Disclosure: Butterball provided me with a turkey gift check, as well as two other turkey gift checks to giveaway, in exchange for a post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Thanksgiving is almost two weeks away. Yep…two weeks. I know I say this a lot, but holy cow…this year is FLYING.
I truly love this time of the year. Family gatherings mean so much to me, because as the years pass, it seems like we get busier and busier. Thanksgiving is just one of those times where we can all sit around the table and catch up on each other’s year. It’s so different from our Thanksgiving dinners from 15-20 years ago.
When we were younger, the adults would have their own table and the kids would have their own table. The adults would serve themselves on china, and the kids would eat on disposable plates. I mean, I totally understand why. I also understand why we didn’t get a tablecloth at the kid table. We sort of made a mess. 😛 Now, we all eat at the same table, and I nervously/carefully eat my meal on china (a clumsy person’s nightmare).
The food has changed as we’ve gotten older, too. Of course, there was (and still is) Butterball turkey and cornbread dressing as the main components of the meal. However, the picky kid palates are no more, so we’ve gone from mac & cheese (from a box) to cheesy cauliflower and sweet potato casserole to sweet potato souffle. While the general ideas are the same, it’s interesting to see how things have changed.
Even the topics of conversation have morphed from report card grades and what we’re asking Santa for this Christmas, to college/careers, sports and politics. With so many adults at one table now, the volume of conversation starts at a normal volume, and seemingly gets louder and louder until you can no longer hear the football game that is on TV in the background. It can be a bit overwhelming to an outsider, but I mean…that’s just how my family is.
Now, before any of the family conversations happen, Thanksgiving starts early in the morning simply with a turkey. Turkey for us is the heart of our Thanksgiving meal…it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the turkey. Butterball is all about being a part of your family’s Thanksgiving. From quality turkey to great recipes and helpful turkey advice/how-to articles (hello, turkey calculator!), Butterball is there to help you host an amazing Thanksgiving gathering.
This year, Butterball is embracing the throwback, made popular by Throwback Thursday (#TBT). Butterball is encouraging families and friends this year to throwback and recall favorite Thanksgiving moments by sharing Thanksgiving family photos, memories and favorite (or not-so-favorite) vintage dishes on their Facebook page. Butterball is also bringing past Thanksgivings into the present by opening the Butterball archives and sharing their favorite throwback recipes. And of course, there’s always the help from the Turkey Talk-Line experts, who have been around for 30+ years, offering home cooks turkey-related advice around the November/December holiday season.
To gear up for the upcoming holidays, the generous folks at Butterball are offering a $20 turkey gift check to TWO readers of The Nifty Foodie.
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Note: This giveaway is supplied by Butterball, and is open to readers in the continental US only. Entries will be accepted until November 15th, 2015 at 11:59pm (central standard time). Winner will be emailed (make sure you leave an email address in the form), and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.