November 8, 2011 in spon
There are exactly 16 days until Thanksgiving! Are you ready?
Butterball was kind enough to send me a couple turkey certificates (worth $15 which will buy you a decent sized turkey) to give away to my amazing readers but before we get to that, let’s talk turkey day tips!
Start Planning! If you haven’t already, you need to start. Right now. Plan your menu, plan your timeframe, plan anything and everything.
The way I plan is SO simple but so effective. I use Google Docs and make spreadsheets for everything! I have my menu on one, a grocery list on another, and my grocery store sales on a third. That way all I have to do when I’m at the store, is open the Docs app on my phone (or your browser if you don’t have the app) and there’s my list.
Do Ahead! Think about what can be done ahead of time.
Pie crusts can be made, wrapped tightly, and stored in the fridge for a day or 2. Cookies can be done weeks in advance if you wrap them well and stick them in the freezer. Some casseroles will hold up well overnight in the fridge. Bread can be done the day before and reheated in the oven right before dinner. Cheese can be shredded, cornbread for stuffing can be baked, there are tons of things that you can get done the day before Thanksgiving!
Try not to stress out! Yes, it’s a big day and I know your to-do list is a mile long but try to enjoy yourself. Have a glass of wine and take a minute to breathe if you have to. No one will remember if the turkey is done 30 minutes after it was supposed to be done, I promise!
And don’t forget that Butterball has their Turkey Talk-Line (1-800-Butterball!) with experts waiting to help you with all your turkey questions!
And now for the giveaway!
I’ve got a $15 Butterball turkey certificate to give to two of you guys.
The giveaway will end Friday November 11 at 10 pm Mountain time. I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to get back to me. If I haven’t heard from them at that point I will draw another winner. I will get the checks in the mail the following day so there’s plenty of time for them to get to the winners.
The giveaway is only open in the US. Sorry my international people, I still love you.
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