November 7, 2011

Thanksgiving Week: Holiday Planning & Roasting Pan Giveaway! {Naptime Simple Tips}

Roasting Pan

Welcome to Naptime Chef Thanksgiving week! With the holiday cooking season underway I thought it would be fun to spend the week talking about Thanksgiving. I am going to throw in a few great side dish recipes, share an awesome guest post from a friend and fellow food blogger and, of course, talk turkey. I am also giving away a fantastic professional aluminum non-stick roasting pan with rack with a set lifting forks (usually sold separately, but they packaged them together for you!) courtesy of my friends at I love this particular pan because it is constructed out of strong aluminum, fits up to a 24 lb. turkey (that’s a big bird!) and should last a lifetime. It is exactly like the one we have at home and use all the time. So, if you are in the need of a new roasting pan look no further – see the entry rules below and join in the fun!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving week I hope you’ll join me in sharing your holiday recipes ideas, decorating tips and tricks for dealing with kids on Twitter (tag @TheNaptimeChef) or by tagging The Naptime Chef Facebook fanpage. I love the idea of sharing ideas with each other, plus if you tag and tweet you’ll get extra entries to win the roasting pan. I also hope you’ll join my group Pinterest Board Titled “Project #9: Thanksgiving Feast” and pin up some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes, table decorating ideas and anything else that inspires your Thanksgiving experience. This week is all about getting in the holiday spirit and swapping good ideas and great food!

If you want to become one of my official blogging sponsors write a post about your favorite Thanksgiving recipe and link to this post on your blog. I’ll include a list of sponsors in my daily posts as well as in my weekly newsletter. Last but not least, check out the official rules below and tune back in here every day this week.

To get a jumpstart on your Thanksgiving planning, here are a few of my favorite posts on that topic. Stay tuned for recipes tomorrow!

1) How to Organize Your Kitchen for the Holidays : Simple Bites

2) Ultimate Thanksgiving Checklist : Epicurious

3) The Thanksgiving Timeline : Good.Food.Stories.

4) The Thanksgiving Guide : Serious Eats

Rules for Thanksgiving Week:

1. Leave a comment sharing a tidbit about your favorite Thanksgiving memory.

2. Subscribe to The Naptime Chef newsletter (upper right hand corner) – I’ll check!

3. Become a fan of The Naptime Chef on Facebook

4. Extra Entry: Share the link to this post with your friends on Facebook and link to @TheNaptimeChef Facebook fanpage

5. Extra Entry: Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and link to hashtag @TheNaptimeChef

6. Extra Entry: Follow me on Stumbleupon and stumble this entry by clicking the green thumbs up.

7. 6 Extra Entries: Write a blog post between now and next Saturday November 12th at 7:00am about what delicious pumpkin dish you’ve cooked up and tell your readers about this post with a link back to it. You will be listed in The Naptime Chef newsletter as an official sponsor.

8. Contest will run from Monday November 7th at 7:00am through Sunday, November 13th at 7:00pm ET. Winner will be announced on Monday November 14th at 7:00am. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be drawn. Winner be selected by

9. Giveaway items can only be mailed within the continental US.

* Items generously donated by