Those who are not quite ready to spend hours preparing another elaborate meal are in luck: Puckett’s Grocery and Puckett’s Boat House are offering folks a second chance to avoid holiday cooking by accepting to-go catering orders as well as reservations for Christmas Eve.

Now until Sunday, Dec. 18; catering orders can be placed online or by phone for pick-up at Puckett’s Gro. in downtown Nashville; Puckett’s Gro. in downtown Columbia; or Puckett’s Gro. and Puckett’s Boat House, both in downtown Franklin.

Puckett’s to-go menu boasts classic favorites such as smoked spiral ham; broccoli and rice casserole; corn pudding; cranberry relish and more. Puckett’s award-winning barbecue –including smoked beef brisket, cherry wood smoked pulled pork and smoked baby back ribs — adds a touch of Southern flair to any meal and is also on the catering menu, as well as an assortment of cobblers and pies. Orders can be placed online at www.puckettsgro.com/holiday or by calling the restaurants: Puckett’s Columbia: (931) 490-4550; Puckett’s Franklin: (615) 794-5527 or Puckett’s Nashville: (615) 770-2772.

Known for its Southern twist on seafood favorites, Puckett’s Boat House’s catering menu includes a variety of non-traditional holiday options including chicken and sausage jambalaya; gumbo; and pineapple casserole. The restaurant’s signature oyster dressing; white cheddar whiskey grits; key lime pie and carrot cake are also available, among other offerings. To-go catering orders from Puckett’s Boat House can be placed online at www.puckettsboathouse.com/holiday or by phone at (615) 790-2309.

Each restaurant’s hours on Christmas Eve will vary by location, and reservations are recommended for all. Puckett’s Gro. in Nashville will be open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and serving from the full menu. Puckett’s Gro. in Columbia and Franklin will be open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and serving from the breakfast and lunch menus only. Puckett’s Boat House will open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will only offer its brunch buffet for $17.99 per person.

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