Back to Butterball University!

Back to Butterball University!

October 22, 2010


Hi, everyone! I just wanted to apologize for being lost in space the last couple days. We were actually lost at Butterball University in Chicago! You might remember that we went last year. And we were SO happy to be back again. In case you didn’t know, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line ladies some of the nicest, warmest people I’ve ever met in my life. And we feel so, so lucky to have the opportunity to spend time with them and listen to their infinite turkey knowledge. There’s nothing like learning from the best.


(Plus, we got to experience Butterball’s new easy-to-open packaging first-hand. And let me just say… it’s awesome!).

We’ll be writing a full recap in the upcoming days. But we just wanted to leave you with a few sneak peek photos for now. I learned A LOT last year, but after this year, I think I feel confident to actually prepare my own Thanksgiving turkey. But the carving part? Maybe not so much. We’re taking it a step at a time.


My turkey is the closest in the photo. I’ll tell you all about what I did to it… And what Chels did to hers (we were each assigned a different method to preparing our turkeys). And we’ll give you some super helpful turkey tips, too, with the full recap.


Thank you SO much to everyone at Butterball University for being so welcoming to us and sharing your seriously huge wealth of knowledge. There were so many moments the last couple days when I thought to myself “I never want to leave!” Who knew cooking turkey could be so much fun?


Full disclosure: We were hired to attend Butterball University and write on the Butterball Blog and are being paid. However, all of our opinions are our own and we’re under no obligation to write about our fabulous experiences on our own blog. Seriously, we can’t even believe we’re so luck to be paid to have the experience of a lifetime. Life rocks 🙂

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15 Responses to "Back to Butterball University!"

  1. Victoria says:

    Sounds like a fun job, ladies!! Those turkeys looks awesome! Now I really can’t wait until Thanksgiving! 🙂

  2. Liz says:

    Wow that sounds like fun. My favorite meal of the year…all those turkeys look delicioso!

  3. sweetersalt says:

    Those are some yummy looking turkeys! Nice crispy skin – my fave!


  4. Erica says:

    I’m so jealous! How cool is this??? Perfect timing (giving Thanksgiving is approaching). I’ve never made a whole bird. Have fun chickies

  5. It sounds like you ladies are having a blast! Can’t wait to hear all about it this weekend!

  6. Susan says:

    What an awesome experience that must have been! You were just an hour and 30 minutes south of me 😉 Can’t wait to hear about everything you learned at Turkey U 😉

  7. Kerstin says:

    How fun – can’t wait to see your recap 🙂

  8. oh my god how cool! i definitely need to go to butterball university b/c i eat meat but don’t know how to cook it!!!

  9. Joanne says:

    How awesome! What a great opportunity. Cooking a turkey is definitely somethign I’m still kinda sorta scared of. Can’t wait to read some of your tips!

  10. Melissa says:

    What a fun time! I can’t wait to see the full post!

  11. Mandi says:

    That is so friggin cool! How awesome is that!? I made my first whole bird (with the assistance of my mother-in-law) last Thanksgiving. It feels SO good once that beautiful thing comes out of the oven all golden brown! yummm….Can’t wait to hear more!

  12. joan says:

    Fun! I remember this last year. Have a great time!

  13. Claudia says:

    Now I want some turkey.

  14. a turkey convention you say?!
    when’s the tofu one?
    just found your blog.
    you gals are adorable.

  15. Sharlene says:

    How fun! I remember when you went the first time and I’m pretty much just as jealous now as I was then!

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