Throwback Thursday with Butterball
When it comes to the holiday season, I can never help but be reminiscent of holidays past. There is something special about sitting around a table with those you love and cherish that just brings back memories. When we go to my mother’s house for Thanksgiving every year, it’s as if I am transported back twenty years ago.
One holiday I always revisit is the year my parents took us to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. My memories of Thanksgiving always involve waking up and smelling my mother fry up onions, celery and carrots for the stuffing, while watching the parade. Hearing that we were actually traveling into New York City to see the parade first hand was so special to me. My father’s office was right above the main star of Macy’s Herald Square, so we traveled through the Lincoln Tunnel (a pretty big deal in itself), parked somewhere (for the life of me I cannot remember where) and then I remember weaving in and out of crowds on a very windy day to get to my dad’s office. His office was right smack high enough to see the balloons fly on by. It was magical even as a 10 year old!
This year, Butterball is looking back and reflecting on the holiday meals that they have been helping make special for more than 60 years. Their theme this year is #TBT (aka: Throwback Thursday). Butterball is bringing the past to the present by opening the Butterball archives to share their favorite throwback recipes, memories of Turkey Talk-Line calls, debunking cooking method myths throughout the years and more.
Butterball is encouraging families and friends to throwback to their favorite Thanksgiving memory by posting Thanksgiving family photos and vintage dishes on their Facebook and Instagram pages. Follow hashtag #TBThanksgiving.
Find my recipe for the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey here.
To perk up your holiday spirits, one lucky reader is going to win a gift check to purchase their own Butterball turkey (RV: $20). To enter, follow the steps in the giveaway form below. This giveaway is open to US residents, 18+, one entry per household. Giveaway ends 11/18 at 11:59p ET.
Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!