Next week is gonna be Thanksgiving week at RMK. So to get us all ready for the yummy recipes to come, I have a giveaway. This Butterball Turkey giveaway will give 2 lucky readers their main item for their Thanksgiving meal – the turkey.
Thanksgiving is this girl’s FAVORITE holiday. There is just something about gathering together as family for an amazing turkey dinner. Where a meal is comprised of things that are usually reserved for this day or at least the combined collection of dishes is reserved just for this day. Then you also look back on the past year and reflect upon all of the things that you are grateful for. It is the best feeling ever.
I am frustrated that lately, Thanksgiving seems to be getting ever so slowly pushed aside for Christmas. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas. However, I personally love Thanksgiving more. I mean Christmas already basically had the whole month of December. There is even Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving and I always looked forward to Black Friday as my end to Thanksgiving and a way to usher in the Christmas season. However, now Black Friday shopping has crept over to Thanksgiving. Stores are now open on Thanksgiving, which takes people away from enjoying the day. Well, that’s my 2 cents.
Anyway, turkey is the center piece of your Thanksgiving meal and Butterball turkeys are my fave.
They are so moist and yummy. You can just salt and pepper your bird and it comes out tasting fabulous! Not only does Butterball make a great turkey, they have been helping folks out with their Thanksgiving meal for years. Their Turkey Talk-Line experts are available to answer your Thanksgiving meal questions, share ways to save, or to gobble up any turkey-day cooking myths. I used them before when trying to deep fry a turkey. They were right there to help me out.
You can also go to Butterball’s website to plan the perfect amount of servings you need in their perfect portion planner. Just plug in the amount of adults and kids you plan on serving into the planner. There are boxes you can check to say we want leftovers, we are big eaters, or we are light eaters. Then, it will tell you the size of turkey you need along with the amount of stuffing. So simple. They also have video guides on topics such as how to thaw or carve.
This year Butterball also has an app to help you out – Butterball Cookbook Plus.
It includes recipes, your own recipe box, and a meal builder. They really are working to ensure families have a golden Thanksgiving this year. I also wanted to help you out by sharing my golden rules for Thanksgiving to make sure your holiday meal is picture perfect. Here are my rules.
1. Have a plan – you need to have a plan and make sure it is detailed including grocery shopping, recipes, time frame, etc.
2. Enlist help – you don’t want to be completely frazzled on the big day. Get guests to help out by bringing a dish or utilize bakeries, ect. for some of your menu. I have done this before by purchasing pies.
3. Prepare before the big day – make those items that can be prepared in advance in advance! Things like cranberry sauce, dressing, pies, and casseroles can be prepared ahead of time.
4. Use shortcuts – if there are shortcuts you can use to make life easier for you then do it. This could be making your mashed potatoes in the slow cooker. This way you can leave them for a while and when you are ready to prepare them you can. Then you can place them back in the slow cooker to be kept warm.
To enter to win this Butterball Turkey giveaway for one of the 2 $20 turkey certificates from Butterball, leave a comment telling me you Thanksgiving golden rule. You have until Wednesday Nov 14 at midnight (MST) to enter!