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Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meals… Enjoy Your Dinner Out!

By: Toni Cunningham | September 19, 2012

While there’s nothing quite like togetherness, there’s no doubt that the holidays can be stressful. Instead of giving yourself an ulcer trying to decide between yams or sweet potatoes this Thanksgiving, why not take the pressure off and let someone else do the cooking for you?

Several restaurants in Metro Detroit are open for dine-in or take out this Thanksgiving, so you can take the day off and still indulge.

Cameron’s Steakhouse, 115 Willis St., Birmingham, is open for Thanksgiving from 2 to 8 p.m. The restaurant will be serving up a delicious spread of oven-roasted turkey breast with sausage and herb stuffing, which comes with your choice of appetizer and side item. Pumpkin cheesecake and ice cream are also included, which pretty much seals the deal for me.

Mitchell’s Fish Market, 17600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia, will serve up a three-course meal from 1 to 7 p.m. including oven-roasted turkey with apple-herb stuffing, appetizer, side dish and dessert. Personally, this sounds like a viable alternative to endless hours of cooking in one’s own kitchen.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 755 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, will offer a Thanksgiving menu from 2 to 8 p.m. After one of three starters, you’ll dig into the main course of roasted turkey breast served with homemade gravy, sausage and herb stuffing and cranberry relish. Side choices include garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans with roasted garlic and creamed spinach. May I sample them all? Oh, and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.

Sweet Lorraine’s, 17100 North Laurel Park Dr., Livonia, is serving up a feast of mammoth proportions from 1 to 6 p.m. In addition to roasted turkey, the menu features prime rib, chicken piccata, salmon and BBQ ribs, as well as every side dish imaginable. I’ve saved the best for last, because the “Sweet Tooth Grand Finale” includes treats like carrot cake, holiday berry trifle and coconut-rum torte.

The holidays are all about enjoying time with the ones you love, so why deal with unnecessary stress? Now that I know about the above options, I just might be making a few pit stops before my big family dinner.