Thanksgiving Tips Then and Now; What’s Changed?

Remember when? It seemed like it took all day for the turkey to cook?

And now? Our turkeys are so tender and juicy that an up to 18 pound unstuffed turkey cooks in only 3-3½ hours at 325⁰F using our open roasting pan method. The important thing to remember is to get the turkey from the 40⁰F refrigerator to an internal temperature of 140⁰F in four hours.

Remember when? We thought it was necessary to baste a turkey every 30 minutes?

And now? Butterball turkeys are pre-basted so there is no need to do so! Plus, we know constant basting only adds to the cooking time since the oven loses heat every time it is opened. Basting can frazzle the cook and since the juices often land in the oven instead of the turkey, it can create an unpleasant burning smell is your kitchen.

Remember when? We didn’t realize that turkey could be cooked ahead of time?

And now? You can easily do that- even the night before Thanksgiving and here’s how.

First, cook the turkey the night before, preferably in the open roasting pan method, which is my favorite way to cook a turkey. Then monitor the internal temperature of the turkey, which, when fully-cooked, should register a breast temperature of 170⁰F and the thigh should reach 180⁰F. Let the turkey rest for at least 20 minutes and then carve the turkey and place in storage containers in the refrigerator within two hours after carving. The next day, all you need to do is re-heat the turkey.

Remember when? We weren’t quite sure when the turkey was done so we probably overcooked it and then tried wiggling bones, squeezing thighs or poking the turkey just to “be sure?”

And now? We know meat thermometers are your best friend.  No guesswork and no overcooking. Yay! Butterball can show you how to properly use your thermometer.

Remember when? We thought cooking a whole turkey was the only way to make Thanksgiving dinner?

And now? While families may cook whole turkeys, since turkey parts are easy to find many people opt for partial pieces (like several breasts or only the legs and thighs for those who prefer dark meat). It is nice to have options.

Remember when? We thought roasting a turkey was the way to cook a turkey?

And now? Many people have questions about deep-frying, convection cooking, smoking, gas or charcoal grilling and more…you can find answers to your questions about many different options on Butterball.com.

Remember when? We weren’t sure if we should stuff a turkey?

And now? You can stuff a turkey but be sure that it is completely thawed. Put the stuffing into the turkey right before cooking and, most importantly, check the internal temperature of the stuffing to ensure it reaches 165⁰F before removing from the oven. This is another great use for a good meat thermometer.

Remember when? We looked forward to Thanksgiving and that delicious turkey?

And now? Some things never change! We still look forward to a tender, juicy and delicious turkey especially since cooking turkey is the easiest part of any meal.  It will be for you, too. Thanksgiving is still all about creating happy memories while enjoying a meal together.  So, do as I do, and invite your family and friends over and cook a big turkey!

Here’s how to make the perfect turkey this Thanksgiving…

  • Before roasting, be sure the turkey is thawed. Pat it dry with paper towels inside and out- and do not forget to remove the giblets!
  • There is no need to wash or soak a turkey like we used to. Brush the turkey with your favorite oil (any kind of oil you have is fine) and place in a shallow pan (about 2-21/2” deep) that has a flat rack inside.
  • Place the turkey uncovered in a 325⁰F oven, close the door and relax.
  • When the turkey is about 2/3 of the way finished cooking, cover the breast loosely with a tent of Reynolds® foil and continue roasting until the internal temperatures reach 170⁰F in the breast and 180⁰F in the thigh. Since the breast tends to get up to temperature sooner than the thighs, the use of foil slows down the breast cooking while the thighs get to 180⁰F.
  • Let the turkey rest for about 20 minutes.
  • After time has passed, the turkey needs to be removed from the bone before it can be stored in the refrigerator. My favorite way is to cut off the legs and thighs, leave them in large pieces and place in a shallow, greased pan. Cut the breast meat off in two big pieces, one from each side, placing them in the pan.
  • Add a little broth to the pan, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • To reheat on Thanksgiving, just place the pan in a 350⁰F oven for about 35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 140⁰-150⁰F. Slice & enjoy.
  • Another option is to slice the turkey instead of leaving it in larger pieces, adding the broth, covering and refrigerating overnight. Either way, the turkey will be delicious.

 

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Butterball.

Butterball Confidence Sweepstakes

We are conducting a sweepstakes and giving away 5 turkey gift checks to fans 18 years of age or older who participate in our Butterball Confidence Sweepstakes on Facebook. To enter, please read our official rules and follow the steps below!

  • “Like” Butterball on Facebook
  • Share a photo demonstrating the confidence you and your family feel after eating Butterball products on Butterball’s Facebook page. Photo entries must be received by 5pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
  • Winners will be notified on Facebook by Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

OFFICIAL RULES:

Butterball® Facebook Sweepstakes Rules

All entries are due by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Butterball, LLC.(“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and the web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging, administrative, and sweepstakes agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same household of each such person (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes) are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
  2. PROMOTION PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on Wednesday, September 23 at 9:00 am Eastern Time and ends on Wednesday, September 30 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (the “Promotion Period”).
  3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, go tohttps://www.facebook.com/Butterball and “Like” us. To become a registered user of Facebook, you may go to https://www.facebook.com/  to register. Registration with Facebook is free. After you “Like” Butterball on Facebook, share a photo demonstrating the confidence you and your family feel after eating Butterball products on Butterball’s Facebook page. Limit one entry per person or email address. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time September 30, 2015. Winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry method or more than one entry during the Promotion Period will void all entries and result in disqualification. Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies or communicate illegal, sexual, or other messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, wishes to associate. Only one (1) entry per person permitted during the Promotion Period.
  4. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE CLAIM: Potential winners will be announced on Facebook and notified via a direct message to his/her Facebook account and asked to respond with a direct message to Sponsor containing his/her name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Potential winner must respond within 48 hours of the direct message from Butterball. If a potential winner does not respond by the specified deadline above; he/she is found to be ineligible; he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules; and/or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random from the remaining entries. Alternate potential winners must respond within the time stated in the direct message (at least 48 hours will be given to respond). The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor may require completion of an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release in order to award prize (except as prohibited by law).
  5. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: Up to Five (5) winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
  6. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARVs”): Each winner will each receive one (1) $20 Butterball gift check. Maximum total value of prizes awarded $100.00
  7. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit one (1) prize per person/family/household. All income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All terms and conditions of gift cards and gift checks apply. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.
  8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering sweepstakes, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received in a random manner to be determined by Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Sweepstakes. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
  9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties resulting from user’s participation in, attempt to participate in, or download of any information in connection with participating in, the Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection with any of the following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless, or Internet connectivity, or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts, or providers; garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of the prize or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the website. Use of website is at user’s own risk. Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Parties and Facebook are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any other losses of any kind that may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, use of the website or the download of any information from the website, or any other loss related to user’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Sweepstakes Parties from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winners grant permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media (including posting on website) now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without further notice to and without additional compensation.
  10. WINNERS LIST: To obtain the winner’s list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by October 21, 2015 to:  Butterball Facebook Sweepstakes, ATTN: J. Englert, Edelman, 200 E. Randolph, 65 Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601.

SPONSOR: Butterball, LLC, One Butterball Lane, Garner, NC 27529

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook or Pinterest, and Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook’s and Pinterest’s terms and conditions will apply to activity within their respective platform.

Faces of Turketarians Donation

This September, Butterball is asking fans to share a selfie of themselves that demonstrates the confidence they feel after consuming a Butterball product. For each qualifying photo, Butterball will donate 10 meals to Feeding America, up to $10,000. To enter, please read our official rules and follow the steps below!

  • “Like” Butterball on Facebook
  • Share a selfie on Butterball’s Facebook page that demonstrates the confidence you feel after eating Butterball products, tagging photos with the hashtag #ButterballConfidence. Photo submissions must be received by 5pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 20, 2015.
  • A donation will be made to Feeding America on or about Friday, October 30, 2015.

OFFICIAL RULES:

Butterball® Faces of Turketarians Donation Rules

All submissions are due by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 20, 2015.

THIS PROMOTION IS INTENDED FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.  DO NOT SUBMIT A PHOTO IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Butterball, LLC.(“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and the web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging, administrative, and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this Promotion (collectively, “Promotion Parties”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) are not eligible to submit a photo.
  2. PROMOTION PERIOD: Promotion begins on Tuesday, September 1 at 9:00 am Eastern Time and ends on Wednesday, September 30 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (the “Promotion Period”).
  3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, go tohttps://www.facebook.com/Butterball and a) “Like” us. To become a registered user of Facebook, you may go to https://www.facebook.com/  to register. Registration with Facebook is free; and b) after you “Like” Butterball on Facebook, share a selfie of yourself or your family (with their permission) on Butterball’s Facebook page  Limit one submission per person or email address. Submission must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time September 30, 2015.. Photos cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies or communicate illegal, sexual, or other messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, wishes to associate. Only one (1) submission per person permitted during the Promotion Period.
  4. DONATION AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARVs”): For each qualifying entry Butterball will make a donation of $10 to Feeding America (up to $10,000).
  5. SUBMISSION RESTRICTIONS: Limit one (1) submission per person/family/household.
  6. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By submitting a photo you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Promotion is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the submission process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Promotion. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible submissions received in a random manner to be determined by Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event that a submission is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another submission into the Promotion. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
  7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Promotion Parties resulting from user’s participation in, attempt to participate in, or download of any information in connection with participating in, the Promotion. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Promotion Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection with any of the following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Promotion: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless, or Internet connectivity, or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts, or providers; garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Promotion, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Promotion. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the website. Use of website is at user’s own risk. Sponsor, the Promotion Parties and Facebook are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any other losses of any kind that may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Promotion, use of the website or the download of any information from the website, or any other loss related to user’s participation in the Promotion.. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Promotion Parties from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Promotion and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any donation; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any donation provided, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Except where prohibited by law, by submitting a photo, entrants grant permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media (including posting on website) now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without further notice to and without additional compensation.

SPONSOR: Butterball, LLC, One Butterball Lane, Garner, NC 27529

This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook or Pinterest, and Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook’s and Pinterest’s terms and conditions will apply to activity within their respective platform.

Summer Side Dish Standoff Sweepstakes

We are conducting a sweepstakes and giving away 5 turkey gift checks to fans 18 years of age or older who participate in our Side Dish Sweepstakes on Facebook. To enter, please read our official rules and follow the steps below!

  • “Like” Butterball on Facebook
  • Share either a photo of or a recipe for your favorite summer side dish on Butterball’s Facebook page. Entries must be received by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, July 3, 2015.
  • Winners will be notified on Facebook on or about Friday, July 10, 2015.

OFFICIAL RULES:

Butterball® Side Dish Sweepstakes Rules

All entries are due by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday, July 3, 2015.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Butterball, LLC.(“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and the web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging, administrative, and sweepstakes agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same household of each such person (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes) are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
  2. PROMOTION PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on Monday, June 29 at 9:00 am Eastern Time and ends on Friday, July 3 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (the “Promotion Period”).
  3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, go tohttps://www.facebook.com/Butterball and “Like” us. To become a registered user of Facebook, you may go to https://www.facebook.com/  to register. Registration with Facebook is free. After you “Like” Butterball on Facebook, share a photo of or recipe for your favorite summer side dish on Butterball’s Facebook page. Limit one entry per person or email address. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time July 3, 2015. Winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry method or more than one entry during the Promotion Period will void all entries and result in disqualification. Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies or communicate illegal, sexual, or other messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, wishes to associate. Only one (1) entry per person permitted during the Promotion Period.
  4. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE CLAIM: Potential winners will be announced on Facebook and notified via a direct message to his/her Facebook account and asked to respond with a direct message to Sponsor containing his/her name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Potential winner must respond within 48 hours of the direct message from Butterball. If a potential winner does not respond by the specified deadline above; he/she is found to be ineligible; he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules; and/or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random from the remaining entries. Alternate potential winners must respond within the time stated in the direct message (at least 48 hours will be given to respond). The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor may require completion of an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release in order to award prize (except as prohibited by law).
  5. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: Up to Five (5) winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about Friday, July 10, 2015 from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
  6. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARVs”): Each winner will each receive one (1) $15 Butterball gift check. Maximum total value of prizes awarded $75.00
  7. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit one (1) prize per person/family/household. All income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All terms and conditions of gift cards and gift checks apply. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.
  8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering sweepstakes, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received in a random manner to be determined by Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Sweepstakes. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
  9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties resulting from user’s participation in, attempt to participate in, or download of any information in connection with participating in, the Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection with any of the following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless, or Internet connectivity, or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts, or providers; garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of the prize or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the website. Use of website is at user’s own risk. Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Parties and Facebook are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any other losses of any kind that may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, use of the website or the download of any information from the website, or any other loss related to user’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Sweepstakes Parties and Facebook from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winners grant permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media (including posting on website) now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without further notice to and without additional compensation.
  10. WINNERS LIST: To obtain the winner’s list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by July 31, 2015 to:  Butterball Facebook Sweepstakes, ATTN: J. Englert, Edelman, 200 E. Randolph, 65 Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601.

SPONSOR: Butterball, LLC, One Butterball Lane, Garner, NC 27529

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook , and Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of Facebook. . Facebook’s  terms and conditions will apply to Facebook activity.

500K Fan Sweepstakes

We are conducting a giveaway and giving away 50 turkey gift checks to fans 18 years of age or older who participate in our 500K sweepstakes on Facebook. To enter, please read our official rules and follow the steps below!

  • “Like” Butterball on Facebook
  • Comment on designated 500K Facebook post, sharing why you love Butterball. Entries to all posts must be received by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, June 26, 2015.
  • Winners will be notified on Facebook on or about Friday, July 3, 2015.

OFFICIAL RULES:

Butterball® 500K Fan Facebook Sweepstakes Rules

All entries are due by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday, June 26, 2015.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Butterball, LLC.(“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and the web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging, administrative, and sweepstakes agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same household of each such person (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes) are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
  2. PROMOTION PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins upon posting of the designated 500K Facebook post and ends on Friday June 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (the “Promotion Period”).
  3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, go tohttps://www.facebook.com/Butterball and “Like” us. To become a registered user of Facebook, you may go to https://www.facebook.com/  to register. Registration with Facebook is free. After you “Like” Butterball on Facebook, comment on the designated 500K Facebook post, sharing why you love Butterball. Limit one entry per person or email address. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015. Winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry method or more than one entry during the Promotion Period will void all entries and result in disqualification. Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies or communicate illegal, sexual, or other messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, wishes to associate. .
  4. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE CLAIM: Potential winners will be announced on Facebook and notified via a direct message to his/her Facebook account and asked to respond with a direct message to Sponsor containing his/her name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Potential winner must respond within 48 hours of the direct message from Butterball. If a potential winner does not respond by the specified deadline above; he/she is found to be ineligible; he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules; and/or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random from the remaining entries. Alternate potential winners must respond within the time stated in the direct message (at least 48 hours will be given to respond). The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor may require completion of an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release in order to award prize (except as prohibited by law).
  5. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: Up to Fifty (50) winners will be selected in a random drawing on or before July 3, , 2015 from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
  6. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARVs”): Each winner will each receive one (1) $15 Butterball gift check. Maximum total value of prizes awarded $750.00
  7. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit one (1) prize per person/family/household. All income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All terms and conditions of gift cards and gift checks apply. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.
  8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering sweepstakes, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received in a random manner to be determined by Sponsor. In the event of insufficient participation or eligible entries, Sponsor reserves, in its sole discretion, the right to award prizes only to the number of eligible entrants, extend the Promotion Period or otherwise modify the Sweepstakes. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Sweepstakes. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
  9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties resulting from user’s participation in, attempt to participate in, or download of any information in connection with participating in, the Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection with any of the following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless, or Internet connectivity, or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts, or providers; garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of the prize or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the website. Use of website is at user’s own risk. Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Parties and Facebook are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any other losses of any kind that may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, use of the website or the download of any information from the website, or any other loss related to user’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Sweepstakes Parties from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winners grant permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media (including posting on website) now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without further notice to and without additional compensation.
  10. WINNERS LIST: To obtain the winner’s list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by July 24, 2015 to:  Butterball 500k ebook Sweepstakes, ATTN: J. Englert, Edelman, 200 E. Randolph, 65 Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601.

SPONSOR: Butterball, LLC, One Butterball Lane, Garner, NC 27529

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, and Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of Facebook. . Facebook’s terms and conditions will apply to Facebook activity.

Butterball BBQ Master Sweepstakes

We are conducting a sweepstakes and giving away 5 turkey gift checks to fans 18 years of age or older who vote in our BBQ Master Sweepstakes on Facebook. To enter, please read our official rules and follow the steps below!

  • “Like” Butterball on Facebook
  • Share a photo of your best BBQ turkey dish on Butterball’s Facebook page. Photo entries must be received by 5pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
  • Winners will be notified on Facebook on or about Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL RULES:

Butterball® Facebook Sweepstakes Rules

All entries are due by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Butterball, LLC.(“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and the web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging, administrative, and sweepstakes agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same household of each such person (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes) are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
  2. PROMOTION PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on Wednesday, May 13 at 9:00 am Eastern Time and ends on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (the “Promotion Period”).
  3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, go tohttps://www.facebook.com/Butterball and “Like” us. To become a registered user of Facebook, you may go to https://www.facebook.com/  to register. Registration with Facebook is free. After you “Like” Butterball on Facebook, share a photo of your favorite BBQ turkey recipe on Butterball’s Facebook page and indicate in some manner that you are submitting the photo as part of the Sweepstakes or include the hashtag #ButterballBBQMasterSweeps. Limit one entry per person or email address. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time May 20, 2015. Winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry method or more than one entry during the Promotion Period will void all entries and result in disqualification. Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies or communicate illegal, sexual, or other messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, wishes to associate. Only one (1) entry per person permitted during the Promotion Period.
  4. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE CLAIM: Potential winners will be announced on Facebook and notified via a direct message to his/her Facebook account and asked to respond with a direct message to Sponsor containing his/her name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Potential winner must respond within 48 hours of the direct message from Butterball. If a potential winner does not respond by the specified deadline above; he/she is found to be ineligible; he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules; and/or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random from the remaining entries. Alternate potential winners must respond within the time stated in the direct message (at least 48 hours will be given to respond). The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor may require completion of an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release in order to award prize (except as prohibited by law).
  5. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: Up to Five (5) winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
  6. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARVs”): Each winner will each receive one (1) $15 Butterball gift check. Maximum total value of prizes awarded $75.00
  7. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit one (1) prize per person/family/household. All income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All terms and conditions of gift cards and gift checks apply. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.
  8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering sweepstakes, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received in a random manner to be determined by Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Sweepstakes. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
  9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties resulting from user’s participation in, attempt to participate in, or download of any information in connection with participating in, the Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection with any of the following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless, or Internet connectivity, or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts, or providers; garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of the prize or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the website. Use of website is at user’s own risk. Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Parties and Facebook are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any other losses of any kind that may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, use of the website or the download of any information from the website, or any other loss related to user’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Sweepstakes Parties from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winners grant permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media (including posting on website) now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without further notice to and without additional compensation.
  10. WINNERS LIST: To obtain the winner’s list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by June 1, 2015 to:  Butterball Facebook Sweepstakes, ATTN: J. Englert, Edelman, 200 E. Randolph, 65 Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601.

SPONSOR: Butterball, LLC, One Butterball Lane, Garner, NC 27529

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook or Pinterest, and Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook’s and Pinterest’s terms and conditions will apply to activity within their respective platform.

March Recipe Rivalry Sweepstakes

March Recipe Rivalry

We are conducting a sweepstakes and giving away 5 turkey gift checks to fans 18 years of age or older who vote in our March Recipe Rivalry Sweepstakes on Facebook. To enter, please read our official rules and follow the steps below!

  • “Like” Butterball on Facebook
  • Comment on designated recipe rivalry Facebook posts on Mondays (5 posts in month of March), casting your vote for the winner of our weekly recipe sweepstakes. Entries to all posts must be received by 5pm Eastern Time on Monday, March 30, 2015.
  • Winners will be notified on Facebook on or about Friday, April 3.

OFFICIAL RULES:

Butterball® Facebook Sweepstakes Rules

All entries are due by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Monday, March 30 2015.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Butterball, LLC.(“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and the web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging, administrative, and sweepstakes agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same household of each such person (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes) are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
  2. PROMOTION PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on Monday, March 2 at 9:00 am Eastern Time and ends on Monday, March 30 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (the “Promotion Period”).
  3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, go tohttps://www.facebook.com/Butterball and “Like” us. To become a registered user of Facebook, you may go to https://www.facebook.com/  to register. Registration with Facebook is free. After you “Like” Butterball on Facebook, comment on one of the designated “Recipe Rivalry” posts every Monday, casting your vote for the recipe that should be entered into the “Final Four” post on Monday, March 30.. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time March 30, 2015. Winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry method or more than one entry during the Promotion Period will void all entries and result in disqualification. Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies or communicate illegal, sexual, or other messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, wishes to associate. Only one (1) entry per person or email address permitted during the Promotion Period.
  4. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE CLAIM: Potential winners will be announced on Facebook and notified via a direct message to his/her Facebook account and asked to respond with a direct message to Sponsor containing his/her name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Potential winner must respond within 48 hours of the direct message from Butterball. If a potential winner does not respond by the specified deadline above; he/she is found to be ineligible; he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules; and/or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random from the remaining entries. Alternate potential winners must respond within the time stated in the direct message (at least 48 hours will be given to respond). The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor may require completion of an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release in order to award prize (except as prohibited by law).
  5. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: Five (5) winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about Friday, April 3, 2015 from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
  6. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARVs”): Each winner will each receive one (1) $15 Butterball gift check. Maximum total value of prizes awarded $75.00
  7. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit one (1) prize per person/family/household. All income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All terms and conditions of gift cards and gift checks apply. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.
  8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering sweepstakes, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received in a random manner to be determined by Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Sweepstakes. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
  9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties resulting from user’s participation in, attempt to participate in, or download of any information in connection with participating in, the Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection with any of the following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless, or Internet connectivity, or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts, or providers; garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of the prize or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the website. Use of website is at user’s own risk. Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Parties and Facebook are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any other losses of any kind that may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, use of the website or the download of any information from the website, or any other loss related to user’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Sweepstakes Parties from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winners grant permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media (including posting on website) now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without further notice to and without additional compensation.
  10. WINNERS LIST: To obtain the winner’s list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by April 20, 2015 to:  Butterball Facebook Sweepstakes, ATTN: J. Englert, Edelman, 200 E. Randolph, 65 Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601.

SPONSOR: Butterball, LLC, One Butterball Lane, Garner, NC 27529

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, and Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of Facebook. Facebook’s terms and conditions will apply to activity within that platform.

Butterball® Instagram Sweepstakes Rules

All entries are due by 5:00pm ET on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Butterball, LLC.(“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and the web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging, administrative, and sweepstakes agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same household of each such person (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes) are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
  2. PROMOTION PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on February 12, 2015 at 9:00:00 am Eastern Time and ends on November 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (the “Promotion Period”).
  3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, go to http://instagram.com/butterballturkey and follow us. You must be a registered user of Instagram to follow us. To become a registered user of Instagram, you may go to http://instagram.com/  to register. Registration with Instagram is free. After you follow Butterball on Instagram, share a picture of your favorite Butterball Turkey Winter recipe, tagging Butterball Turkey’s Instagram with a caption that indicates in some fashion that the photo is part of the Sweepstakes or an attempt to win a prize. All entrants must tag #ButterballWinterRecipe in their photo caption in order to be entered to win. Entries must be received by 5:00pm ET on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies or communicate illegal, sexual, or other messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor in its sole discretion, wishes to associate. Winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries on or about Thursday, February 19, 2015. Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry method or more than one entry during the Promotion Period will void all entries and result in disqualification. Only one (1) entry per person permitted during the Promotion Period.
  4. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE CLAIM: Potential winners will be announced via the comments of the Instagram sweepstakes photo itself and notified via a direct comment to his/her Instagram photo and asked to email Sponsor at [butterballsupport@edelman.com] with his/her name, address, telephone number, and proof of eligibility. Potential winner must respond within 48 hours of the initiation of the message from Butterball. If a potential winner does not respond by the specified deadline above; he/she is found to be ineligible; he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules; and/or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random from the remaining entries for the random drawing at issue. Alternate potential winners must respond within the time stated in the direct message (at least 48 hours will be given to respond). The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor may require completion of an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release in order to award prize (except as prohibited by law).
  5. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: Winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about Thursday, February 19, 2015 from among all eligible entries received. Drawing will be conducted by Administrator. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
  6. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARVs”): Five (5) Winners will each receive one (1) $15 Butterball Turkey Gift Check. Total prize value: $75.00.
  7. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit one prize per person/family/household. All income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All terms and conditions of gift check applies. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.
  8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering sweepstakes, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received in a random manner to be determined by Sponsor. In the event of insufficient participation or eligible entries, Sponsor reserves, in its sole discretion, the right to award prizes only to the number of eligible entrants, extend the Promotion Period or otherwise modify the Sweepstakes. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Sweepstakes. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. By entering sweepstakes, you grant Sponsor the right to use your recipe and/or photo in all media without additional consideration.
  9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties resulting from user’s participation in, attempt to participate in, or download of any information in connection with participating in, the Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection with any of the following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless, or Internet connectivity, or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts, or providers; garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of the prize or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the website. Use of website is at user’s own risk. Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Parties are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any other losses of any kind that may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, use of the website or the download of any information from the website, or any other loss related to user’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Sweepstakes Parties from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Except in Tennessee, and where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winners (or winners’ parent/legal guardian, if winner is a minor) grant permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media (including posting on website) now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without further notice to and without additional compensation.
  10. WINNERS LIST: To obtain the winner’s list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by March 1, 2015 to:  Butterball Instagram Giveaway, ATTN: J. Englert, Edelman, 200 E. Randolph, 65 Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601.

SPONSOR: Butterball, LLC, One Butterball Lane, Garner, NC 27529

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram, and Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of Instagram. Instagram’s terms and conditions will apply to all activity related to use of its services.

Savor the Leftovers! Serve up a Different Take on the Turkey Sandwich

What happens when Thanksgiving is over, all the wine is gone, the table is slightly messy and there’s a boat load of leftovers sitting in the fridge waiting for something incredible to happen?! If you’re anything like me, you never want holidays to end, so why not turn the day after the big event into its own celebration?

We’ve been celebrating the day after Thanksgiving for the last two years and it’s one of my favorite ways to wind down from the holiday. It’s nothing too crazy, and it’s absolutely more tolerable than trying to brave black Friday at the malls. We tend to invite family back over to our house along with anyone else around town for a Panini / Sandwich party during the lunch hour and then we’ll get a little snazzier at night and do a pasta bake. Bring on round two!!

For lunch, all the leftovers get placed on the counter and I bring out the Panini press, let people assemble their own creations and kick back to relax. It’s basically no work since all the cooking was done the day before! You just need a few minutes to prep the sandwich bar, throw the leftover turkey into a skillet to reheat and then it’s go time. This year I’m going full force with the Butterball Pulled Turkey Sandwich! Complete with chipotle chili powder and Worcestershire sauce, this sandwich will add a little spice to your leftover turkey – find the full recipe below.

By the time dinner has rolled around, I’ve usually re-gained my energy and I’ll opt for a Turkey Spaghetti Bake!!

If you’ve got more leftovers than you know what to do with, just meander over to the Butterball Pinterest page and prepare to get lost in the multitude of ideas for everything Thanksgiving leftover related. And if that’s still not enough, you can always download the Butterball Cookbook Plus App on your Apple or Android (new this year!) device  for free to get even more recipe inspiration (this is especially great if you’re traveling and only have access to recipes on your mobile device).

Pulled Turkey Sandwiches

Pulled Turkey Sandwiches

Prep Time:          15 minutes

Total Time:         1+ hours

Makes:                 4 sandwiches

 

Ingredients

1 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 small red onion, chopped

1 stalk celery, trimmed and chopped

3 cups coarsely chopped leftover cooked BUTTERBALL® Turkey

1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce

¼ cup ketchup

1 tbsp. packed brown sugar

1 tbsp. cider vinegar

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

¼ tsp. chipotle chili powder

⅛ tsp. salt

4 hamburger buns
1. Heat oil in Dutch oven or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender.Instructions

2. Stir in turkey, tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, chili powder and salt. Cover and simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour or until turkey is fork-tender and mixture is heated through. Oil or spray with cooking spray to prevent skin from drying. Insert oven-safe thermometer deep into the lower thigh muscle but not touching the bone.

3. Remove turkey from sauce; coarsely shred with two forks. Serve turkey on buns with sauce.

Tip: The pulled turkey filling for these sandwiches freezes very well. Try doubling the recipe and freezing any leftovers. Before serving, simply thaw the filling in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave.

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Turkey Spaghetti Bake

Ingredients

1 lb. thin spaghetti noodles

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 cup finely chopped onion

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 cups leftover cooked & shredded Butterball turkey

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella (I used little fresh mozzarella balls)

 

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Break the pasta in half and cook the spaghetti according to the package directions, drain and set aside.

3. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add the chicken, cream, tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

4. Add the cooked spaghetti to the sauce and stir.

5. Transfer the chicken and pasta mixture to the baking dish and top with the parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Happy Thanksgiving! Today Everyone is a Turketarian

Today is the day! And have no fear, Butterball is here! If you have last minute turkey questions today, get them all answered by the No. 1 trusted resource – Butterball! This year, you can “Butterball It” by visiting Butterball.com. Plug your question into our “always on” turkey search engine and you’ll find what you are looking for!

And our Butterball Turkey Talk Line is staffed with over 50 men and women strong! We’re ready to take on any turkey questions our Turketarians may throw our way today and all throughout December. Just give us a shout! Call 1-800-288-8372, chat or connect with us. We are ready to help you TODAY!

 

Butterball’s Guide to a Beautiful Turkey

Helping to test doneness: Having worked on the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line for the past 10 years, I have had the joy of helping cooks with their turkey questions. A common question that we receive year after year is how to tell when the turkey is done. The meat thermometer is the most accurate and easiest way to test for doneness. Your end temperatures will register 180°F in the deepest part of the thigh, 170°F in the breast, and for those who have opted to stuff the turkey…165°F in the center of the stuffing! For easy reference, you can find our guide to your meat thermometer placement and checking for doneness on Butterball.com

I remember one of my first calls on the Talk-Line came from a new bride who was preparing her first Thanksgiving meal/turkey. While it was hard to hear her on the other end, (because she was whispering so her in-laws could not hear her), I successfully guided her through proper meat thermometer technique. Needless to say, she was extremely grateful and she was ready to show off her beautifully cooked turkey!  For a more detailed meat thermometer placement guide, Butterball It on Butterball.com to find yours truly demonstrating proper placement of a meat thermometer.

How to move the turkey from the pan to the plate: After the turkey is done roasting, some may find it difficult to move that large turkey from the pan to the cutting board. We have a solution for that…we call it our Turkey Lifter! It’s super easy to make. Just Butterball It to find an easy demonstration on how to make a turkey lifter!

One year, I received a very comical call from a family in Texas. They had purchased a very large turkey that Thanksgiving. As they were attempting to move the cooked turkey from the pan to the cutting board, the turkey slipped and landed right on the floor! Before they knew it, their two Great Danes came running over and helped themselves to a little turkey feast! Thank goodness they had another turkey cooking in the second oven! Perhaps next time they will visit Butterball.com to see my Turkey Lifter tutorial!

Get the kids involved: Four little Butterballs of my own (that’s right…4 kids!) keep me going! I am always trying to find new and innovative ways to keep them involved with meal time. My oldest son, Nicky, is the family techie! If it involves a screen, he is readily available to partake! If my family has a question on Thanksgiving, I have him get quick answers from Butterball’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram). Also, with the Butterball Cookbook Plus App (available for Apple and Android phones), Nicky is able to download recipes onto his tablet.

While Nicky is finding cooking inspiration for the family, I assign the younger kids simple meal prep tasks. Gathering ingredients, measuring, folding napkins, and setting the table, are just a few that come to mind. Keeping these little guys involved makes for fun family time!

 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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