Thanksgiving dinner not a headache for some families
By Andrew Keller, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
BRIDGEPORT, MI (WNEM) -
Everyone got into the holiday spirit Thursday, which is annually a day reserved for family time and a lot of food.
Some people got creative by feasting on dinner but not doing all the extra work.
For the Warren and Loose family, gobbling up Thanksgiving Day dinner came after watching the Lions choke down their Thanksgiving Day game.
"It's a wonder we all have a voice, seriously," said Estelle Warren, who ate at Cracker Barrel on Thanksgiving.
The raspy-voiced and worn-out families were taken over by hunger on their way back home to Beaverton.
"We gotta have turkey," laughed Jason Loose.
The families joined the crowd of people who kept this year's Thanksgiving low-profile. The meal traditionally served at grandma's house was at-your-order at Cracker Barrel.
"I was a little sad this morning but then I realized wow, this could kind of be nice," said Tricia Ware.
Tricia Ware and her husband George Ware let the restaurant cook for them. They've been married for 20 years, their kids are grown and off doing their own thing, so they decided to forget the dinner prep headache.
"We're looking very relaxed today, and smiling in full cheer because usually we'll be tired and waiting for everyone to leave home," said George Ware.
The Lions fans ate away their sorrows.
"Oh man, turkey dinner, it makes up for it, it really does," said Joel Warren.
But still, some think homemade is tough to beat.
Cracker Barrel even made dinners to go so you can take turkey and all the Thanksgiving fixings home with you. You don't have to make it, and cleanup is probably a lot easier.
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