Bringing Family Together This Thanksgiving with Butterball + Giveaway
This is a partnered post with Butterball.
Growing up, I remember my mom waking up early Thanksgiving morning to start the day-long process of making Thanksgiving dinner. From homemade stuffing to sweet potato casserole to a juicy, golden Butterball turkey, Thanksgiving was always a day I looked forward to. When it came to buying a turkey, I’ve always gone for the Butterball turkey. Part of it is because it’s the turkey of choice my mom made when I was growing up, but the other part is because Butterball turkeys are amazing! They are juicy and full of flavor and I am definitely looking forward to our Butterball Turkey this Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving has always been a special time of year for me. Not only because it’s a day filled with lots of food, family and friends, but also because it was around the time my oldest son was born and when my husband proposed to me. It literally is one of my favorite times of year (other than Christmas of course).
This year, I’m looking forward to having a Thanksgiving dinner with all 6 of our kids in addition to playing Christmas music (yes!!!), watching movies and playing games together. Check out these flashback Thanksgiving pictures of our family over the years!
Throwbacks to Thanksgiving
The Star of Thanksgiving Dinner
We all know that Thanksgiving is filled with yummy dishes, but the star of Thanksgiving Dinner is without doubt the turkey. We like to do it right and present our Thanksgiving dinners with a Butterball turkey! We’ve cooked our turkeys in the oven, in a countertop roaster (the meat literally fell off the bone) and even smoked it in our smoker bbq! All ways you do it, the Butterball turkey is the best!
I remember the first time I cooked a turkey, I was so nervous! I was worried my turkey would turn out like the turkey on National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (ya know, when it deflated). I’ve never had that issue with my Butterball Turkeys! If you do have questions and need help cooking your turkey, simply call the Turkey Talk-Line or check out Butterball’s other helps.
How is Butterball Providing Help to Thanksgiving Cooks This Year?
The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line has evolved how they help cooks and this year they are able to provide expert advice in many ways:
- Text Help (844-877-3456): Send the Turkey Talk-Line a text! Holiday cooking text help will be available starting Nov. 1, with extended hours starting the week of Thanksgiving.
- Facebook and Twitter: Help is available through the Butterball Facebook and Twitter pages with tips, special savings and more.
- Pinterest: Find Thanksgiving recipe inspiration for your holiday celebration on the Butterball Pinterest page.
- Instagram: Follow Butterball on Instagram to get a behind-the-scenes look, recipe development for our Thanksgiving meal and more.
- Live Chats: Engage with turkey experts through Live Chats on Butterball.com during November and December and receive real-time suggestions and advice.
- Butterball App: Download the free Butterball Cookbook Plus™ app on your Apple or Android device to get recipe ideas and cooking advice at your fingertips.
- Email: Contact the Talk-Line via email by visiting Butterball.com.
- 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372): Turkey Talk-Line experts will be available this season starting November 1, 2017, through December 24, 2017, to answer questions and assist all Thanksgiving cooks.
Turkey Emoji Anyone?
In other exciting news, Butterball recently launched a campaign to make a Thanksgiving Turkey emoji a reality! Did you know that every other major holiday has an emoji except for Thanksgiving? This is intended to spur excitement for the holiday season among media and consumers by encouraging them to sign the petition on Change.org. I signed the petition. Did you?
Finally…Butterball’s First-Ever Consumer Survey
The last topic in new and exciting Butterball news is the first-ever consumer survey. Butterball conducted its first-ever consumer survey this year for a pulse on Thanksgiving preppers’ expectations and realities when it comes to one of the most important meals of the year. The survey found:
- Two-thirds of Americans rank Thanksgiving as one of their favorite holidays.
- Two-thirds of Americans like to incorporate new traditions into their celebrations…many of which include cooking up new and different recipes for loved ones to enjoy.
- Out of all things Thanksgiving preparers cook up, they’re most proud of the turkey. And 88 percent prep it the old-school way: in an oven.
- 84 percent feel excited about preparing the meal, and 74 percent of Americans don’t expect Thanksgiving to be perfect.
- It’s the turkey! Despite the overall positivity around the holiday, first-time millennial preparers are still feeling the pressure. Eight in 10 first-time cooks worry about cooking the turkey correctly. This number drops among experienced preparers, but still 43% worry about getting it right.
2 lucky winners will each receive a $20 check (courtesy of Butterball) to use towards their Thanksgiving grocery purchase!!!
Are you ready for Thanksgiving?
What dishes do you like to include with your meal?