Figures from a number of US supermarket chains are proving that the more traditional Thanksgiving roast has finally been usurped by its ready-prepared cousin, the turkey-to-go. The US National Restaurant Association has revealed that around a third of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day meals will have been bought ready prepared. A spokesman commented: "Used to be you barely saw Mom's and Grandma's faces because they were in the kitchen all day. Now you can actually spend time with them during the holidays."