What to do When Your Thanksgiving Turkey is a Fail!
*Thank you to Butterball for sending me product coupons for this post.
Whether you are a novice Thanksgiving hostess or an experienced one, we all have the chance of pulling that Thanksgiving turkey out of the oven and finding it to be a complete fail. In talking to friends and family, it seems like most Thanksgiving hostesses really put so much pressure on themselves to make the holiday absolutely perfect. But, really isn’t it perfect as long as we are with the ones we love?
My favorite Thanksgiving turkey brand, Butterball, recently conducted its first-ever consumer survey this year for a pulse on Thanksgiving preppers’ expectations and realities when it comes to one of the most important meals of the year. The survey found:
· Two-thirds of Americans rank Thanksgiving as one of their favorite holidays. (I know it’s mine!)
· Two-thirds of Americans like to incorporate new traditions into their celebrations…many of which include cooking up new and different recipes for loved ones to enjoy.
· Out of all things Thanksgiving preparers cook up, they’re most proud of the turkey. And 88 percent prep it the old-school way: in an oven.
· 84 percent feel excited about preparing the meal, and 74 percent of Americans don’t expect Thanksgiving to be perfect.
· It’s the turkey! Despite the overall positivity around the holiday, first-time millennial preparers are still feeling the pressure. Eight in 10 first-time cooks worry about cooking the turkey correctly. This number drops among experienced preparers, but still 43% worry about getting it right.
So what can you do if you feel the pressure?? Butterball is providing to you and me this Thanksgiving!
One of the first national, toll-free consumer help lines, the Turkey Talk-Line has helped almost 50 million consumers since its first season in November 1981. Each November and December, professionally trained turkey experts assist more than 4 million cooks through the Turkey Talk-Line, Butterball.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Live Chats and emails in the United States and Canada. With more than 50 staff members, the Turkey Talk-Line has the resources to answer questions from either English- or Spanish-speaking callers, as well as respond to questions via email.
The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line has evolved how they help cooks and this year they are able to provide expert advice in many ways:
· Text Help (844-877-3456): Send the Turkey Talk-Line a text! Holiday cooking text help will be available starting Nov. 1, with extended hours starting the week of Thanksgiving.
· Pinterest: Find Thanksgiving recipe inspiration for your holiday celebration on the Butterball Pinterest page.
· Instagram: Follow Butterball on Instagram to get a behind-the-scenes look, recipe development for our Thanksgiving meal and more.
· Live Chats: Engage with turkey experts through Live Chats on Butterball.com during November and December and receive real-time suggestions and advice.
· Butterball App: Download the free Butterball Cookbook Plus™ app on your Apple or Android device to get recipe ideas and cooking advice at your fingertips.
· Email: Contact the Talk-Line via email by visiting Butterball.com.
· 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372): Turkey Talk-Line experts will be available this season starting November 1, 2017, through December 24, 2017, to answer questions and assist all Thanksgiving cooks.
Be sure to c heck out my recipe for the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey too!
How about a delicious dessert like Butterball’s Cinnamon Ginger Pumpkin Pie.
Oh and guess what? Did you know that Thanksgiving is the only holiday without it’s own emoji? Butterball launched a campaign to make a Thanksgiving Turkey emoji a reality! Join the fun and sign the petition on Change.org!