Update: I was going to choose two winners of the McCormick spice kits today, but nobody who left a comment on this entry said they needed them. So I’m going to revise this a bit and ask, does anybody actually WANT them? If you would like to have one, please leave a comment. I’ll include those who have already left comments and will give this contest a bit more time – until noon on Tuesday. Thanks. End update.
I remember the first time I hosted Thanksgiving dinner at my house. After experiencing what was essentially the same wonderful gathering with my family every year since I was old enough to remember, I felt so out of sorts. But I also felt excited, because I was proud to show off my home and set a beautiful table for our mixed group of guests.
I was lucky that my dad was there to help me with the turkey, which was an expensive local bird I certainly didn’t want to screw up. I was also lucky that some of my guests brought side dishes, but it was still left to me to cook the bird, make mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and a few other accoutrements.
If this will be your first time cooking Thanksgiving dinner, I’d like to offer a little help:
2. If you want to know how to make what is, in my opinion, some really awesome stuffing, click here.
3. You can also search the PlateUp recipe database for all sorts of recipes for side dishes and dessert.
4. Finally, if you are lacking some of the seasonings needed for the big dinner, I’ve got TWO nice Thanksgiving dinner kits from McCormick that I’m going to give away right now.
These kits include rubbed sage and poultry seasoning for your turkey and stuffing, ground cinnamon and ground ginger for your sweet dishes, a packet of turkey gravy mix (gravy, crazy enough, is sometimes the one thing you’re waiting for when everything else is done), and a bottle of peppermint extract to give you a head start on your holiday cookie planning.
To enter to win these kits, please leave me a comment and tell me why you desperately need some holiday help. I’ll choose two winners on Monday based on the merit of the comments. Meanwhile, check out this recipe for Double Chocolate Chunk Mint Cookies. I’m trying to figure out what to take to a cookie exchange this year… these might be the ticket!
Have a great weekend! Don’t forget that I’ll be at the Stocked Market on Saturday, so come by and see me.