With COVID cases rising again, many families are forgoing their larger, traditional gatherings around Thanksgiving weekend. This shifts the cooking responsibilities to many who have never cooked a turkey before, so what could possibly go wrong? After all, it is 2020! 

Many companies are taking advantage of this years "unique" situation. Pepsi is running a "Baking Fail" challenge where viewers can post a fail video with #PepsiApplePieChallange to be entered in to win a bottle of their limited-edition Pepsi Apple Pie. Needless to say, our family will most likely be participating in this one. Whole Foods and Progressive have teamed up to offer a "Turkey Protection Plan" in case home cooks mess up their beloved meal. This plan offers consumers a post-Thanksgiving $35 gift card for any undercooked, overcooked, burnt or dry turkey. To find out more around this campaign, Click Here. Omaha Steaks also surveyed 2,000 Americans to find what the most common Thanksgiving fails are. Listed below are some of their findings.   

Omaha Steaks: Common Thanksgiving Fails

  1. Not all of the cooking is done on time: 60%
  2. Ran out of wine: 28%
  3. Spilled a dish on the floor: 28%
  4. Forgot an essential ingredient in one dish: 28%
  5. One or more dishes are cold by the time they are served: 27%

*If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, they predict 6 things to go "wildly" wrong (as a heads up). 

Our hopes are to ease some stress around this meal by providing these insights prior to going into the holiday. We highly urge you or your family to study up before tackling this year's feast, but if you happen to fall short, or your "creative" attempt goes sideways, please share! At least we can all have a good laugh together, right?

At the end of it all, we wish you and your family the happiest, stress-free Thanksgiving 2020 can offer! 


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