Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Since we are having so much fun over here at Mommy Katie giving away items this week for your holiday dinner, Butterball would like to give a little more to my readers! They would like to give 2 of my readers a $15 Gift Coupon to put towards a Butterball Turkey this year!! Yes that is right, Butterball would like to give 2 readers a turkey for their holiday festivities this year!!! Butterball is a household name during the holiday season. They offer some of the best turkeys out there. And once you have cooked your Butterball turkey, you know that when you sit down with your family to feast, you will be biting into a very tasty and juicy turkey!! There are so many different ways to cook your turkey, from roasting to frying to smoking it. And I am sure that if you go with Butterball this year, however you choose to cook your turkey, will be the best way for you and your family!!! The gift coupons are a present to my readers this year, courtesy of Butterball, in honor of the holiday feast!! During the holidays we create memories with our family and friends. I know that one memory my husband will always remind me about would be our first Thanksgiving together as husband and wife. We were going to be hosting dinner for our friends and the night before I had decided to get the desserts going and prepare some of the sides. Well, I had never made a pumpkin pie before. We had friends over and a few of my friends came in the kitchen to keep me and assist with preparations. We were all talking and having a good time while getting stuff together. I had gotten all of the ingredients out that the pumpkin pie recipe had called for and began mixing in ingredients. Once the pie was mixed I poured the batter into the pie crusts. I put the pies in then cooked them, then once they were done I placed them in the fridge. While cooking all of the men kept coming in and out of the kitchen grabbing tastes and smelling things. I was so proud of how my pumpkin pies looked and I was so excited to serve them the next day at the dinner table. The next day we had friends over for Thanksgiving dinner and once we had all eaten I went to get the pies out. I was so excited to serve them and everyone wanted a to try a piece. I plated all of the slices then served them. I sat down then looked around and noticed the room had gone silent and no one was talking. I then took a bite of the pumpkin pie I had made and realized that it was horrible! I started to cry. I then apologized to everyone and insisted they let me get them something different to get that horrible taste out of their mouths. Once we were all done, I went back into the kitchen and read over the recipe. I could not figure out what had gone wrong. Then I looked over and noticed that the sugar was still sealed and had never been opened. I felt like a idiot. I had forgotten to add sugar to the pie then served it to all of our guests. I became extremely emotional and cried. I felt as though I had ruined the whole dinner and everyones Thanksgiving. Little did I know at the time that I was pregnant with our son, so yes I was extra emotional at the time.