Butterball Turkey Giveaway

Thanksgiving is here!  This week I have FREE Turkeys for two awesome readers!  This is a great offer from Butterball.   






Butterball a North Carolina Company has offered $15 Coupons for Turkeys.  You may purchase a $15 Fresh or Frozen Butterball Turkey.  And gives you all the cooking support  you need - like remember to thaw your turkey!  Take ample time!  Here's a video to help:







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Leave a comment about your favorite Thanksgiving Memory, Blooper and/or the First Thanksgiving Turkey you made! :)  This should be fun! 

Giveaway closes on Friday, November 19th @ 12 Noon EST.  Winners will be chosen with Random.org and Coupons will be mailed immediately so you can purchase your Turkey in time for Thanksgiving.  


My Thanksgiving Memories are very similar.  We do what Southerners call Tradition and the rest of the world thinks is repetition.  We carry out the same traditions each year!  And we love it!  My mother's favorite recipes that are divine!  My Daddy's Thanksgiving "Punch" of Sprite and Orange Juice. :)  And my Mother always made "shoes" for the Turkey!  yes, Too fun and we continue this each year!  So we are the ones with a Turkey with Shoes!  What about you!?

Warmly, Carolina Mama

102 comments:

Suburban Correspondent said...

No Thanksgiving bloopers, here, really - that's what I like about Thanksgiving, all the recipes are so simple. How can you go wrong with just a turkey, mashed potatoes, and homemade cranberry sauce? Yum! We'll be thinking of you folks next Thursday, that's for sure. Let us know if you ever get up this way, okay?

jean said...

i love thanksgiving my family get together we watch parades we trim the tree and last we have our blessed thanksgiving as a family my turkeys r always so good the kids say mom what kind is it and i say butterball they always hold their juices as they cook and doesnt get dry

Bobbi said...

I love the shoes for the turkey! One year my Mom didn't make enough mashed taters for everyone. She still hasn't lived that one down. Back in 1997 Tom and I got married the Saturday after Thanksgiving. My Mom said there was no way she was going to cook that big meal and have the wedding in 2 days. I made a lot of people happy that year.....NOT! I guess my favorite memories are more bloopers. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Carolyn G said...

We didn't celebrate Thankgiving when we were little because my parents moved to the US from Costa Rica. But every Thanksgiving my parents would take up out to dinner at the Clifton Cafeteria. And that was pure heaven. It was such a treat for us. But as we got older, me and my sister wanted Thaksgiving so my mom agreed. I made my first turkey probably when I was about 11 or 12. I learned from the Galloping GOurmet and it was delicious. Now Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!!!

slb3334 said...

don't have any blooper but it is one of the few times a year the whole family gets together.

nick said...

THE FIRST ONE AFTER I CAME FROM THE VIETNAM WAR DEC 1969, IT WAS ON THE FOLLOWING YEAR NOV 1970
ALL MY FAMILY WAS THERE, NOW THESE DAYS THATS NOT POSSIBLE

debbie said...

I remember making my first thanksgiving dinner when I was 14. I forgot to take out the plastic bag with the giblets. I never made that mistake again.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Kris said...

We got married that weekend so it always is a great weekend!!!!

Kris said...

We got married that weekend so it is always a great weekend, family and food and 4 days off!!

nhmoose99 said...

My favorite Thanksgiving memory is when my husband proposed to me. It was such a surprise but it made Thanksgiving even more special!!

nhmoose 99 at yahoo dot com

Chip said...

Biggest blooper was buying a frozen turkey the night before Thanksgiving. Didn't take into account that it needed to defrost. We ate pizza.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

purplelover04 said...

i was in college in college and i got one of then jennie o turkey that u just put in the oven and it turn out great but the next year i went home and my sister had a 20 pound and i let it cook for 8 house and it still was not done i felt so bad

purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

Aussie said...

My first turkey I made was 4 years ago. My first year in medical school, I was so stressed but I wanted to make my boyfriend (now husband) and my first thanksgiving together special. So I gathered up all the materials and realized i had no idea what I was doing. A desperate call to dad (he is the chef) and mom (she is the baker) was made to have some basic recipes. It turned out ok but nothing like home! Now I have discovered that you can't beat the taste of a turkey in a crock pot with the skin crisped in the oven right at the end.
goodgirlcrate at gmail dot com

dlhaley said...

No bloopers,but we enjoy having family and friends over for a good meal. Thanks and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

dlhaley{AT}hotmail{DOT}com

bukaeyes said...

Once on Thanksgiving my mom made ham and turkey. She cooked the ham with pineapple the whole time. (usually she didn't use pineapple) By the time the ham was done the acid from the pineapple had turned the ham to moosh. LOL. Luckily the Turkey was good because the ham went right in the garbage! :) bukaeyes@aol.com

Kelly Grant said...

We always had big family thanksgiving's growing up, but then family members moved to different parts of the country.

kgrant77 at gmail.com

babytrees said...

My favorite memory is being called Turkey and Crumb bum by my grandparent's friends.

theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

Nancy M. said...

I can't really remember any oopsies, but I remember our first thanksgiving. We were living in a small trailer and had my mama over. It was the first time I cooked a whole meal a month after we were married.

Barb J. said...

On the first turkey I ever cooked, I had to call the Butterball hotline because I couldn't find the bag of gizzards and stuff. I kept trying to find it in the neck, but apparently they stick them up the birds' rear ends!

llinda29 said...

I once burned two turkeys

OutnumberedMama said...

My very first time making a full thanksgiving spread on my own I didn't take the turkey out of the freezer until the day before so it was so not going to cook in time, so we had turkey sandwiches from the deli meat in our fridge!
polsen11atcomcastdotnet

Erika @ Chic Shopper Chick said...

Ok, so I have to admit that this will be my first Thanksgiving to cook the turkey (yes, I'm 28, but single and my mom handles all of that) but this year I'm diving in because I want my daughter to know that mommy can do "some" of the traditional Holiday things! I have such fond memories of my mom cooking the turkey when I was younger, and I want my daughter to have the same ones. Pretty much everything I attempt to cook catches on fire, so cross your fingers for me. I plan to stay vigilant with the turkey, for sure.

BowieTip said...

My favorite memory is placing butter between the turkey's meat and it's skin. This made the skin crispy, the way I like it.

xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

Zenaida said...

I did not allow for enough cooking time for my first Thanksgiving Dinner. I had to cut off and use the turkey drumsticks. (My mom's idea!) They fed six people!

snore stop said...

This link might be more helpful. It was such a surprise but it made Thanksgiving even more special!!

mar said...

My first Thanksgiving memory was during my first year of marriage. That Thanksgiving I made a turkey for my husband and in-laws. I forgot to remove the inside bag before baking. I wanted to drop to the floor when my new husband carved into the bag!

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

MY FIRST TURKEY DID NOT THAW ON THE INSIDE AND THEREFORE WHEN I THOUGHT IT WAS COOKED IT WAS NOT COOKED ON THE INSIDE

Eric Strand said...

I love Thanksgiving! I always wished for snow, but all we got was gray.

ellie said...

A few years ago I was making pecan pies for Thanksgiving dessert. I placed the butter in a dish in the microwave to soften before adding to the pie filling. Well, the pies turned out okay but there was definitely something missing. I didn't know what until the day after Thanksgiving when I went to re-heat some left-overs. There was the butter still sitting in the microwave.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

janetfaye said...

My blooper was when I made a 22 pound Turkey for my family and guests. I don't know why or how it happened but when I put the Turkey on the table and sliced it, it was frozen solid in the middle. Everyone was hungry but very nice as they waited while I put the Turkey back in the oven.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Deborah said...

My favorite Thanksgiving memory is from when I was a very small child. I wanted to "help" in the kitchen but my mom said I was too little. When she took a break, my auntie snuck me into the kitchen and let me make the "appetizers" - cream cheese stuffed celery. I was sooooo proud and felt soooo grown up!

AStarrA said...

The best was 2006 nothing special really happened that year but it was the last Thanksgiving my father was alive, he died the following Thanksgiving so now this time of year is bittersweet.
disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

amy16323 said...

first year of living on my own i burnt my turkey.i ended up at a friends house that night eating with them
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

Miriam T. said...

The biggest Thanksgiving blooper I had was when I tried to make green bean casserole. I followed the directions - adding one can of cream of mushroom soup....of course I "made" the soup first by mixing the soup with one can of water. OOPS. Needless to say that casserole didn't come out to well with the green beans floating around in all that liquid.

Have A Sweet Day! said...

Blooper~When I was first married, many moons ago, I decided I was going to have Thanksgiving at our house. I put the turkey in the oven and started making the other stuff. I cooked my turkey for the amount of time and then checked it. The top was beautiful golden brown and the bottom was totally raw. My bottom heating element went out.
joni(dot)taylor3710 at gmail (dot) com

samf36 said...

Thanksgiving memories!! My dad and mom cooking away in the kitchen, great smells, playing in the early snows of the season. I would love to go back for a day.


samf36 (at) gmail.com

McKim said...

When I was 16 my father was in the hospital 150 miles from home and my mother was there with him. That left me and my brother (who is pretty much no help at all). I decided to make Thanksgiving dinner myself - turkey, stuffing, pies - the whole bit. When my mom ate the leftovers a few days later she decided that I needed to make Thanksgiving dinner from now on - which I have now for 36 years!

mogrill said...

Our biggest problem was the year we lost power, and had to eat Peanut Butter Sandwiches.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

lisad33611 said...

Our big Thanksgiving blooper was the year my brother-in-law was making us all TG dinner. He wanted to be a chef and was showing off his skills to us. We all ate a grand meal. Late that night we all started getting sick. He undercooked the stuffing in the bird and we all got food poisoning!
duncan.lisa at gmail.com

CEB said...

Our favorite Thanksgiving memory was last year, having my family, my brothers family, and both of our inlaws all together at one gigantic Turkey Day feast.

ayeembored at hotmail dot com

Sharon Harmon said...

One year we were going to have Thanksgiving dinner at my cousin's new home. She had a BIG dog and it slept in the garage at night. She put the turkey on a high shelf in the garage a few days before with no problem. Thanksgiving Day morning she went to get the turkey and there was nothing but a bunch of plastic pieces, bones and a guilty-looking BIG dog! lol! ;)
Clownscrytoo@gmail.com

littlelatina said...

I'd love to win a young turkey the older the better

5webs said...

Our Thanksgiving Blooper was last year. We were trying to save money and bought the cheapest little turkey that we could find (I think it was $4.79). Anyway, it was awful. It was rubbery and tasteless, and the drippings were even worse, so I couldn't even get a decent gravy out of it.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

Susanmeep said...

The first turkey I made.. was burned! ugh But we still had a nice thanks giving. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

Donna said...

My favorite Thanksgiving memory is my daughter calling me up and saying, "We are heading to the hospital to have our baby! Hurry if you want to be there when he is born!" He wasn't due for another week. He is now going to be 11 and his birthday is again on Thanksgiving this year.Dnnhuber@comcast.net

kygirl said...

Thanksgiving is a great holiday. But the firstThanksgiving meal I cooked for dear hubby well lets just say we went out to eat. Thnak goodness for restarauts. lol

stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

smdrm said...

My most memorable Thanksgiving blooper was not putting a cookie sheet under the pecan pie as it was baking. The filling overflowed onto the hot oven element (electric) which resulted in flames, smoke and a horrible burning odor. The pie was salvaged by finishing cooking it in the microwave, but the oven was finished for the day, Luckily, the turkey and dressing was already cooked.

kg4rmt at arrl dot net

Cheryl (Tx_Sweetie) said...

My favorite memories of thanksgiving are when my PawPaw was still alive. He was always in the kitchen overseeing everything and he made the dressing. His was the best. He's been gone since 97 and I still miss him alot around the holidays.

cmooneyfowler@gmail.com

Tammy said...

My mom forgot to take out the neck and giblets.

rewcath said...

Not too many bloopers over the years I do well at roasting the Turkey and other than using every pot and pan to cook all the side dishes I enjoy preparing the meal and I enjoy every morsel of dessert

snowluvnferret said...

Never had a Thanksgiving food blooper, but one yaer my friends garbage disposal backed up. they had to go into teh basement to check the pipe, it burst and well..... you can guess the rest. We laughed till our sides ached.. then cleaned up the mess.

rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

Carolyn said...

My biggest Thanksgiving blooper was just a few years ago, the first time I ever cooked a turkey. I didn't know you had to start thawing it so far in advance! I bought it like two days before Thanksgiving and it was still almost completely frozen. :( Luckily my mom was there, and together we got it mostly thawed by soaking it in hot water, but yikes - what I royal pain in the rear that was!
cmk_uno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Audrey said...

Oh my, the first year I fixed thanksgiving dinner for my mom i burnt the turkey, and everything else. The only thing that turned out good was a pumpkin pie, and my father in law accidently knocked it into the floor. Thankyou :)

msvickik said...

My favorite Thanksgiving memory was the first time I cooked dinner for the whole family -- I was so nervous! Thanks!

rah267 said...

crazyred61 at yahoo dot com
I remember my first fried turkey. It was so amazing tasting

Deb said...

My favorite Thanksgiving memory was when I got to announce my first pregnancy at Thanksgiving dinner. I almost made my mother choke on her wine! It was a great day after she recovered.

Laree said...

All of my Thanksgiving bloopers revolve around pie. You see, I'm rather known for my desserts in my family - in a good way! But pies on the other hand . . .

A regular baked pie I can pull of without a hitch. but every single time I ever try to do a prebaked pie shell - disaster! and I've tried everthing. Dozens of homemade crusts, all the refrigerater kinds, poking the heck out of it, beans, easing, you name it. They all turn out to be shrivled little masses in the bottom of the tin!

I just stick with graham cracker crusts now!

EmmaPeel said...

well I had a goof up about 5 yrs ago, I made the big Thanksgiving day turkey, delicious dressing and was making it in my electric roster pan but I turned the heat on the control to the correct degrees however the electrical plug wasn't plugged in . I noticed this some 2-3 hours later so needless to say I just threw it out, what a disappointment but a lesson learned. I like to veg out after dinner on Thanksgiving, quiet time and just sitting around trying to digest the feast of the Day

tdean30 said...

Two years ago we had a Thanksgiving/Christmas get together with the whole family aunts, cousins, people we didn't even know. All together we had 62 people show up and it was great. Everybody brought something so we had a ton of food. My niece's husband deep fried 3 turkeys and that was the best turkey I had ever had. It was a wonderful day.

tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

hity88 said...

The first time my beautiful wife of 34 years made a Thanksgiving turkey for us, she didn't remove the bag of giblets or prep the bird. She stuffed chunks of bread inside the bird & threw it into the oven. Hard as rock stuffing. Now, she makes the best turkey & stuffing in the world.

FIBERONE said...

I have not had any big Thanksgiving bloppers. Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings and be thankful for what we have.

lmuk77 said...

I'm originally from the UK so I've only had a few Thanksgivings so far - I've enjoyed all of them so far and hopefully will enjoy lots more in the future

sweepymummy [at] yahoo [dot] com

susitravl said...

A couple of years ago I was too busy talking and not paying attention to how much milk I was adding to the mashed potatoes. It ended up as potato soup. Embarrassing!

susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

Jinxy and Me said...

The worst was when I bought a Kosher turkey not realizing that they have pin feathers on them. I could NOT get that thing cleaned.

nesta 67 {at} live dot com

theolotto said...

My best memory was when I was young and my grandmother was stll alive. The whole family was there and we got stuffed.

kakihara said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving--My grandmother used to make home made candies and then at Thanksgiving and Christmas she would bring huge trays of homemade candies.
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Pamela S said...

My parents have both died and my favorite memory is just of all the Thanksgivings we had together. All of my immediate family was ALWAYS there for about 40 years. My mother would always cry because she felt so thankful that we had so much when others had so little. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

candy said...

Mine would be when I was little and my brother and sisters still lived in the same state and could be together for the holidays.wilcarvic
[at]gmail[dot[com]]

My3Sons33 said...

Well, a couple years ago I had a huge "blooper". I couldn't find my roasting pan, so I had to use one of those cheap foil pans on a cookie sheet. When I was basting the turkey, I pushed it back into the oven. The cookie sheet didn't budge, and the pan tipped over the back of my oven rack & spilled into the oven. Whoosh! Flames shot out, I singed my hair, eyebrows & eyelashes. The house filled with smoke when we put the fire out. Fun times :( lisacarr7 ataol dot com

tattgiff said...

not a cooking blooper but i did manage to spill my milk in the green bean casserole at in laws house..
sigh
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

Cynthya said...

I've never actually cooked the turkey because my husband cooks it every year--and he does a great job! He also does the stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and pies, so all I have to do is make some cranberry relish, a couple of veggies and homemade rolls. I have it easy. Oh--he also cleans up. :)

Homemaker said...

The first turkey I ever made was our first year in our home and I didn't cook it long enough...by the time it was done after putting it in the oven for a few hours more some of our guests had to leave, but thank god I also made ham...
sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

Tatum said...

You know I actually did really good because I always helped my mom & grandma make Dinner..
tatum810@yahoo.com

Misadventurous Mommy said...

My first Thanksgiving turkey and best Thanksgiving blooper are one and the same. My very first turkey ever, for my very first family Thanksgiving hosted by me ever. I cooked the turkey, followed the cooking directions to the letter the turkey looked delicious! When we went to carve it, it was raw and half frozen in the middle because I forgot to defrost it and had no idea I was supposed to. We ended up eating hot dogs with all the fixings and it was to this day one of the best Thanksgivings ever!

Gianna said...

I remember the first year I made pan gravy. My whole family just couldn't get enough.. boy do I love a good pan gravy!

Peace Love and Pets said...

One of my favorite Thanksgiving Memories was the year my grandfather closed his restaurant and the whole family got together at the restaurant instead. That was my Grandmother, Grandfather, 16 aunts and uncles (my mom had a large family) all their spouses and kids, my Mom, Dad and my brother, sister and myself.We had over 150 family members there, it was so much fun and so good to all be in one place.

AmyLynn said...

DH and I have never cooked a Turkey before but I am sure we would have boopers if we did...we are not very savvy in the kitchen...lol. My favorite thanksgiving memory is breaking the wishbone with my sister....we still do that to this day. :) Thanks for the chance!

sphinx63 said...

My favorite Thanksgiving memory is from when I was little, and my grandparents would come over and we always had such fun!

sphinxcw at aol dot com

amyd said...

The first time I cooked a turkey it was so dry and gross,but i have gotten much better at it!
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

taxchyk said...

One of my favorite memories was when I made my first turkey. I'd cooked for awhile by then, but hadn't tried stuffing. I wanted one dressing, one of my guests another. It didn't occur to me stuffing in a bowl shouldn't cook as long as the turkey. It was such a solid hot mess it actually could dent a wall!

Heather said...

Our first turkey was fried. We had a general idea of what to do, as in, we did our research. Everything was going pretty well until we put the lid on the fryer. That raises the temperature...and burned the turkey wings right off! Interestingly, the inside of the bird was still tender and juicy.
heatherpooh (hotmail)

FDP 4 Life said...

i haven't had any bloopers yet, i got directions from my mom and they are easy to follow
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

purango said...

Like almost everybody else my first turkey wasn't very good. I hadn't learned how to cook it properly. I didn't thaw it out long enough or stuff it properly. However my turkey baking has improved over the years. garrettsambo@aol.com

mail4rosey said...

My first Thanksgiving as a bride...we invited ALL of the in-laws over and my husband has a big family. I did not know you were supposed to take the neck and gizzards out of the turkey. People asked me, 'how could you not know??' but I sure didn't. And I stuffed the stuffing in there...and cooked that bird, and served him too. I still get razzed about it, but I am lucky in that the family still lets me cook when my turn rolls around. I did stuffed shells once too, that same year, without boiling the shells...but that's another story. :)

msurosey@yahoo.com

Becky said...

My best memory is the year we broke my mother's toe with the turkey...and sent her to the hospital while we cooked the turkey...with a 'it's ok ...we'll do it..' and burnt it...

shelley said...

I love Thanksgiving! We get together eat and then play games. We have so much fun!

shelleymikey at gmail dot com

kathy pease said...

every year when my kids were little when i was cleaning the turkey i would chase them around with the turkey flapping the wings and making a squawking noise they would run and scream and sometimes cry..it sounds mean but they laugh about it today so they were'nt traumatized..lol

purplepassion126 said...

I just remember one year when I was very little, I was helping my parents carry in the Thanksgiving groceries. I carried in a bag of fresh veggies and some cheese and headed straight to my room with it. I'm still not really sure how this happened, but the bag of food ended up under my bed and stayed there for a few days/weeks (I think I was trying to play a trick on them and forgot all about the food being there). Well, my parents realized that they were missing some groceries when my mom began to prepare the food. My dad had to go back out to the store to buy the missing items. My mom eventually found the bag of food in my room under my bed when it started to stink--she finally solved the mystery of the missing Thanksgiving food.

loni said...

I cooked the "guts" inside the turkey my first year! I think that gets most people!

trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

My first turkey turned out pretty good-the same cannot be said about the stuffing! I made it from scratch, not really having any clue about how to accomplish this-needless to say, I ended up with a gloopy mess!

Atreau said...

Last year I asked my mom to cook the giblets so that I could make gravy. Well, she put them to boil and forgot about them and they came out rock hard. I had to trash it.

jemr2 said...

My main blooper is that I burn the marshmallows on the sweet potatoes every year no matter how hard I try not to. At this point, my husband just says he likes them burnt to spare my feelings. :)

Jemr2@aol.com

Diane52 said...

Today I had a Thanksgiving Lunch with my lady English as a Second language students. Everyone cooked a different part of the meal. I went to bite into the turkey and couldn't believe it, as it tasted very sour. I had instructed one of my students to use a cooking bag to cook it in and if she wanted to, to add an apple, onion and orange to the bird's caviety. Well, it turns out my poor student did not know the difference between oranges and grapefruits and added 3!
Diane Baum
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demmi said...

my blooper is the one year I used a roaster to make the turkey and when I went to take the turkey out I found out the roaster broke and the turkey was not done.

Anonymous said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite meal---I just wish I could cook the trimmings like my mom and grandmother could. I remember their wonderful pies---and my pie crusts just don't measure up.

farrell@crosslake.net

tristatecruisers said...

My first turkey was a total disaster--i left the gizzard and neck inside the bird--hubby still reminds me of that every thanksgiving :)

marci
tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

Kristie said...

My favorite memory is when my grandma overcooked a pecan pie and the dog wouldn't even eat it :-)

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite memories and the funniest I can remember is when my mother baked a pie in her new convection/microwave oven. The pie was so hard we couldnt even cut it. We gave it to the barn dog and she took it out to the pasture and buried it:)

higginspl[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

My entire family is full of people that tease and tease (thanks to Grandpa) so every holiday is full of laughter and so much fun! I cant wait until the holidays this year to catch up with them again :)

klhyale@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The funniest and most memorable Thanksgiving was when my mother baked a pie in her new convection/microwave oven. The pie looked beautiful but you couldn't cut it. We gave the pie to the barn dog and she buried it in the cattle pasture:)

higginspl[at]hotmail[dot]com

SAHMwife said...

I love watching the parade, being with family and this year it's my son's 3rd Birthday! Very Blessed. This maybe a year I make a turkey if I win one!
Ramblesahm at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

“My dad, who used to be a chef, accidentally added about three times as much salt as he was supposed to in the pumpkin pie…we didn’t have pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving that year.”

I think my most memorable was 5 years ago, because it's affected every Thanksgiving since. We invited a friend for Thanksgiving dinner, but she said she'd feel guilty, because she usually got together with a few other people who had no family in the area. It's often warm enough here to eat Thanksgiving dinner outside, so I suggested that we bring the turkey to her house, and have a shared Thanksgiving for all of us. We encouraged everyone involved to invite another lonely person. It was great fun. Everyone who could afford to brought something or chipped in a few bucks and it was a big party.

Some of the people we met that day have become good friends; some join us every Thanksgiving and 4th of July now; and perhaps most importantly, my bf and I now actively seek out people who might not have family nearby, to share the holiday with us.