Thanksgiving Tips – Just in Time

Thanksgiving Tips – Just in Time

What do you have planned for Thanksgiving this year? Will you be keeping with tradition or going your own way? Whether you plan an elaborate spread of gourmet sides or stick to the tried-and-true recipes of your family, the important thing is that you spend the day with your loved ones, be they the family you were born into or the one you have created on your own. One of the reasons I love Thanksgiving so much is because it is one of the few holidays that hasn’t completely turned into a consumer-driven gift-centric affair. It is a day to relax with and enjoy the company of loved ones, with no pressure to pick the perfect gift or spend a boatload of cash on a fancy restaurant meal. I have a lot of feelings about Black Friday creeping into Thursday, but I will save my rants for my personal life (you’re welcome), and instead focus on the hope that we will all get to spend Thursday feeling thankful for what we already have. This year, as with every year, I am thankful for my family. Some of the members are tied together by blood, but all are tied by love and friendship.

This part is going to get a little bit sappy (like that last part wasn’t sappy enough…), but I would also like to note how thankful I am for my family at Butcher Block Co. We are a small group, but I daresay we are pretty mighty. I have learned so much and have been so supported in so many ways since I started here, and for that I am eternally grateful. I was welcomed into this family on day one and have been given the opportunity to form connections to many wonderful people, including our customers. You are, after all, the reason we are here.

From our family to yours, we at Butcher Block Co. wish you a happy Thanksgiving, filled with food, laughter, and love. We are thankful every day for your continued support.

Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? If you’re struggling for ideas or just need a little refresher, we’ve got you covered!

For Turkey Carving Tips, check out this post from Chef J.

Want to try your hand at brining this year? (Yes, you do, I promise.) We can help with this informative post.

Need another side dish? We’ve got two Brussels Sprouts recipes here and here.

How about some dessert? Try Pumpkin Creme Brulee, Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake, or my family’s favorite Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie.


  1. Kathleen Edelmuth

    As I get ready for Thanksgiving I have the pleasure of working and walking around the most gorgeous chopping block anyone would want. I got it from the fine people at Boos last December 13th after waiting a little while for the special order, worth every minute!. And being provided exceptional service! It is the huge three basket gathering table. I oil it faithfully because I want nothing to happen to it. It looks like it was made for this kitchen, which it was! I even like the Boos – Effingham Illinois logo which is on both sides. An American product being used on American holidays repeatedly. Thanks Boos!

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