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We’ve got new meals! We’ve got new items on both the a la carte and the complete meals menus. Let me introduce you!
More meals are available, and even more are on the way. Keep checking our website! MagicKitchen.com
Yeah, no this isn’t a New Year’s resolution post. It’s simply a post about how to improve your health that can be applied at any time. I’m just simply writing about getting healthy on January third. That, in no way, associates this post with the new year…just go with it, OK?
So why get healthier? Oh, I don’t know, maybe to live longer, fend off obesity related diseases, feel better, have more energy, spend more time with friends and family, enjoy life more, or gain super powers like being able to run a 5K, bike 20 miles or hike to the highest point in your state.
Interested? If so, then here are some specific things to keep in mind as you begin your healthier 2018:
Be sensible – As the title suggests. Don’t go frickin’ crazy and suddenly declare this is the year you run your first ultra-marathon or lose 100 pounds or get on American Ninja Warrior. For if you do set frickin’ crazy goals you’re just setting yourself up for failure…and then depression…and then binge eating…and then you’ve just done the opposite of what you set out to do.
Establish reasonable and sensible goals – As Socrates was found of saying, “Know thy self,” although I think he said it in Greek. Look in the mirror. You know that person looking back at you better than anyone. That being the case, set a challenging, yet achievable goal that you are more likely to achieve rather than not.
Set specific goals – rather than general ones. For example: lose 20 pounds rather than lose weight; run an entire 10K rather than start running; eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day rather than eat better; be physically active for one hour each day rather than exercise more. Notice anything about the specific goals listed above? They are all quantifiable. They all have numbers associated with them that can be monitored and if you achieve them in July then set new ones.
Start slow – You have an entire year after all. Don’t suddenly start fasting in an attempt to lose weight. Don’t spend three hours in the gym on day one. Don’t cut out sugar cold turkey. Don’t go vegan on a whim. Do gradually cut out junk food. Do go to the gym for 30 minutes or so for two weeks or so to start. Do track your sugar intake and then slowly cut it back without entirely eliminating it. Do stop eating red meat for a week and see how it goes.
Be consistent – Come hell or high water, keep chasing your goal. If you plan on exercising an hour each day, then, like Nike says, just damn well do it. Yes, I know life intrudes on goal attainment, but if you’re sporadic in your efforts, failure soon will follow (Hell, now I sound like Confucius).
Go public – Shout your specific goal from the rooftops. Tell anyone that will listen what your goal is and then tell them again. Request that they ask you how close you are to your goal on a regular basis. It’s amazing how sharing your goal with others serves as motivation.
Get help – In the form of others who have a similar goal and use them to help you achieve that goal. Use them to get your lazy ass out of bed and/or out of the house. Use them to slap that Snickers bar out of your hand. Use them to forcefully tell you to back away from that massive piece of cake. Use them to lace up your jogging shoes. Use them to make you feel guilty if you backslide. Use them to give you healthy recipes. And finally, use them to cheer you on when you hit a significant milestone.
There you have it. Your blueprint for a healthier 2018. I’m not saying that if you follow all seven you’re guaranteed success, but it will sure increase your chances. Happy New Year, good luck and stay strong!
This past year wasn’t just a year of turmoil and emotion for the country, it marked some big changes for MagicKitchen.com, as well. Our company has reached a lot of goals this year, and we’re looking forward to 2018 for us and our customers.
First, and not least, we launched a completely redesigned website. It’s responsive for all phones and computer devices, and we hope more intuitive for our customers! We welcome feedback, let us know how you like it.
Further enhancements will continue to be put into the website in the coming months. For example, coming soon is a whole search and filter system. You’ll be able to enter the types of meals you want, such as breakfasts or gluten free or low fat or only beef, and the site will show you all the meals that fit your categories!
MagicKitchen.com moved their Corporate office and Customer Service team from Northern California to Kansas! Kit, caboodle and staff, we packed it up and moved it to Lenexa, KS. Our distribution center is way over capacity and since we had a new distribution center in process, we felt it was a great time to consolidate all our operations into a single location.
Recently with all the extreme weather in parts of the US, we ended up with serious issues at one of our main production kitchens that made most of our USDA proteins, we have been scrambling to move production of many of these items to another one of our kitchens. Hopefully most of the menu items will be relocated by year end and management is aggressively working to add additional items to the menu to ensure a varied number of options for our various sub-menus.
2018 is looking rosy! We hope that you enjoy your holiday season and that you have a healthy 2018. All the best for the New Year from all of us at MagicKitchen.com!
Disclaimer: This is a tale of fiction. Names, characters, places and businesses (except MagicKitchen.com, obviously), events and incidents are either products of the author’s (very limited) imagination or are used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. The author also apologizes for the unnecessary, unjustified and liberal use of hyphenated words.
There I was, on the 18th with under a week to go until that jolly old elf squeezes his fat arse down the chimney (don’t you hate those kids who ask how Santa delivers presents to houses without chimneys…He comes through the door…duh!). As usual, I was in the home stretch running well behind the pack and was fading fast. My procrastination knew no bounds and I was in serious trouble. What the hell was I going to get my busy neighbor who always seemed to find the time to mow my front lawn or shovel the walk?…which wracked me with guilt…no, not really. And what was I going to get my snowbird in-laws who were going to very temporarily migrate back to Hartford for a few days?
So I did what any self-respecting, Office Space-loving, cubicle-bound, under-paid, even more under-appreciated, over-worked, immensely-bored office worker would do. I conducted some online shopping when I was supposed to be fixing code. And what I discovered froze my heart, as it did at this exact time last year. Apparently, unless I wanted to pay extra (and by “extra” I mean a crap-ton) for expedited shipping, my heart-felt purchases would not reach my recipients or myself in time to place in them in Big Red’s bag. What’s a God-fearing procrastinator to do?
Fortuitously, my next-door cubicle prisoner heard me bang my head off the keyboard in frustration and resignation and did the office chair shuffle into my cubicle where we briefly played office chair bumper cars. After our sophomoric behavior, Kevin informed me and extolled the virtues of a gourmet food delivery service called MagicKitchen.com. We then visited their newly remodeled website and discovered, to our amazement, that they offered gift certificates that, once purchased, could be emailed to either the purchaser (me) or the grateful recipient (guilt-inducing neighbor and octogenarian snowbirds). https://magickitchen.com/gift/gift-certificates.html
“Are you freaking kidding me?” Kevin and I exclaimed in cubicle-mate unison. There was zero pressure to choose the proper meals as I had zero-idea what they would be. I simply purchased a $100 gift certificate for Randy, Liz, little Randy and Paige next door (that should cover a year’s worth of mowing and shoveling, right?) and a $250 one for the in-laws (that should cover 15 years of making me feel inadequate, worthless and not good enough for their daughter, right?). They could then visit MagicKitchen.com and choose from their impressive selection of entrees, sides, soups and desserts, to include dietary restrictions, and then wait, in eager anticipation, for the delicacies to arrive at their door. Heck, MagicKitchen.com would even inform them of the balance remaining on their gift card.
Kevin and I also realized that I could have these gift certificates emailed as late as Christmas Eve and me, wanting to uphold my status as Crown Prince of Procrastinators, went back to playing Candy Crush until quitting time.
So that’s the story of how I discovered the perfect Christmas gift for both last-minute shoppers and foodies alike. Thanks MagicKitchen.com! And as I logged off with happy zeal, I exclaimed, “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good meal…from MagicKitchen.com, that is.”
It’s really no secret that many seniors do not eat they way they should and there are many reasons for that. Despite the fact that we become less active and our metabolism slows down as we age, seniors still have basic nutritional needs, as do we all. That being the case, sometimes it’s up to us to make it as convenient as possible for seniors to meet their nutritional needs with food that’s as delicious as it is healthy. Of course, this is the primary reason why MagicKitchen.com exists.
So let’s explore the reasons why many seniors do not eat properly in order to better understand how to solve the problem. One reason is because our senses of smell, taste and sight diminish with age. Like everything else on us, as we get old it breaks and our senses are no different. Yes, one of the main reasons we eat is to provide energy for our bodies, but Imagine not being able to properly taste or smell the food you’re eating…it would be like eating unseasoned and unadorned gnocchi all the time.
We also like to see what we’re eating even if it’s not a piece of culinary art from an overpriced restaurant. The ways to combat this issue are, I’m sure, readily apparent…colorful foods prepared with flavorful herbs and spices, such as our buffalo chicken artisan flatbread or fire roasted vegetables en croûte.
Another reason why seniors don’t eat the way they should are the side effects from medications and those side effects can be a straight loss of appetite or constipation. Loss of appetite is self explanatory, but constipation can cause a feeling of fullness due to slower digestion. Either way, the results are the same: reduced food intake. For the loss of appetite side effect, a talk with a doctor might be required to either change the med or reduce the dosage. As for constipation, increased fiber, fluids and physical activity usually provide the answer. So try our chicken artichoke with spinach, fresh cut corn medley, or spinach and orzo with caponata sauce.
Yet another reason could be oral health issues related to gums, teeth or dentures. The solution here is to provide seniors with this issue soft and moist food or food cut into small pieces. Offer cooked veggies over raw or fish instead of steak. Also, check out our “soup for the soul” soup bundle or meals like our salmon and vegetable linguini.
Lastly, and perhaps most common, seniors tend to reduce the proper type and amount of food they consume because they do not enjoy dining alone or are simply unwilling or unable to cook. Dining, especially for the older generation, is meant to be a shared experience when the family gathers to discuss…well, family things.
However, if the family’s gone, for whatever reason, then that shared experience is gone as well. For these reasons, MagicKitchen.com makes, by far, the most sense, especially if you live away from your senior parents or other family members. Look, you know the deal…the food arrives fully cooked and just requires a few minutes in the nuclear microwave machine to create a healthy, hot, and delicious meal! And as Forrest Gump said, “That’s one less thing [to worry about].”
One of the reasons that we can commiserate with Clark W. Griswold in Christmas Vacation and the Parker family in A Christmas Story is that most of us have similar stories to tell regarding the holidays. Maybe not as dramatic as electrocuting the cat or a squirrel running rampant through your house (Christmas Vacation) or dogs breaking into your house and stealing the Christmas turkey (A Christmas Story), but to you and your family, just as humorous (and they’re especially humorous if they did not seem so at the time, but you’re only able to laugh about it after the passage of time…you know, when a story starts with “Remember in 2004 when…”). These stories that don’t involve “real” tragedy, but family drama, are the ones that make the holidays so special.
When I began to write this post, I thought I’d simply share a few funny holiday stories from the internet machine with you. However, I decided to “spice” it up a bit by giving you a holiday version of three lies and one truth. If you’re unfamiliar…many groups, meeting for the first time, conduct ice breaker activities to assist in getting to know your fellow group members. This game involves telling the group three true facts about yourself and one lie and then seeing if the group can discern the lie. In that vein, I give you one true Christmas story that I actually lived through and three, that while true in that they happened to someone else, I did not witness. At the end of the post I reveal my “true” story.
What the Hell Stinks?
Back when I was in college (I think it was Christmas 1986) when I was young and stupid, but didn’t realize it, the “The Great Skunk Incident,” as it is referred to by my family, occurred. My parents lived in (and still do) a very rural area of central Pennsylvania (if you’re familiar with central Pennsylvania you understand that all of it is “very rural”) and their home and yard were frequented by various forms of wildlife…deer, raccoons, opossums, the occasional weasel, and, the antagonist of this story, skunks.
Anyway, Christmas morning dawned as any other, with the smell of turkey, plenty of coffee, opening presents, and dad running up from the basement screaming “There’s a %$#* skunk down there!” I, in my infinite humane wisdom, came up with the plan of cornering the beast, wrapping it in a thick moving blanket (to prevent the inevitable spray from funkifying the house) and then depositing it safely outside. So down into the bowels of the house I went, armed with a whisk broom and a blanket and wearing oven mitts in case it tried to bite, and chemistry goggles (mom didn’t want me getting sprayed in the eyes).
I must admit, all went as planned…almost. I used the broom to force it into a corner and then tossed it aside as I wrapped the monster in the thick packing blanket. However (there’s always a “however”), my faith in the blanket to absorb the skunk’s pungent spray was ill placed. It, me, the entire basement, back porch and thus, the whole house now smelled like skunk roadkill times 100 with the rest of the family set to arrive imminently. Long story short…the skunk escaped unharmed, my 12-year old niece stepped out of her family’s car a promptly enquired, “What the hell stinks?”, mom packed up the dinner and moved the feast to my sister’s house, and I spent Christmas alone, scrubbing the basement, and myself, with every cleaning solution known to man.
Grandpa’s on Fire.
This Christmas story could have ended badly, but due to some quick thinking on the part of my otherwise useless Uncle Bob, the family can still laugh about it. The background of this story is a bit fuzzy as it happened in either 1973 or ’74, so bear with me. I was quite young. Anyway, it’s a well-known fact in my extended family that mom is obsessed with candles, perhaps to the point of needing therapy, and the advent of Yankee Candle has not helped matters. The holidays only served to exacerbate my mom’s psychosis. Christmas candles seemed to metastasize exponentially as the big day approached, both lit and unlit.
I remember part of the Christmas tradition at our home was to pose for a family picture at the dining room table prior to gorging ourselves and the family patriarch was tasked with taking said picture which was my maternal grandfather until he passed back in 1990. I can’t remember exactly what he was wearing that day, but my mom, when the story is retold, informs me that it was an oversized wool sweater which assisted in the pending near-tragedy.
Grandad, as was usually the case, had to retreat a bit in order to fit the entire family into the frame of his vintage top-down view camera (the top flipped open and you viewed the frame by looking down into the viewfinder). However (there’s always a however), he, unbeknownst to him, retreated just a tad too far and the dozens of candles mom had lit on top of the buffet proceeded to ignite the stray fibers of that oversized wool sweater. The one voice I clearly remember from the ensuing cacophony of noise was that of my older brother who simply looked up and nonchalantly stated, “Grandpa’s on fire.” But it was my, here-to-for, shiftless Uncle Bob who saved the day by dosing my burning grandfather with two glasses of beer, containers of which were never too far from his reach…according to my mother.
Who Knew an Iguana Could Run so Fast?
This is another “return from college and create havoc Christmas tale.” I returned home for Christmas break to discover that my younger brother was now the proud owner and caretaker of a rather obnoxious iguana…not the most cuddly of pets. Andrew kept the green, three-foot long (mostly tail) reptile in a large glass aquarium complete with a heat lamp to keep the cute little fellow (not sure of its gender, btw) nice and toasty in my parent’s notoriously cold house…my penny-pinching mom never set the thermostat above 65 degrees.
As soon as I crossed the threshold, Andrew came running and asked if I’d like to see his iguana. I wasn’t sure of what he meant by “iguana,” but I indulged him and hoped for the best. Well, it turned out “iguana” actually meant a real iguana and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. First mistake: placing Iggy’s (yes, that was its name) heat lamp on the newly laid carpet in my brother’s room. Result: a perfectly round six-inch circle of melted carpet which was discovered by my mother who tracked down the offending odor of said melting carpet.
But wait, it gets better. This particular day was unseasonably warm for late-December. Second mistake: taking Iggy out onto the back deck without his leash (yes, Iggy had a leash) to enjoy the warm sun. However (there’s always a however), Andrew failed to inform me (yes, I’m shifting some of the blame his way) that iguanas use their long tails as whip-like weapons. Result: adorable Iggy unexpectedly whipped me in the face with his tail as I held him. I promptly dropped him in shock and Iggy promptly jumped off the deck, hauled ass across the backyard and disappeared into the woods never to be seen again as Andrew looked on in dismay. And all I could say in my own defense was “Who knew an iguana could run so fast?”
I Almost Killed You with Caramel on Christmas Eve.
My significant other and I were spending our first Christmas as husband and wife alone together. I was in the Army and stationed in Germany when my wife joined me there soon after we were married in April of 1990. We lived in military housing which consisted of a miniscule apartment with a miniscule kitchen in which my wife planned on cooking her first Christmas dinner for two. She wanted to get a jump on the cooking by preparing my favorite dessert, bonafi, a sort of banana pie with caramel and a whipped topping, a day early.
It was Christmas Eve as I walked into that small apartment after attending a military ceremony that required me to wear my dress uniform with ribbons and medals (admittedly few in number) and dress shirt and epaulets and all the trimmings. As soon as I walked in I was assailed by an odor that smelled like burnt metal and impending doom. I quickly deduced that it was emanating from our tiny kitchen and moved to investigate. I remember seeing a small pot sitting on our gas stove with a can, and by can, I mean not something dumped from a can into the pot. Whatever was in the can was still in the can which was in a pot that was sitting atop a flame. I was somewhat confused. Where the hell was my angelic wife and why was there a can cooking in a pot unattended?
As I stood in our cramped kitchen pondering these existential questions, the can proceeded to explode. It turns out that the can contained condensed milk that when heated, IN WATER, caramelizes and it is this caramelized condensed milk that is the key ingredient in bonafi. The resulting explosion covered everything, me, the stove, fridge, walls, ceiling, floor, and the lone window, with semi-solid caramel. So there I stood, in my dress uniform, covered in quickly solidifying liquid caramel, wondering, “What the hell just happened?”
It turns out the love of my life had, in fact, placed the can of condensed milk in a pot of water prior to being called into work and simply forgot her previous actions. She was a legal assistant at the base’s JAG office and had been called in for some legal “emergency” on Christmas Eve. Needless to say, the water quickly boiled off and the can continued to “cook” and I just happened to walk in when the contents of the can reached critical mass. When she returned home she was greeted by a caramelized dress uniform hanging on the door and a husband, stripped to the waist, cleaning caramel off the kitchen ceiling. Here delayed response: “Oh sh!t, I almost killed you with caramel on Christmas Eve.” Two of the above stories are actually mine…numbers 3 and 4.
Got a busy person or family on your Christmas list? Don’t know what to get them? Well, since you’re reading this post, you certainly know that we here at MagicKitchen.com have the solution to your gift giving problem…snuggies! You know, that fleece blanket/pajama thing that was popular a few years…oh wait, we don’t sell snuggies here, we sell flavorful and nutritious meals and that is, of course, the solution to your gift giving conundrum.
You know the type of mega-busy person or family on your list…they’re like the Tasmanian Devil, always in motion, spinning (hopefully without the slobbering or animal noises) from one thing to the next, whether it’s work, or the gym, or Tommy’s soccer practice, or Mary’s clarinet lesson, or a family function, or on an envious vaca, or yoga class, or shopping, or God knows where. And on their way from one event to the next, they probably stop at a fast food joint for a fine dinner of greasy burgers, chicken-like nuggets, sodium drenched fries, and sugar-filled and caffeinated soda. Help them stop the madness! Give them the gift of delicious and nutrient dense meals (not snuggies) from MagicKitchen.com.
Most people feel juuuuuust a bit guilty either eating fast food themselves or feeding it to their children. Its primary appeal isn’t its low cost or taste, but its convenience. It’s food that’s prepared and presented extremely fast, hence the name, that can be consumed quickly, without the bothersome use of silverware. However, its nutritional value leaves, shall we say, something to be desired. Well, guess what? Go ahead, guess. Seriously, make a guess. Yeah, I was never a fan of the “guess what?” question either. I mean, what am I guessing? At least give me some choices…but I digress.
The answer to my lame “guess what?” query is that MagicKitchen.com is just as convenient as fast food, perhaps even more so as we will deliver fully cooked, delectable and nutritious meals straight to your gift recipient’s door. All that’s required of the recipient is to heat up the meals (instructions included) and serve, either in the recyclable containers provided or on grandma’s flatware…your choice. What the **** could be more convenient than that? And those pangs of guilt?…gone!
And if the busy person on your list has specific dietary needs, we’ve got that covered too…diabetic and dialysis friendly, low fat, low sodium, low carb, dairy free, gluten free…told you we’ve got it covered. More examples of having everything covered: we also offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, meal packages, desserts, sides, soups, snacks, single-person meals, family meals, an a la carte menu, single gift certificates and group gift certificates to which others can contribute.
So, give the busy person or family in your life the gift of both flavor and convenience this holiday season, oh yeah, and the gift of guilt relief as well, with delicious and nutritious food delivered right to their door from MagicKitchen.com (save the snuggie for another occasion).
Most people associate cravings with pregnant women…you know, pickles dipped in peanut butter or cookie dough and mustard. However, we all tend to have cravings from time to time and research suggests that these cravings are caused by a mineral or vitamin deficiency within our bodies. In other words, it’s your body “talking” to you like this, “Hey Lucy, I just checked our magnesium level and it’s awfully low, so why don’t you go scarf about 300 M & Ms because, you know, M & Ms are chocolate and chocolate is chock full of magnesium and never mind all those empty calories that come along with 300 M & Ms because we’re getting the magnesium that we’re lacking so it’s all good.” (our bodies tend to talk to us in long, run-on sentences…a little known fact).
Well, guess what? There are other sources of magnesium aside from high calorie chocolate. Wait, hold up, why do we need magnesium in the first place? I’ll tell you…we need it as it helps with blood pressure regulation, blood sugar control, and protein synthesis and a prolonged deficiency can lead to osteoporosis, tension, migraine headaches and anxiety and depression. So the next time you find yourself craving chocolate, it could be your body telling you something. In that case, reach for some almonds, a banana, black beans, spinach or chard rather than the high calorie chocolate.
Your cravings for sugary snacks follow the same rule as above with the only difference being what your body is lacking and hence, craving. This time it could be low levels of chromium, phosphorus, sulfur and/or tryptophan. Chromium supports insulin function which helps regulate blood sugar levels and a lack of it has been linked to glucose intolerance which can lead to type 2 diabetes. Instead of feeding your chromium craving with jelly beans, keep some pears or Brazil nuts on hand, or hit up a raw bar for some mussels or oysters.
Phosphorus is essential for skeletal and organ health and a deficiency can lead to osteoporosis, joint and muscle aches and anxiety. So put away the Skittles and instead nosh on some sunflower seeds, almonds, brown rice or tuna.
As for sulfur, it’s essential for liver metabolism, anti-oxidant defense and joint health and a shortage is linked to fatigue, depression and degenerative diseases. As good as Mikes and Ikes are, put ‘em away and grab an avocado or make a salad with tomatoes, cabbage and onions.
Lastly, tryptophan is an amino acid that assists in the production of niacin and serotonin which is tied to healthy sleep and stable mood. And yes, turkey is a good source of tryptophan as explored in episode six, season nine of Seinfeld in which Jerry drugs his girlfriend with turkey, heavy gravy and wine to induce sleep so that he can play with her vintage toy collection. Anyway, lack of tryptophan is, as one would expect, tied to sleep and mood disorders. That being the case, lose the Sweet Tarts and enjoy some pumpkin and chia seeds, pistachios, eggs, or tuna instead.
Finally, if you’re craving salty snacks like chips or pretzels your chloride tank might be a little low usually from excessive sweating, vomiting or diarrhea or from the consumption of diuretics like caffeine. We usually get plenty of chloride in our diet as it’s present in salt and most processed foods contain plenty of sodium chloride…aka salt. However, that doesn’t preclude our salty snack cravings. That being the case, hide the chips and enjoy some lettuce and tomatoes or slather some celery with peanut butter and then pop some olives.
If you’re anything like me, if unhealthy snacks are in the house I WILL eat them. Therefore, the solution is easy, I keep them out of the house despite the eternal and vocal complaints of my family. As Socrates liked to say, “know thyself,” and I know if it’s in the house it will get eaten. I now consistently snack on nuts, seeds, and just about every type of fruit I can find and if my boys come home with excessive amounts of Halloween candy…well, you know the rest of the story.
If you were sitting on the fence, trying to decide whether or not to have MagicKitchen.com prepare and ship a hearty Thanksgiving dinner to your door, then today is D-day…decision day. If you plan on using our standard, 3-business day delivery service, you must order your meal by 3 PM, Eastern Standard Time, today to ensure you receive it prior to Thanksgiving. We highly recommend you place your order today to ensure a timely delivery as there are things outside our control, such as weather, out there. And who wouldn’t want a full Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixins delivered to their front door? Just askin’.
However, if you wish to use our expedited (and more expensive), one or two-day shipping, then you can push off your decision for another day or so. In that case, you can order AFTER 3 PM EST on the 14th and BEFORE 3:00 PM EST on Wednesday the 15th, use 2-day shipping, and receive your meal on Thursday the 16th or Friday the 17th.
Or order after 3 PM on the 15th and before 3PM on the 16th, use 1-day shipping, and receive your delicious food on Friday the 17th. We recommend receiving your food on Friday the 17th in order to allow for the unexpected and to allow you to inspect your food to ensure you have everything you require and that it fully meets with your satisfaction.
If, however, you’re the ultimate procrastinator like your esteemed author (I’m neither “esteemed,” nor an “author,” btw) then Monday the 20th and Tuesday the 21st are the ultimate, last, drop dead days to order and you’ll be forced to pay for 1-day shipping.
If you order after 3 PM EST on Tuesday, the 21st, your food WILL arrive AFTER Thanksgiving even if you use 1-day shipping. Remember our previous posts regarding the extra stress that arrives with the holidays? Well please do not cause yourself even more stress by waiting until the last minute to order your Thanksgiving food/meal.
Order Today, that’s an order! Don’t worry, I was in the U.S. Army for four years, I’m allowed to give orders (except to my wife).
We have meals for 2-4, and meals for 6-8, with choices of Turkey or Ham! Happy Thanksgiving from MagicKitchen.com!
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Let’s begin this post by discussing the primary causes of stress for most people during the upcoming holiday season. After researching these causes on numerous and varied sites on the internet machine, from women’s magazines (apparently, men do not suffer from holiday induced stress as none of the articles I read were located on men’s magazine sites) to health sites, I think I can sum them up in one word…”too.” That one short word that is often confused with its even shorter homophonic buddy, “to,” was the most common word I encountered during my virtual travels.
When Americans are asked why they feel increased levels of stress during the period from Halloween through New Year’s Day, invariably, the word “too” is used multiple times in their responses. Too much shopping to do, too much travel, I spend too much money, too many parties, too much entertaining, too much cooking, too much work, too much time with family, stores are too crowded, I eat and drink too much, I’m too exhausted, I’m too hungover, I gain too much weight, my expectations are too high…you get the point. Well, we here at MagicKitchen.com have a way to keep your stress at a manageable level.
For those of you out there who claim the holidays involve too much shopping, too much entertaining and too much cooking, let us take the all those “toos” out of your world (for some reason, spell check wanted to change “toos” into “toes” and that would totally change the meaning, don’t you think?). MagicKitchen.com allows you to shop for your holiday meals from the comfort of your own home, in your pajamas while enjoying your favorite latte (and avoid those crowds at the mall and grocery store that are way too big.) Simply peruse our special Thanksgiving meal section or visit our a la carte or complete meal menus and make your selections for whatever holiday shindig (how, exactly, is “shindig” a synonym for “party?” The English language is weird.) you’re hosting or attending.
Our certified chefs will then do all the cooking for you using the freshest ingredients…so much for too much cooking. Next, your meal will be flash frozen to lock in freshness and taste, packed in dry ice and then delivered right to your door. Imagine, an entire meal of a whole turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, rolls, veggies and desert delivered to your front door…one less thing to be stressed out about.
All that’s required of you is to then place our (now your) delicious food in your freezer until the big day and then simply heat it up and serve it to your guests…no mess, no stress. You have now freed up time in your busy holiday schedule to spend as you desire. We would suggest you use that time to relax, binge watch your favorite show (Stranger Things seems to be the series du jour right now), spend time with family, learn a new language (ok, that might be a stretch), get outside, grab a movie, tell your friends about MagicKitchen.com (see how I slipped that in there?), read, or engage in your favorite stress reliever. So there you go, we’ve just removed a couple “toos” from your holidays.