Let the telephone be your main cooking tool this Christmas, and order in your holiday food.
While filling stockings and wrapping presents for your friends and family, don't forget to get a gift to yourself this holiday—a day off from cooking and cleaning. Plan to pick up a catered meal for Christmas Eve or Christmas day and cross another thing off your to-do list.
Broad Street Baking Company & Cafe (Banner Hall, 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601-362-2900).
Broad Street offers a holiday catering menu that includes Christmas wreath king cakes with chocolate chips, eggnog and rum for $21.95 each; Christmas sugar cookies in various holiday shapes for $2.65 apiece; muffins and pastries; brunch items; chocolate cranberry bread; and German Christmas stollen bread with brandy-soaked fruit, rolled in sugar. Add a dozen Christmas sugar cookies to king cake order and get $5 off, Or you can order butternut squash bisque; spinach and goat cheese salad; and couscous salad with orange ginger vinaigrette. The restaurant is accepting Christmas orders for catering until Dec. 19 and will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas day.
Crazy Cat Bakers (Highland Village, 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 173, 601-362-7448).
The restaurant is offering sausage and grits casserole, bread pudding with brandy butter sauce, milky way pound cake and Geraldine's chocolate cake. Crazy Cat will take orders until at capacity, please pick up before Christmas Eve.
Diamond Jack's Hotel (3990 Washington St., Vicksburg, 601-636-5700).
The casino hotel is open all day Christmas and offers a $15.99 buffet special from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Julep Restaurant and Bar (1305 Northside Drive, Highland Village, 601-362-1411).
Open Christmas Eve by appointment only from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for catering pickup. See the holiday catering menu online at juleprestaurant.com
McDade's Market (Multiple locations, Woodland Hills, 653 Duling Ave., 601-366-5273).
Bring in turkeys or hams to McDade's where they'll smoke it for you for only $14.95. For details, call and ask for the meat department. All locations also offer meat trays; dressing; various casseroles such as sweet-potato casserole; mashed potatoes; vegetables (collards, turnips, green beans, lima beans and peas); and various baked goods such as cakes, pies and rolls.
Primos Cafe (2323 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-936-3398 or 515 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601-898-3600).
Open for the regular menu breakfast Christmas Eve, from 6:30-11 a.m. Catering orders will be available the same hours for pickup. Visit primoscafe.com for more.
Grant's Kitchen (2847 Lakeland Dr., Flowood, 601-665-4764).
The restaurant will serve its regular menu, along with Thanksgiving dishes such as turkey and dressing. Customers can order vegetables and sides in pints, quarts, gallons and half gallons. For prices, visit grantskitchen.com. Pick up catering orders by 2:30 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Cookin' Up a Storm (1491 Canton Mart Road, 601-957-1166).
The restaurant is adding spinach Madeline to the menu. It will be open Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sugar Magnolia Takery (5417 Highway 25, Flowood, 601-992-8110).
Sugar Magnolia Takery will have a full holiday menu including asparagus casserole, butter beans, turkey, spiral-cut ham, dressing and cranberry salsa. The restaurant will accept orders until the last minute. It will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Eve.
See and add more at jfp.ms/christmascatering2013.