Thanksgiving Round-Up and Butterball Turkey Giveaway! 10 Winners!

Thanksgiving is one of the best Holidays of the year isn’t it? Talk about the best food ever!! Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, green bean casserole….the list goes on and on. I am drooling even thinking about it!

The nice folks from Butterball are offering 10 lucky Picky Palate readers a free Thanksgiving Turkey (in the form of a $15 Coupon). How fun is that? See bottom of post to enter.

If there are a few things I’ve learned over the years it has been the following things:

1. Test out the recipes you are preparing for Thanksgiving in ADVANCE! No need for any added stress if a recipe doesn’t turn out how you expected 🙂

2. Have family help bring food to dinner. The host absolutely should not have to prepare the entire meal him/herself.

3. Prepare what you can the night before to save yourself some time in the kitchen. I try to do all of my desserts the night before 🙂

4. Have a clean up party with your guests! Don’t be left with a gigantic mess all by your lonesome 🙂

5. Most importantly enjoy every moment!

Here are some of my favorite Picky Palate Thanksgiving Recipes tried and true! Hope y’all enjoy!

The Best Stuffing Ever! Sourdough Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Cheesy Bacon Green Bean Casserole Pot Pie


Simple Butter Herb Thanksgiving Turkey (scroll down to 2nd recipe)

Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Vanilla Sheet Cake

Remember that the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line lady is also available to answer your Thanksgiving meal questions, share ways to save or to gobble up any turkey-day cooking myths. Their number is 1-800-BUTTERBALL.

Here’s How To Enter to win one of 10 Free Turkeys:

1. Tell us in a comment…..“Have you had any Thanksgiving Disasters that you’ve turned into something fun?”  Let’s hear those Turkey Day stories!

2. For extra entries, Follow Picky Palate on Twitter, RSS Feed and Like us on Facebook. Leave 3 separate comments for this.

3. Contest ends Friday November 11, 8am PST, Winners chosen by and will be notified by email. Coupons provided by Butterball.

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949 Responses
  1. Vickie

    I’m grateful to say that I haven’t had any real disasters on Thanksgiving! it’s my favorite meal of the year to cook!

  2. courtney

    So far not yet. At the transition stage in life where you conform to immediate family rather than the big ol extended family because grandparents aren’t there anymore. Needing to make our own little traditions desperately in efforts not to miss them so much at these times.

  3. Rebecca

    Not a disaster, just an unconventional thanksgiving. Last year my husband missed Thanksgiving for a 2nd year in a row, due to deployments. So my children and I made homemade mashed potaties (to say they were gummy is an understatement), breaded turkey breasts, garlic toast (slightly over toasted) and brownies. Best Thanksgiving ever!

  4. Angela Easton

    I burnt our homemade sweet rolls and had to cut off the bottoms. Thankfully, no one noticed so I guess it wouldn’t be considered a “disaster” but definitely close especially in a family of bread-lovers!

  5. Ashley

    I had about ten people all together in our house last Thanksgiving and our turkey did not get done until about two hours later than expected, and everybody ate the meal without the turkey!!! So, needless to say, we had a lot of left over turkey. It was fun though!

  6. jamie

    i actually have never had a thanksgiving day disaster? thanks for the turkey giveaway. and i’m loving your thanksgiving recipes!

  7. Carol G

    Years ago I decided to have the family come to my house and cook Thanksgiving dinner all by myself, after all how hard could it be? (shaking my head smiling) My Mom made it look so easy… I bought a turkey that had a plastic tube which popped out when it was done, however you had to twist it to a ‘cook’ position which I must have read over. Everything else was completed a good 3 hours and my turkey still hadn’t ‘popped’. When we decided to take it out it was really done and dry. We had a turkey-less Thanksgiving and I am still teased that I tried to make my Southern family ‘vegetarian’! lol Nowadays I let my brother fry our turkeys, they taste much better 🙂

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