Several line up for prepared Christmas dinners - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Several line up for prepared Christmas dinners

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

For many the holidays mean lots of baking and vast home cooked meals. But for others, it's a mixture of home cooking and food prepared for pick up.

It's one of the busiest days of the year for those providing hams and other holiday favorites.

Many people spent the day cooking for family members, but others chose to wait in line instead.

"It is very convenient, and you don't have to cook," said Jeanne Pollard.

Each year more Americans decide they won't spend their holiday slaving over a hot stove.

"I am picking up my honey baked ham," said Pollard.

We caught up with Jeanne Pollard at Honey Baked Ham. She says it has been a tradition in her family for years to pick up a cooked ham rather than cooking one, themselves.

"I am picking it up for the convenience and everybody enjoys it," said Pollard.

And it wasn't any different over at Taylor's Market.

"We do a lot of hams, a lot of turkeys, we do fried turkey's also," said Buddy York, Taylor's Market Co-Owner.

Dawn Cannon is choosing to cook but as she waited for the steaks she ordered, she saw just how many people were picking up pre-made food for the holidays.

"They are picking up everything, from pimento cheese, to ham, I have been watching people pick up all kind of things today," said Dawn Cannon.

Proof that more and more people wanted to skip the headache of cooking and decide to pick up their Christmas meal instead, freeing up more of their time for family.

"I think it is just so they can spend a little bit more time with their family, I think it makes it easy for them they work all week like the rest of us, and it is just one of those deals where you come in and get it and grab it hot and eat it," said Dawn Cannon.

Whether you are having a traditional holiday feast or maybe an untraditional ready to eat one, most people just want to be surrounded by their family for the holidays.

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Love in the park

    Love in the park

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-03-25 22:15:19 GMT
    Avalon Park was full of people, children and good food (Source: WALB)Avalon Park was full of people, children and good food (Source: WALB)

    A neighborhood came together to get Albany children out of the house to play. Folks who live in Avalon Park organized an event for the children in the area to enjoy the weather and being outdoors.

    More >>

    A neighborhood came together to get Albany children out of the house to play. Folks who live in Avalon Park organized an event for the children in the area to enjoy the weather and being outdoors.

    More >>
  • Residents are 'Peanut Proud' in Blakely

    Residents are 'Peanut Proud' in Blakely

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-03-25 22:12:03 GMT
    The 9th annual Peanut Festival took place on Saturday, March 25 (Source: WALB)The 9th annual Peanut Festival took place on Saturday, March 25 (Source: WALB)

    Early County is proud of it's peanut history.  The annual Peanut Proud festival is more than just a party. It honors the peanut industry, and what it means to the community.

    More >>

    Early County is proud of it's peanut history.  The annual Peanut Proud festival is more than just a party. It honors the peanut industry, and what it means to the community.

    More >>
  • Family Day must go on for the Museum of Art

    Family Day must go on for the Museum of Art

    Saturday, March 25 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-03-25 21:56:18 GMT
    Family Day must still go on (Source: WALB)Family Day must still go on (Source: WALB)

    The Albany Museum of Art is still recovering from storm damage but that didn't stop them from holding their family fun day. 

    More >>

    The Albany Museum of Art is still recovering from storm damage but that didn't stop them from holding their family fun day. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly