meal kit is locally sourced from Hayter’s family farm
- Available to order for consumers at www.chefsplate.com, order by Oct. 7th to receive in time for Thanksgiving
- Available to order for 2-16 people
- You can show us some love by tagging @ChefsPlate #cooksmarter
And the tell you it is all ready in 55 minutes. Can that be true I wondered so we set out to prepare Thanksgiving in advance.
Let’s get Cooking for Thanksgiving
So let’s start at the end, with the exception of not taking time to set a full Thanksgiving Harvest table, the dinner still looked amazing. My white plates probably did not showcase the potatoes and turkey as well as a deep fall coloud but still tasty. And how long did it actually take?
I timed it start to finish and truly we were ready to eat in 70 minutes. A little over the expected time but that could be my kitchen is not set for two prepping. As with all prepped meals I don’t find that the timing is 100% on point but it is close. But and it is a big but, 70 minutes vs an all day venture to have diner ready. Well worth it. And clean up was quicker as well.
Honestly the perfect Thanksgiving meal especially if you are not a regular “cook”. So many ingredients may not be ready stock in your pantry and this is everything in one box. ( Well add a bit of butter, oil and white sugar)
Step by step tantilizing Turkey in a mushroom sauce
The Meal Plan and steps
Kent and I divided the courses, while he prepped Potatoes I was cutting the prussel sprouts. While he was getting the turkey ready I was baking dessert. Each step flowed and everything was ready on time. Big hint, read the cards first and plan the steps, I rushed and my brussel sprouts were ready too soon. Easy fix as I microwaved them to heat them back up.
Brussel Sprouts were ready and a tasty addition.
Is it really thanksgiving without pie?
Whats On the Chef Plate Menu
I have to stress, pull out your ingredients, and the Recipe card and read first. This is the important first step as it will tell you what you might need in addition to what has been sent. As an example the card told me what tools I would neeed as well as a few ingredients not packed. I needed a small amout of oil, some butter and white sugar, all ingredients I always have on hand. Unpacking the box should look like this.
Once we had everything unpacked and the card read, we were set to go. Chef’s Plate Thanksgiving Dinner being served for the Raiders opening Monday Night game. We practiced Monday night, how fun is a big dinner before a Monday Night Raiders Game? Almost as fun as the Raiders winning their game.
Kent was skepical that we would be ready but I had confidence. This was the look I got when I said easy peazy. lol
We were ready, following the card, it provides the order to start prepping to ensure dinner is ready at the same time. Don’t skip steps.
- Turkey in a Mushroom Sauce
- Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts
- Creamy Garlic potatoes
- Puff Pastry Apple Dessert
What is Chef’s Plate
Chefs Plate is one of the most competitively priced meal kit services in Canada providing fresh,
pre-portioned ingredients and simple step-by-step recipes that can be easily prepared by
anyone, no matter their cooking skills.
The company was founded in Toronto in 2014 to provide a solution to Canadians seeking
home-cooking options made easy. Prior to that, there wasn’t much available to busy Canadians
who sought convenience but also enjoyed home-cooking – only ready-made meals in grocery
stores and of course, take out.
Chefs Plate essentially pioneered the meal kit sector in Canada and has helped change the way
Canadians eat. Chefs Plate was the first and only meal kit service to launch a 15-minute meal
kit and while some holiday focused kits require a little more time, most dinners are ready in
about 30-min. or less. Meal kits arrive at doorsteps with all of the step-by-step recipe
instructions and pre-portioned ingredients.
So looking for a new way to celebrate Thanksgiving Canada? Head over, meal became available on September 13th and order before October 7th