Here on Cape Cod, we’re not too far away from where the Pilgrims held the first Thanksgiving dinner, which celebrated a bountiful harvest after a year of severe hardships.

While the Casual Gourmet didn’t provide the turkey or trimmings or sweets for that particular Thanksgiving, we have been a part of this holiday celebration for hundreds of Cape Codders for more than 20 years.

Following time-honored recipes, written lovingly on scraps of paper now spotted with grease stains, the Casual Gourmet kitchen roasts nearly 120 turkeys, mashes hundreds of pounds of potatoes, and bakes what seems like a million desserts. Whether it’s because gravy is a pain to make, or our famous Mile High Apple Pie tastes just like what their aunt used to make, or because ordering a whole dinner for 16 allows them a lot more time to enjoy with their family (instead of being in the kitchen!), for so many, Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t be complete without Casual Gourmet.

In this year, when so many families are experiencing hardships, it is particularly appropriate to spend a few moments to give thanks for the time we have with our family and friends, our health and spirit, and the food that graces our table. And we at the Casual Gourmet want to extend a very sincere thank you to all our customers who allow us to be part of their holiday traditions. Happy Thanksgiving!