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It is officially April 1st which means Easter is on it's way, and yes my family is already asking what we are doing, who's house were gathering at and wanting to know what we are eating. A great solution to our 'What should we eat?' question is HoneyBaked who sells delicious meats, sides and desserts for your holiday or every day needs. I recently participated in a HoneyBaked campaign in which I received a gift card to try out some of the foods from my local HoneyBaked, since I've never had their food I was excited to try it. We visited our local HoneyBaked located at 4635 East Cactus Road Phoenix,Arizona 85032 and was served by a nice employee by the name of Kasha.
I was surprised to find that not only did HoneyBaked offer a number of cooked meats and frozen items but they also had a Cafe where they served salads,sandwiches and more. I was unsure what to purchase so my fiance and I walked around looking at everything for a few minutes before deciding what to buy. The girl who was working offered a few friendly suggestions and let us know which she liked the best from what she has tried along with some helpful tips on how to serve the Turkey/Ham. I know they are most popular for their Honey Baked Ham but I am sorry to say we didn't purchase the Ham, shocking I know instead we went with the roasted Turkey which is coated with the same sweet, crunchy glaze as HoneyBaked’s signature Ham. We also picked up the following sides: Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Sweet Potato souffle, Potato Au Gratin and for dessert we got the Cinnamon Apples and a cheese cake sampler the total came to $84.26 not bad for everything we put together for a meal. Once everything was purchased we set out for my mothers house where I told my family to meet for dinner so we could try everything as a family, Two of the sides and a dessert needed to be placed in the oven and we also used the oven to heat up the Turkey.
Once everything was done cooking it smelled so good in the Kitchen everyone couldn't wait to dig in even the Easter bunny couldn't wait to get his fill of the food. Now comes the time for the Good, the Bad and the Bloated: The food review. The Turkey did wonderful with being reheated in the oven the hard honey coating melted slightly in the oven keeping the Turkey moist and tender, it was the best Turkey I've had in quite some time. The next favorite that everyone commented on was the Sweet Potato souffle which even my brother who hates sweet potatos loved and went back for a second helping, the Baked Beans were pretty scrumptious as well and you can see from the photos above it hard large chunks of bacon and not the flimsy fake bacon you find in a lot of processed or frozen products but wholesome thick bacon made in house. The two things that weren't really liked as much was the Potato Au Gratin and macaroni salad, Why? The main comment on the macaroni salad was that there was too much mayo and the seasoning tasted off, as for the Potato Au Gratin it took quite some time to cook and didn't have a great taste or consistency other wise everyone loved the meal.
We were quite pleased how everything turned out even my beyond picky five year old had some Turkey and rolls with us and my one year old ate what ever we gave him happily enjoy the meal as well. Shortly after everyone let their stomachs settle we had some Cinnamon Apples and assorted cheese cake, everyone felt bloated, full and happy after everything was said and done the kind of happy full you get when eating Thanksgiving dinner. The meal we purchased fed Seven adults and two children for $85 is a great deal for a good wholesome meal plus dessert we have all agreed that this Thanksgiving we are taking the easy and delicious road and purchasing from HoneyBaked again. The evening ended up with all of us sitting on the porch enjoying a nice sunset on full tummies. Since Thanksgiving is still a long ways off why not take advantage of the Easter sales and try some of their food this upcoming holiday? Don't forget to check out the coupons they are currently offering for your Easter Dinner needs.
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