Gathering Around the Table: Thanksgiving

Each year, 46 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day. At ButcherBox, we begin selling turkeys at the end of September which means our team begins thinking about turkey and Thanksgiving nearly seven months in advance of the holiday. This year, Thanksgiving table sizes are expected to grow across the […]

A Step-by-Step Guide for How to Cook a Frozen Turkey

As the holidays are approaching, it’s an excellent time to brush up on all the different ways you can cook a turkey. Especially knowing how to cook a frozen turkey can come in handy.   Yes, You Can Cook a Frozen Turkey!  The answer to one of the most common questions […]

How To Thaw a Frozen Turkey: 3 Different Methods!

It’s a good idea to know a few different methods for how to thaw a frozen turkey. Since most turkeys come frozen, you’ll be facing the thawing process soon enough. The good news is there are several different ways to go about it. We’ll walk you through them!  Whether you’re […]

cranberry seltzer turkey brine recipe

Turkey Breast Brine with Cranberry Seltzer

Add a little bit of some bitter cranberry sweetness to your turkey brine this year. This is perfect for prepping the night before cooking a turkey breast but is also great for your Thanksgiving turkey. This is the perfect way to add flavor to a turkey or turkey breast. Do […]

simple turkey stuffing with sage and butter

Simple Turkey Stuffing

A staple of Thanksgiving sides, this simple stuffing is ready in under an hour. You’ll need herbs, vegetables, croutons and an appetite for big flavor.

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How to Pull Off Friendsgiving in 2021

I have always considered Friendsgiving as the highlight of the holiday season. For starters, what better way to kick off the usually hectic, over-scheduled, and joyful few months that make up the holidays than with good friends and good food? For the past six years, I’ve hosted Friendsgiving in Boston—usually […]

turkey gravy

The Ultimate Guide to Turkey Gravy

What’s a Thanksgiving turkey without a little turkey gravy? Okay, a lot of turkey gravy. We’re here to break down the history of this Thanksgiving mainstay, along with the different methods for preparing it, its many uses, and our favorite simple, homemade recipe. Read on for the ultimate guide to […]

turkey cooking in oven

5 Ways to Prepare Your Thanksgiving Turkey

An oven-roasted Thanksgiving turkey is a hallmark of the November holiday. Who doesn’t have a mental image of a loved one pulling a heavenly-smelling turkey out of the oven? With so many side dishes to cook up —baked mac n’ cheese, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, and more — […]