Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Plan of Attack for a Tasty Three-Hour Thanksgiving

Want to spend less time in the kitchen this Thanksgiving and more time spending quality time with your family? Well you're in luck because my client, Safeway, has come up with a 3-Hour Thanksgiving plan that they've tested to perfection.

I know this is shameless self-promotion but I want to share with you a pretty cool website my company, Rival, designed and developed for Safeway. It will help you every step of the way with your 3-hour Thanksgiving feast.

You'll find all the recipes you need - one for a 2-hour Turkey as well as 6 delicious side dishes. You'll also find a couple of helpful how-to videos. Always wondered how to correctly carve a turkey? Watch the video. It's easier than you think. There's also a video that walks you through their 2-hour Turkey recipe. Amazingly simple (hint - not stuffing the turkey is one of the keys to its success).

We also developed a cool Planning Guide tool that lets you choose the recipes you want, tells you when and how to prepare them, and generates an aggregate shopping list (that's right. no printing out multiple recipes and figuring out how much butter you need across all recipes). You can either save your Planning Guide so you can come back and login later. Or you can download your complete customized plan.

The final icing on the cake (and my personal favorite) is the Leftovers Lounge section of the website. Looking for creative things to do with all those leftovers? Safeway provides many amazing recipes that in no shape or form look like leftovers. Recipes include: Sesami Thai Turkey Salad, Turkey Couscous Salad with Ginger Peach Dressing and Chili-Turkey Wraps. With recipes like these, you'll look forward to putting those leftovers to work.

I wish everyone a wonderful, safe holiday and I hope you enjoy the website and find it helpful for planning your Thanksgiving feast.

Visit Safeway's Thanksgiving site