Between the flooding, the black-outs, the hours-long lines for gas, the hours-long lines to vote, and oh yeah, the snow, it's possible that you forgot about another thing it's time to start worrying about: Thanksgiving.
But don't panic. You still have time, and we have a few options for those who suddenly find themselves saddled with the responsibility of cooking. Assuming, of course, that you make it out of that gas line in time.
Fort Greene's Prospect is hosting a pre-Thanksgiving cooking class, structured to guide first timers and veteran turkey-carvers alike through the perilous task of feeding a group of grousing family members.
Executive Chef Kyle McClelland will instruct participants on how to brine and cook a turkey, as well as create the following gourmet specialties suitable for even the most discerning of Brooklyn palates: foie gras stuffing, fresh cranbery sauce, roasted squash, green bean casserole, roasted Brussels sprouts and a specialty called "green candy."
The class will take place on Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. and is open to 14 people.
Not into cooking? Who can blame you, with all you have going on right now. Here are some nearby restaurants that will shoulder the burden for you:
Brancaccio's in Windsor Terrace is currently taking orders for an epic Thanksgiving smorgasbord, which feeds up to six people and includes the following:
Turkey with lemon, garlic and aromatics, focaccia bread stuffing, cornbread, sausage and pistachio dressing, bourbon bacon and turkey gravy, cranberry with orange zest sauce, string beans, maple glazed sweet potatoes, roasted root vegetable soup, horseradish mashed potatoes, Caputo's Bakery dinner rolls and an apple or pumpkin pie.
Cost is $160. Deadline to order is Nov. 16, with pick-up on Nov. 21.
Undaunted by the turkey, but dreading the fixings? Applewood in Park Slope will take care of the pesky side dishes for you, including sweet potato puree or herbed new potatoes, roasted fall root vegetables, butternut squash soup, fresh cranberry chutney, pecan stuffing and turkey gravy.
Orders must be placed by Nov. 13, and cost ranges from $70 for two people to $285 for ten. Uncooked turkeys can also be purchased for $4.75 per pound. Pick-up is on Nov. 20 or 21.
Also in Park Slope, high-class bbq joint Fort Reno is offering a menu of smoked turkey, mashed potatoes with caramelized onions, sausage stuffing, bourbon carrots, Brussels sprouts with bacon and honey and apple cranberry chutney.
Cost is $35 per person and additional sides are $12 per pound. Huge bonus: Thanksgiving day delivery is available. Orders must be placed by Nov. 18.
Know of a great Thanksgiving option we missed? Let us know in the comments below.