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Butterball Makes It Better! Holiday Planning Tips To Help You Relax And Enjoy Your Holiday Gathering! (Giveaway -Rafflecopter-)

Holiday Planning Tips From Butterball
Planning for any holiday celebration is key. Prepare meals that you enjoy making and the rest will be a breeze. Follow these simple guidelines to help you relax and enjoy the gathering.
  1. Determine what type of turkey you want for your feast — Fresh or Frozen?
  2. Use our Plan Perfect Portions Calculator to ensure that you have the right amount of turkey and stuffing for your Holiday dinner. While you’re at it, check out our other helpful Calculators and Conversion Charts to find the answers you need to make all of your preparations a breeze.
  3. Going to the grocery store is a necessity during the holidays. But it shouldn’t take you away from friends and family. Create a personalized Shopping List to help plan your big day in advance and get you in and out of the store with ease. Remember to avoid a last minute rush by purchasing your canned, frozen, and prepackaged items in advance. But shop for your perishable and fresh items closer to the date.
  4. Make sure your meal comes together as you have planned by figuring out meal preparation, giving yourself enough time to set the table, garnish your dishes, and more. Discover how our Butterball® turkey experts Bring It Together for their feasts.
  5. Create a Picture-Perfect Turkey by following the simple offered on An impressive meal is easier than you think and better than you imagine. Give us a call at 1-800-BUTTERBALL or drop us an email if you have any questions. A wealth of knowledge is waiting for you now, and it’s just a click or call away.
  6. Nothing sets the tone for your dinner more than the Decorations. Fall colors, plants or even Fall leaves/ branches from your yard can add a seasonable touch to your home and table.
  7. Top off each place setting with an expertly folded napkin, the perfect finishing touch to a sophisticated dining experience. Elegant Napkins provides some simple ideas that will wow your guests.
  8. .Be creative with your place cards and table settings to fit your celebration and get everyone in a festive mood.
  9. Select a wine to complement your turkey dinner with the help of our Wine Pairing section on , and get tips on how to store the bottles before the big day.
  10. .Keep it safe. Proper food handling is critical to enjoying every meal to its fullest. See what Food Safety steps you should follow to ensure that your celebration is fun for everyone.
My Tip For Making Thanksgiving Better
Cooking a large meal with two young children can definitely be a difficult task! Because I've learned my lesson in previous years (and I definitely learned it the hard way!), I now choose to prepare the majority of the side dishes the day prior to the Holiday. The following day I then simply
reheat them all for 30 or so minutes (depending on the dish), without all of the added chaos! This leaves the only one task to complete on the Holiday; to simply season the Turkey and pop it in the oven!

After the kid's have gone to sleep the night before Thanksgiving, I break out some of my favorite Holiday music, and get cooking! This allows me to prepare everything, and clean up all of those pesky dishes without interruptions from the kids. It also eliminates much of the messy clean-up on the actual Holiday (and the stress!). I'm sure that I will continue preparing Holiday meals like this for a long time to come. It makes everything easier, and allows me to really enjoy the day with my family, rather than fuss over the preparation and clean up.
What are your tips for making Thanksgiving Better?

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