I'm desperate! We live in Chicago, and we always go to my sister's in the Thousand Oaks area for Thanksgiving. They don't like to cook, so I come out a day early to do all the shopping, prep, and make everything from scratch--from brining the turkey to the pie. But this year our group of eight has now ballooned to 22, and I just found out about this. So I'm in a panic.
Clearly I need gourmet carry out, which is difficult since I'm not as aware of the resources in the LA area. On this site, I found Joan's on Third and Clementine's, but it looks as though the deadline for placing the order was this afternoon. I definitely plan on calling first thing in the morning and shamelessly begging, but in case this is futile, do you have any suggestions?
This is difficult partly because I've set the bar so high in past years. I think the quality needs to be higher end. I could easily still do the turkey if I could find the side dishes. So frustrating because the Joan's menu looked PERFECT (I had trouble with the fonts for Clementine's).
I'd be eternally grateful if anyone has ANY ideas...and I'm not ruling out bribery!
Thanks so much for your help, ideas, suggestions...anything!