Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. My children are baffled by this; they like Halloween (costumes! and candy!) and Christmas (presents! and candy!) and of course their birthdays, which we treat like holidays. They don’t understand why I would choose Thanksgiving — which comes without costumes or candy or presents — as my favorite special day each year.
Actually, it’s precisely because there are no presents or costumes or fancy festivities that I love Thanksgiving. I love the idea of sitting down at the table with people we love, and taking a moment to be grateful for what we have. Each year, I am thankful for my children and my husband and our extended family.
I’m also thankful for the turkey dinner; Thanksgiving food is my favorite food ever. Especially the turkey.
This is my second year blogging for Butterball; I’m excited to be back. Working with the Turkey Talk-Line experts has given me a new appreciation for Thanksgiving dinner, and for the love and care that goes into planning and preparing the meal. More than that, though, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts have truly convinced me that anyone can cook a turkey, and serve a delicious, elegant meal.
I have to say, up front, that I am not a great cook; I get easily flustered and frustrated in the kitchen. But I like to entertain, and I like to serve good food. For years, though, I was daunted by the idea of hosting anything as elaborate as Thanksgiving dinner; I really believed that only the most talented of chefs could serve a meal that was really worth of the holiday.
The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts completely changed my mind about that.
Thanksgiving dinner is a simple meal to prepare; it’s not hard to roast a turkey, particularly a Butterball. When you bring that turkey to the table, people assume that you’ve spent the entire day slaving in the kitchen or that you know some special secret about poultry. The secret, of course, is to buy the best possible turkey and then cook it the right way — fortunately, it’s a secret that the Turkey Talk-Line experts are happy to share with you. All you have to do is call them with your questions. So easy.
Almost as easy as cooking the turkey.
I’m so delighted to be part of the Butterball team this year; I’m looking forward to a really delicious Thanksgiving.