An InTown Suites Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year, combining family, football and food, all on one day! If you’re away from home this year, not to worry. You can do a quick search for restaurants serving a Thanksgiving meal, or you can put together a fun and festive Thanksgiving dinner of you own, when you stay in one of our One-Bedroom Apartments. These guestrooms come with a full size fridge, microwave and an oven with four burners. Here’s our menu for a no-fuss (yet delicious) InTown Suites Thanksgiving dinner.

Turkey Legs with Roasted Root Vegetables

Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes with Chives

Lemony Green Beans with Fried Onions

Pumpkin Pie

Here’s how to do it:

At the Grocery Store
Instead of picking up a whole turkey, when you’re at the grocery store, pick up a package of turkey legs. Most people love the extra flavor in the dark meat, and it’s always fun to eat with your hands caveman style. In the prepared section of the produce department, look for a package of cut-up root vegetables. If you can’t find any, no worries, picked up some peeled carrots (mini carrots will work fine), some shallots and ask if the store will cut up a butternut or acorn squash for you.

Also in the produce department, grab a bag of French-style green beans, 1 lemon, a package of microwave mashed potatoes and a bunch of fresh chives.

After picking up a can of fried onions, and a small bottle of olive oil, swing by the spice aisle to pick up some salt and pepper. In the dairy aisle, grab a small tub of sour cream.

Finally head to the bakery section and pick out the best looking pumpkin pie.

In the Kitchen:
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

While the oven is heating, spread the root vegetables on a baking tray. If you had to buy shallots, unpeel them first. Sprinkle the vegetables with salt and pepper, add a nice glug of olive oil and then mix with your hands. On top of the vegetables place your turkey legs, season with salt and pepper and rub the legs with a tablespoon or two of olive oil. Slice the lemon in half, and squeeze the juice of one half of the lemon over the turkey legs.

Place the tray in the oven and roast for 1.5 hours.

Relax, you’ve got over an hour to chill out and catch the game on the big screen television.

When there is about 15 minutes left for the turkey legs to finish cooking, heat up a frying pan or skillet over medium heat and add about a tablespoon of olive oil. When the olive oil shimmers in the pan, add the green beans and sautee until bright green. Remove from the heat, take the remaining half of the lemon and squeeze it over the green beans. Sprinkle the green beans with the fried onions.

For the mashed potatoes, reheat in the microwave according to instructions. When the time is up, remove from the microwave. Add a giant spoonful of sour cream and mix in, to make the potatoes extra decadent. Sprinkle some cut up chives on top.

Once the turkey is cooked, remove the baking tray from the oven, turn the oven down to 200 degrees, and slip in the pumpkin pie

The best part about cooking only the turkey’s legs is that there is no carving required, everyone gets their own leg! Serve the legs with the roasted root vegetables, mashed potatoes and green beans.

After enjoying your Thanksgiving meal, clean-up is a breeze, since the kitchen has a dishwasher. After the main dishes are put away, and any leftovers are stored in the fridge, shut off the oven and remove the pie.

Enjoy a nice warm slice of pie while catching the rest of the football game and enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving Day!

Best Delivery in Cincinnati, Ohio


We get it. Everyone need a littler delivery food every now and then. Even though our InTown Suites rooms come with fully equipped kitchens (and our new 1 bedroom suites feature even more amenities), at the end of a long day, you can be too tired to whip up a meal. Or perhaps you’re just craving a certain type of cuisine. Either way, if you’re looking to indulge, here are our favorite places to order deliver from in Cincinnati Ohio.

Alabama Que – Barbecue
Southern Barbecue in the Mid West? You bet! Alabama Que serves up delicious, slow cooked meats, along with all your favorite BBQ sides, and a varied selection of iced teas. All of the meats are god, but our favorite are the smoky Turkey Tips.

Amma’s Kitchen – Indian
Amma’s Kitchen makes the most delicious Indian food in Cincinnati. You might be surprised that it’s all vegetarian – but you won’t miss the meat! Their dosas are spectacular, as is their Pangal rice dish.

Ban Thai – Thai
Craving a plate of Pad Thai? Call up Ban Thai and they will deliver it to your room hot, and fresh. Their duck dishes are also delightful. In the mood for a few maki rolls too? Ban Thai also makes respectable sushi.

Cincy By The Slice – Pizza
No extra thin crusts or gourmet toppings like brie and arugula at this pizza joint. But if you’re looking for the classic, Brooklyn style pizza that is cut into giant slices, then this is the pizza place for you.

Meatball Kitchen – Italian
On a chilly winter’s night, nothing is as hearty and comforting as a meal from Meatball Kitchen. As the name suggests, this place is all about the balls. The menu here is pretty simple, you pick the protein source for your meatball, then choose to have them on top of a sandwich, pasta or a salad, then you choose your sauce. Meals here are very affordable, ranging from $7-$8 for mains.

Young’s Kitchen – Chinese
Fast, fresh, tasty, and inexpensive! All of these reasons are why we give Young’s Kitchen Chinese Food our stamp of approval. They delivery person will be at your door before you know it. Everything is made to order, and their egg rolls are hand rolled.

What’s your favorite place to order delivery from in Cincinnati?




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