So.. Any Thanksgiving Plans??? Win A Cookbook!!

November 21, 2013 Contest 9

As we get closer and closer to Thanksgiving I started to wonder…..  Should I make a traditional dinner for Frank and I or something a bit smaller since it is just the two of us.  My decision???  I’m going with a few easy items:


1.  Spiral sliced, baked, glazed ham

2.  Pioneer Woman’s Macaroni and Cheese

3.  Salad (you know we need something at least semi-veggie)

4.  Pumpkin Pie with tons and tons of Cool Whip


While I will be cheating by buying the pumpkin pie and Cool Whip…  well and I guess cheating with the fact that I’m also going to use a spiral cut ham that comes with its own glaze mix… plus ok I’ll give you a bagged salad mix and bottled salad dressing…. but I’m making the Macaroni and Cheese from the recipe I’ve linked to.  So this means I’m cooking!!!

I’ve made the recipe before and had good luck with it so new tradition it is:

photoAs you can tell I didn’t wait until after I took a nice pretty photo of the dish but went in for the kill.  Any way…  let’s go in for the stuff you are really wanting…


So…  Ree Drummond was in my area on Monday evening and even though I couldn’t be there to meet her, I did manage to get signed cookbooks for myself, my mom and…..  one lucky winner…  Thanks Robyn!!!!!!!  I wish I had been able to meet Ree but I’m happy that I was still able to get something fun to give away!  So to win a signed copy of:


There’s nothing more delicious than a holiday.

Oh, is it ever true. Whether it’s the anticipation of Christmastime or the ghoulish glee of Halloween, if I see a holiday on the horizon, I simply can’t contain my excitement. There’s just something about the traditions, the family togetherness, the resurfacing of childhood memories . . . the making of new ones. Holidays are wonderful, special, and fun . . . and they always make me happy.

And one more thing: They make me want to cook!

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays is an all-out celebration of the scrumptious, mouthwatering recipes that define our favorite occasions throughout the year. From luck-inducing Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day, to a perfectly savory/sweet Glazed Easter Ham, to luscious Caramel Apples on Halloween, to a crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving feast with all the fixins, these pages are positively brimming with recipes guaranteed to make your holidays deliciously memorable . . . and memorably delicious!

Twelve different holidays are covered in delectable detail: From New Year’s Day to New Year’s Eve . . . and all my favorites in between. Host a party for the Big Game for your football-loving friends, make Mom a lovely Mother’s Day breakfast-in-bed, invite your sweetie to a Valentine’s Day romantic dinner for two . . . or ring in the New Year with a fabulous cocktail party. There’s food, glorious food in this cookbook, and you won’t run out of yummy things to make.

I hope you enjoy and devour every page!

All you need to do is tell me – What are your plans for Thanksgiving?  I’ll pick one lucky winner (anyone can enter this isn’t just limited to US/Canada) from the entries received by 11:59 pm November 26, 2013.

Note…  this isn’t sponsored by Pioneer Woman but something I wanted to do for the holidays…


9 Responses to “So.. Any Thanksgiving Plans??? Win A Cookbook!!”

  1. Jo Bolte

    I would love to win this!! Our plans for Thanksgiving are to go to the in-laws. And of course the day after shopping!

  2. Tia Collins

    My Plans for Thanksgiving: Since I will be cooking for my household(5), my brother in law and his family(4), and sporadic friends & family. So as you can tell me home will be filled with mostly (unwanted–as she chuckles) people.

    We will be having 2 Turkeys 1 will be fried

    Ham:which I will dress up with my own glaze I make from brown sugar, regular sugar, cloves, cinnamon and butter, topped with 1/2 slice pineapples. Heat all the ingredients in the stove place the pineapples on top of the Ham with toothpicks pour over the glaze and let brown about 15-20 minutes. (Sorry all this is done after your ham has cooked.)

    Greens, Chitterlings(which I hate), dressing with Turkey Necks, canned yams(with and w/o marshmallows), Homemade Mac & Cheese (grandma’s recipe), homemade mashed potatoes with homemade gravy, GRANDs biscuits, crescent rolls.

    Dessert will include: homemade cheesecakes, yellow cake with chocolate frosting, cookies

  3. Michelle Young

    Since my best friend has moved away and we always go to her house for dinner, I am giving it a go at cooking! Watching the dog show and watching football all weekend with the family.

  4. Amy R

    I will be at home for Thanksgiving with my family and my mother. I will watch the Macy’s parade while starting the food which we will have way to much of.

  5. Viki S.

    Thursday I’ll make a nice dinner for hubs and me and then Friday I’ll make the big dinner. Our eldest and his wife go to his grandmothers on Thanksgiving and come to our house on the Friday. So I’ll be spending the week in the kitchen ;).

  6. Trish

    So far I have requests to make Prime Rib, Turkey, and Ham. I am trying to work on narrowing that list down a bit but with 5 kids everyone has their own favorites :). I always make Ree’s mashed potatoes so those will be a must have on the menu regardless of what main dishes we land on.

  7. Greg Anderson

    This Thanksgiving, unfortunately, I will be spent traveling to Minnesota for my Uncle’s funeral. Having lost my father and now uncle within 5 months of each other, I’m beginning to realize how fragile life can truly be and how thankful I am to have another day on this earth to spend with family and friends. My Thanksgiving will be spent Celebrating Life

  8. Deb G

    Thanksgiving plans should be..heading home for the first Thanksgiving without my Dad, lots of firsts this year. Happy Thanksgiving to you.