My family isn’t big on Thanksgiving. We usually celebrated with a modest Cuban dinner (rice and beans, roast pork and boiled yucca, for example), and I never had any complaints as a kid. But eventually, I found myself longing for a run-of-the-mill holiday dinner, one that I’d only tasted in my head or vicariously through my friends. I’m talking a golden-brown turkey, light-as-air mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing and a mountain of cranberry sauce.
So, when I got the chance to try HelloFresh’s Traditional Turkey Thanksgiving + Sides Box ahead of the holidays, I fastened my apron and set out to scratch a lifelong itch for an old-school feast. But would I be able to pull it off, given that I’d never cooked a whole bird before? Read on for my honest review.
(Note: We tried this box in 2021. This year's selection is the same, except for the Broccoli Cheddar Gratin with Parmesan Garlic Breadcrumbs in place of the delicata squash and the optional Jammy Brie & Charcuterie Board with Pear, Pecans & Baguette appetizer—which costs an extra $26—in place of the cranberry-Brie crostini.)