Have a Golden Thanksgiving with Butterball + Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
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November 12, 2012
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Every year in our home, we celebrate Thanksgiving as a family and part of the celebration involves a delicious dinner.  We include stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a Butterball Turkey.  Of all the brands available, Butterball is my favorite!

I remember being a little girl and going to the store with my mom.  There were so many turkeys to choose from, but she said that we always buy Butterball!  Nothing compares to the tender and juicy taste of a Butterball turkey.  Gosh, just thinking about the golden and juicy Butterball turkey makes my mouth water!

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This holiday season, we’re going to be celebrating again with a Butterball turkey, but there are some new developments that will make the holiday a little better!  A Butterball Cookbook Plus app is now available to help families prepare early for their Thanksgiving meal.  In the Butterball Cookbook Plus app, you’ll find recipes, a meal builder, and a store section.  My favorite part of the app was the “Info” section.  In this section, you’ll find a section with Conversions, Substitutions, a Shopping List, Timers, How-To Videos, Articles, and an About section.  The app retails for $4.99.

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This Thursday, November 15th is Golden Thursday – the Black Friday of Thanksgiving and to celebrate, we’re giving away two vouchers – each good for $20 towards a Butterball turkey purchase!  But first, here are a few of our own golden rules of Thanksgiving.

1 – Prepare a menu about a week ahead, to ensure you have a list of all necessary ingredients for your feast.

2 – Shop for your ingredients at least five days before Thanksgiving.  Nothing is worse than running out of an ingredient when you’re cooking, heading to the grocery store, and finding the store all sold out of the item you need!

3 – Buy a Butterball Turkey and put in your refrigerator to thaw – at least one day for every 4 pounds of turkey.  If a speedy thaw is necessary, thaw the turkey in cold water.  Do not thaw at room temperature.

4 – Start preparing dinner early in the morning on Thanksgiving Day.  Have a list with order of items you’ll be preparing (budgeting oven time for the various dishes).

5 – Encourage family members to help out – whether it’s preparing appetizers, side dishes or desserts.  This takes a lot of the stress off the primary cook of the home.

What are your golden rules of Thanksgiving?

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2 lucky readers on The Mommy-Files will each win a $20 voucher good towards the purchase of a Butterball Turkey for a their own Golden Thanksgiving!!!

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–       Tell me in a comment what your Golden rules of Thanksgiving are!!

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We received a coupon from Butterball to facilitate this review. The giveaway is sponsored by  Butterball.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gosney is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. With 3 active boys, Shannon loves living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

424 Responses to “Have a Golden Thanksgiving with Butterball + Giveaway”

  1. Jennifer DaMomme says:

    My golden rule is prepping everything the night before and getting up at 5 or 6 am and start popping food especially the turkey in the oven! Get the family in by 11am for a delicious brunch and get em out by 2pm! Enjoying the rest of the day peacefully preparing for late night Black Friday shopping! Butterball is our only choice of turkey in this house! Nothing else compares!

  2. Cherise says:

    1. Make arraignments for where our family will be having our Thanksgiving!
    2. Gather & buy all ingredients for my homemade cornbread stuffing, pecan pie, and pumpkin pie.
    3. Prepare & cook stuffing and pies at least a day ahead. I usually get all my stuffing vegetables chopped 2 days before, with cooking up my southern cornbread.
    4. My children & I have developed the tradition of making cute homemade menus of what is being served, the kids also like to dress up like restaurant wait staff and serve appetizers.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  3. Sonia B says:

    Golden rules: have someone else make the food! LOL

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  5. Mami2jcn says:

    Make mashed potatoes from scratch…they’re always better than instant!

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  9. Jackie says:

    Golden rule: Make the pumpkin pie…don’t buy one.
    Thanks!

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  11. Denise B. says:

    Eat until you drop and then eat some more.

  12. Rebecca Fanshier says:

    Golden Rule: Actually think about what you are Thankful fo

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  17. Nancy says:

    Our Golden Rule of Thanksgiving is to serve turkey, cornbread dressing, and Cherry Coca-Cola Jell-o Salad.

  18. Nancy says:

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  19. Nancy says:

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  26. ellen says:

    One of my Golden Rules is to always make at least on ‘new’ dish during Thanksgiving- you never know it may become a new tradition!

  27. ellen says:

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  32. bonnie w says:

    The big deal every year for me is thawing the turkey – figuring it out.
    Luckily this year I am going to the in-laws :)

  33. Elena says:

    My rule is to make sure that turkey is completely defrosted before I start cooking it

  34. Elena says:

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  38. Elena says:

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  39. sandra says:

    eat, drink and be merry

  40. sandra says:

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  41. debbie says:

    Enjoy the meal, do what you can beforehand and be thankful.
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  44. Golden Rule? Ladies do the cooking, boys do the cleanup! Works every year!

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  49. Kathy Murphy says:

    Our golden rule is that everybody must bring a PIE!

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  51. D Schmidt says:

    My golden rules are : Cook ahead and keep children away from the kitchen!

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  56. My golden rules are to get everything I need for thanksgiving when it is on sale, keep my pets out of the kitchen while cooking the food, buy a butterball turkey, baste the turkey often, put the turkey in early and let it cook for a lower temperature for a longer time, have everyone help prepare the side dishes and desserts and most importantly have fun and not get all stressed out

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  59. John Hutchens says:

    golden rule is visit the family early leaving my evening free

  60. John Hutchens says:

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  64. Karen R says:

    Make the pies the night before. Get a good night’s sleep. Get the turkey in the oven by 5:00. Make the stuffing and don’t bake it in the turkey. Have the table set the night before. Ask for help. Clean up as you go. Enjoy.

  65. Karen R says:

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  68. Emily N says:

    My rule is to keep a detailed checklist, to make sure you don’t forget anything like turning on the oven.

  69. Emily N says:

    Twitter follower @emaisgr8

  70. Diane Baum says:

    My golden rule is gotta have real mashed potatoes

  71. ky2here says:

    No arguing and especially this year – no political fighting

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  76. Erica C. says:

    You have to have everyone’s favorite sides!

  77. melissa Resnick says:

    dont stress and be prepaired

  78. Karen Gonyea says:

    Food, Football and Family :)

  79. Deb C says:

    My Golden Rule is made from scratch gravy, always.

  80. Deb C says:

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  85. Nicole D. says:

    My golden rule is to stay out of my way in the kitchen!

  86. Nicole D. says:

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  88. tess says:

    write your name on your cup
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  90. Michelle Dehowy says:

    Golden rules of Thanksgiving are …
    eat at the dining room table instead of the television.
    turn your cell phones off and actually connect with the people in front of you.

  91. Jen F says:

    My golden rule is to remember to have fun. We want totally tasty food, but don’t stress too much and enjoy cooking in the kitchen together as a family!

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  94. maureen says:

    The golden rule is that we have my grandmother’s recipe for stuffing and that there is a southern dish on the menu (as my mother was born in the south).

  95. KIM H says:

    The golden Rule is “Do it with LOVE!!”

  96. KIM CRAWFORD says:

    MY GOLDEN RULE IS THAT EVERYONE SITS THE TABLE TOGETHER AND THE TV IS OFF.
    I LOVE THANKSGIVING WITH OUR FAMILY!
    THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

  97. Sandy V. says:

    I like Butterball for the turkey and I make sure to be with family on Thanksgiving.

  98. Leslie J says:

    My Golden Rule is “Family First”.

  99. Lynda E says:

    Have to buy a big enough turkey for sandwiches the next day!

  100. Carmen says:

    Keep everyone out of the kitchen who is not helping (we often get early snackers who just get in the way)

  101. Carmen says:

    I follow @themommyfiles

  102. Carmen says:

    I follow @butterball

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  105. nannypanpan says:

    EAT TIL I POP AND MAKE SURE TO TAKE HOME LEFTOVERS CAUSE I’LL REGRET IT THE NEXT DAY
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  107. Ani says:

    My rule is no canned cranberry stuff, it’s gotta be freshly made.

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  110. Brenda Gaines says:

    always…ALWAYS….have pumpkin pie for thanksgiving dessert…then again i keep the ingredients for pumpkin pie on hand year round lol

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  116. Julie says:

    My golden rule is everyone there at noon!

  117. Jill L says:

    Don’t stress and remember to enjoy the day.

  118. Jill L says:

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  123. Sue Ellison says:

    My Golden Rule is that after I spend all morning cooking, everyone helps to clean up so that I’m not stuck in the kitchen and can enjoy the remainder of the day.

  124. Sarah Hall says:

    My golden rule is to remain calm no matter what happens. Even if you burn something, just laugh it off.

  125. Sue Ellison says:

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  130. Theron Willis says:

    Drink and drive? I drink and bake!

    Inebriation is my favorite aspect of Thanksgiving.

    Hope to win!

  131. Amanda K. says:

    One of my golden rules is to make more than I need. I never know if someone will bring a guest.

  132. Monique Rizzo says:

    Prepare as many dishes as I can the night before.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  133. marilyn says:

    I have absolutely no rules

  134. Racheal S says:

    The golden rule of thanksgiving in my family is: No cell phones/ TV during dinner!

  135. Qhuinn says:

    Golden rule is do all the prep work the day before

  136. Macy says:

    Try buy all food in advance so there is no last minute shopping. Thanks for the giveaway!

  137. Lucy Schwartz says:

    Golden Rules For Thanksgiving – Thanksgiving is whenever we all as family can get together. Turkey rules and everyone brings something for the meal so that the family member who is hosting doesn’t have to do everything.

  138. Christine says:

    Golden rule is buy a big turkey

  139. Melanie Montgomery says:

    EVERYONE is allowed seconds, and thirds and…etc

  140. beth shepherd says:

    My golden rule is to have fun with my family and enjoy lots of great food.

  141. Linda G. says:

    My golden rule is make sure you come hungry!

  142. LeAnn V says:

    Golden Rule is to prep as much as possible the night before so when company arrives there is time to relax and visit.

  143. Marie C says:

    My golden rule is stay out of my kitchen while I’m fixing Thanksgiving dinner! I got it all under control. You never helped me before, don’t start now. The one phrase y

  144. Our golden rule is to not catch the food on fire. After the incident with the rolls circa 1996 this rule was implemented. :) And I don’t mean burned, I mean flaming!

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  147. Kayla says:

    My golden rule is if you want to eat, you’ll either help cook, or help clean up.

  148. Tonya Dean says:

    Is get someone else to fix it. I’m not a very good cook.

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  151. carol says:

    I think if you are going to cook turkey….cook the best Butterball!

  152. renee walters says:

    My golden rule is be kind and eat a lot! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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    I like you on Facebook as Renee Walters! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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  156. renee walters says:

    I follow Butterball on Twitter as ReneeWalters7! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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  158. patricia edwards says:

    My Golden Rule of Thanksgiving is to Spend Quality Tine with Family Members Because You Never Know How Long Your Loved Ones will be around!

  159. patricia edwards says:

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  164. Jackee says:

    ALWAYS brine the turkey

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  169. D Johnson says:

    My golden rule for Thanksgiving is to NOT feel guilty for eating two pieces of pumpkin pie for dessert. I mean it’s one day a year right?!

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  175. Kirsten says:

    Always use my grandma’s dishes; make my pumpkin roll, and make a new dessert never made by us before.

  176. Jennifer Reed says:

    My golden rule is to also encourage family members to help out so it is a group activity.

  177. joseph gersch jr says:

    our golden ruleis to watch football

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  183. Larisa says:

    Golden rule: Enjoy time with family and be thankful.

  184. carol gentry says:

    I do everything I can the night before so that it helps me on Thankgiving day and gives me more time with my family.

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  187. Ellie W says:

    I don’t have many rules but my big one is I have to boil a whole chicken to shred into my dressing and use the fresh chicken broth instead of canned. It’s amazing the difference that it makes.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  193. Stephanie Larison says:

    Stay out of my way in the kitchen lol too many people in there trying to do many things at once just causes stress!

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  196. Amy DeLong says:

    enjoy dinner/football
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  200. Jeni Lutz says:

    I make the kids stay out of the kitchen and do everything I can the day before and put the turkey in the oven overnight

  201. kathy pease says:

    my rule is to prepare as much as possible the day before such as pies

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  206. Tiffany Hoyt says:

    We have to have baked macaroni and cheese lol.

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  212. amy deeter says:

    eat as much you can and lots of football
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  213. edq143 says:

    enter me thanks

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  218. Marcia Goss says:

    Get as much prep work done the day before to save time Thanksgiving morning.

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  224. Sandy V. says:

    My golden rule is to enjoy having the family together and everyone enjoy it.

  225. beth says:

    jsut to enjoy my day is my golden rule

  226. Carolyn Daley says:

    Stay out of the kitchen unless you are given a task. It can be overwhelming with so many people in the kitchen at once. We also assign someone to set the table and someone to take drink orders instead of everyone standing in the kitchen.

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  232. Michele P. says:

    I really don’t have a lot of rules per se, just to enjoy yourself and have a good time. But I do have one… lol… the men have to help the women wash dishes after the meal instead of sitting around watching football. It gets done quicker, and after I’ve spent the day getting the meal ready it is nice to have the guys pitch in and wash some pots and pans :) then we ALL get to relax and have some good conversation.

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  235. Lisa Garner says:

    My golden rule is to remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect and Thanksgiving is really about spending time with family and friends.
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  242. Mike says:

    My golden rule is to cook only what people will eat. Nobody in my family likes yams so I never make them.

  243. Sara b says:

    My golden rule is to try relax and spend time with friends and family

  244. Kay s. says:

    Golden rule: be thankful that everyone is heallthy, and make sure everyoune helps out with dinner

  245. Rachael says:

    I always give something to those without on Thanksgiving and I always count my blessings.

  246. M.Campbell says:

    Buy groceries a week in advance, and try do most of the cooking the night before

  247. Kelly G. says:

    Our Golden Rule for Thanksgiving is to try not eat TOO much food!

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  253. Beverly M says:

    Our golden rule is just to be thankful for the delicious meal and our family. Thanks for the contest.

  254. Wendy says:

    We follow the no-stress Thanksgiving rule! Keep it simple, don’t stress because it always works out.

  255. Wendy says:

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  259. Vicki D. says:

    My golden rule is that we all do our part in making the dinner. Then, we sit down together and have a wonderful meal.

  260. Marie Darrer says:

    Our rule is relax and have fun, no stress, no timetable, we eat at dinner time and I do all of the cooking…stay out of my kitchen and enjoy!

  261. Wendy McBride says:

    My Golden Rule is that everyone bring a dish if possible, or drinks, ice, napkins, Chinet plates, etc..

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  262. susan smoaks says:

    we always say what we are thankful for before we eat!

  263. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…Our Golden Rule of Thanksgiving is to practice food safety in the kitchen & to use a food thermometer !

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  267. Charlene says:

    Golden Rule: clean your plate :)

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  269. Cassandra McCann says:

    all children help it is a must….singing is optional

  270. Erica Best says:

    try everything

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  275. Crystal Faulk says:

    Golden Rule…lots of great food and family time. :o)

  276. meme says:

    to be thankful for what we have, pray for those who don’t have and stay out of the kitchen until the meal is done.

  277. Lindsey says:

    We’re a new family so we haven’t perfected golden rules yet. Our main ones that I can think of is trying to thank God for what He’s given us is a top priortity, making sure we have plenty of time to spend with family, preparing ahead of time so that almost everything is already ready on Thanksgiving Day, and sticking to the budget we planned out for it :)

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  283. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    Our Golden Rule is to Pray together as a family and be Thankful for our Family and Friends and our Turkey Dinner and a prayer to our Troops who are in service and to all those less fortunate then we are.

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  290. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    Golden rule is no matter what happens, don’t stress out! Getting angry or overwhelmed defeats the purpose of thanksgiving.

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  294. heather c says:

    No talk of politics or religion.
    Everyone helps clean up before dessert.
    Be thankful.

  295. Christian Alejandro N. says:

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  299. Veronica Garrett says:

    My Golden Rules are toserve a delicious Thanksgiving meal o family and to be thankful

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    Commented on the Building Relationships One Food at a Time with Foodspring post

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  315. Charlene Kuser says:

    My Golden rule is to keep the men out of the kitchen until the food is done

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  318. Sarah L says:

    Let everyone help!

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  329. Roxann says:

    I try to prepare as much as I can ahead of time so I can actually spend time out of the kitchen enjoying my family.

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    I commented on the Perfect Your Skin with Clearasil PerfectaWash post

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    Commented on the Our LeapFrog “Brave” Review post

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    Commented on the Shopping for a Multifunction Printer? post

  351. Sand says:

    Prepare as much as possible the night before.

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  358. Betty C says:

    One of our golden rules is sharing. We often have additional guests who don’t have anyone to share the day with. The second big rule is no squabbling.

  359. Betty C says:

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  363. Betty C says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  364. Christian Alejandro N. says:

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  365. laura ari says:

    My golden rule is go to mom’s then you won’t have to cook. My second one is why cook when you can just buy at Wegman’s.

  366. Daniel M says:

    don’t let my sister cook anything, too much experimenting, everything is always bad

  367. Marci says:

    Everybody pitch in and enjoy themselves!

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  370. My golden rule for Thanksgiving is that if I am the chef I am not the diswasher also. Someone has to do the dishes.

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