Press Release – City Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Dinner

21 11 2008

From a City Rescue Mission of Lansing press release…..

City Rescue Mission of Lansing hosts the Great Thanksgiving Banquet

Lansing, MI – November 21, 2008

The City Rescue Mission of Lansing will be providing a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. This Great Thanksgiving Banquet takes place in conjunction with other Rescue Missions around the country. Together, Rescue Missions will provide over half a million meals to anyone in need on this special day.

Those who wish to attend, please come to 613 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, between 11 a.m. and noon, to sign up for lunch. Dinner sign-up is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

With the help of volunteers and staff, the City Rescue Mission of Lansing will serve the meal to all who come. We also wish to express thanks to the community for helping provide this meal, as well as the over 70,000 meals we will serve this year. Hundreds will be thankful because you decided to make a difference.

Press Release – Thanksgiving Feast under $30

20 11 2008

From a press release from Aldi…..

Get Thanksgiving Feast for Less Than $30 at ALDI
Grocer beats discounters, big box by 16% to 24%,
traditional supermarkets by 30% to 40%

Batavia, Ill. (Nov. 19, 2008) – For shoppers looking to save money this season without compromising holiday traditions, select assortment discount grocer, ALDI, offers a complete Thanksgiving meal for a family of four for less than $30.

“This holiday season, we hope shoppers can focus on enjoying time with family and friends – not worrying about how to squeeze a Thanksgiving feast into already tightening budgets,” said Joan Kavanaugh, vice president of corporate purchasing. “As we’re helping shoppers cut their grocery bills in half, we’re grateful to have some of the most loyal customers in the industry.”

While food costs continue to rise nationally, you can still get a less than $30 Thanksgiving meal from ALDI that includes:

· 14 lb. Butterball Whole Turkey ($.99 per lb.) $13.86

· Chef’s Cupboard Stuffing Mix (6 oz.) $.79 each

· Chef’s Cupboard Gravy (12 oz.) $1.19 each

· Fit & Active Dried Cranberries (6 oz) $1.19 each

· L’oven Fresh Classic Dinner Rolls (12 ct.) $1.69 each

· Happy Harvest Extra Fine Frozen Green Beans (16 oz.) $.1.39 each

· Chef’s Cupboard Cream of Mushroom Soup (10.5 oz.) $.49 each

· Chef’s Cupboard French Fried Onions (6 oz.) $1.99 each

· Happy Harvest Cut Sweet Potatoes (15 oz.) $.69 each

· Belmont Deep Dish Pies – apple, peach or berry (42 oz.) $4.49 each

· Sundae Shoppe Whipped Topping (8 oz.) $.69 each

For an extra $4.99, you can also get a bottle of Burlwood wine to enjoy with your meal.

Beginning Nov. 23, ALDI also will offer a selection of appetizers for under $4, including Antoinette Brie or Camembert cheese, crab and shrimp or shrimp cakes and wheat crackers. Appetizers and other special purchase items vary weekly and are available while supplies last. Customers also can visit the Special Purchase section online and subscribe to ALDI’s e-mail newsletter to get e-alerts about upcoming specials for food and other merchandise.

Visit the ALDI Meal Planner at for helpful holiday recipes to use with ALDI select brand items, such as: roast turkey with cranberry sausage stuffing, cranberry glazed ham, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, pecan pie and apple pie.

Thanksgiving Day in Lansing

17 11 2008

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday.  I love cooking a huge meal.  Last year, I worked from 3 AM until 11:30 AM on Thanksgiving then went home and cooked a meal for my co-workers that included a whole turkey, a turkey breast, garlic mashed potatoes, yams, buttermilk biscuits, stuffing, and pumpkin pie…all homemade and all from scratch.

This year, I’m going to my brothers house and will probably just help my sister-in-law and maybe smoke a turkey.  The whole family doesn’t want to come to Lansing and I can’t go home until late the night before so I can’t do any prep work…plus my sister-in-law likes to cook too.

The reason I bring all this up is because I’ve been getting hits recently from people looking for a restaurant in Lansing that serves Thanksgiving dinner.  I haven’t had much luck, but I want to get a list going for those who prefer eating out next Thursday, so I’ll get it started and if anyone else knows of someplace serving turkey, leave a comment and I’ll add it to the post.  I’ll bump this post back up periodically and hopefully we can get a good list going.

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day in the Lansing Area.

  • The Cadillac Club – 1115 South Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48910 – (517) 853-1921

Press Release – Holiday’s at the Cadillac Club

10 11 2008

From an e-mail….

Open for THANKSGIVING 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Cadillac Club’s Sumptuous Pink Cadillac Turkey Day Buffet! . Our 5th Annual Thanksgiving FEAST Only $19.95 plus Gratuity

December 11th or 18th THURSDAYS – Book your Office Group or Family CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS
One Price Includes Dinner & Entertainment Live Dinner Entertainment 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dancing from 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. Space Limited – Book Soon! or Simply Join us for Dinner – $22 per person, plus Gratuity Includes Salad, Entrée, Soft Drink and Live Music

NEW YEARS EVE EXTRAVAGANZA – 2 Bands & ELVIS! Yellow Submarines playing in the Main Dining Room (Oldies & Beatles) & Old Town Blues Band playing in the DeVille Room ELVIS will Perform 2 Sets (a.k.a. Steve Hunt) Includes Party Favors & Sumptuous Vegas Style Buffet 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. $50 before December 10th or $60 after Purchase Tickets Early for Best Seating

NEW YEARS EVE EARLY BIRDS – Vegas Style Buffet 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. $18.95 plus gratuity ELVIS performing 2 sets for your Enjoyment CLICK to WEBSITE