Friday, November 9, 2012

Thanksgiving 1960's Style & An OXO Give Away

It was the beginning of November and really the last thing I wanted to think about was Thanksgiving...not yet. And then a package showed up at the door...a box of OXO kitchen tools: everything I needed to make a Thanksgiving feast. You remember my Virtual Potluck group...well we're working with OXO to bring you a per-Thanksgiving meal liked you've never seen, using some pretty awesome OXO tools.  We're also each giving away a similar set of tools to one of our readers.  Be sure to check all our blogs there will be 12 chances to win. (details below)

In order to spice things up a bit I decided to host a 1960's themed Thanksgiving dinner. I rounded up a few friends, got them to dress up and went to work preparing the meal using all of the OXO goodies.  We had a fabulous time with this and loved using all of the kitchen gadgets. You can't imagine what a difference it makes cooking when you have the right tools.

Special thanks to OXO for graciously providing these wonderful kitchen tools. And to the White family for dressing up and playing along.


Enjoying our guest before the cooking begins


Prepping the turkey was easy with OXO poultry sheers

the OXO ricer makes the perfect mashed potatoes


The guys enjoyed a drink...



while the girls were in the kitchen


getting dinner ready

Don't worry we had fun too!

Dinner came together effortlessly thanks to OXO

The family was happy!



Contest Details

Enter to win some OXO Kitchen Tools perfect for Thanksgiving!

Gift set includes:
turkey baster with cleaning brush
silicone brush
digital leave in thermometer
4 cup fat separator
pot holders
3 in 1 adjustable potato ricer
poultry shears


Please leave a comment for each.  Entries will be received through Monday, November 19th, 2012.  Open to US residents only.








113 comments:

  1. I'd have to say that the fat separator is my most favorite kitchen gadget ever!

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  2. I Follow The Food Hunter on Twitter

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  3. I follow The Food Hunter on Facebook.

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  4. What a fun way to celebrate! We love doing themed parties and it's great ot have friends that are willing to do it too!

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  5. I'm following you and OXO on Twitter and Facebook!

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  6. I follow oxo on twitter @immortalb4

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  7. I follow the food hunter on twitter @immortalb4

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  8. I follow the food hunter on facebook

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  9. My favorite gadget(s) would be my really cool tongs and my Betty Crocker scraper. I use these two things everyday. Thank you for this great giveaway and I love your blog.
    cjbrick@ymail.com

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  10. I Follow OXO on Twitter.
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  11. I follow The Food Hunter on Twitter.
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  12. I Follow OXO on Facebook.
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  13. I follow The Food Hunter on Facebook.
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  14. really need a fat separator as my method of taking it into the frig them skimming is slow.

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  15. Follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Twitter
    @cjsorel

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  16. Follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Facebook.

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  17. I would love the potato ricer. I've heard good things about it. I love using the shears for cutting the meat. And the baster is a must.

    bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

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  19. I follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Twitter.

    bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

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  20. I follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Facebook.

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  21. I'm following OXO and The Food Hunter on Facebook

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  22. my favorite kitchen gadget is my pasta cutter.. its the small wheel that cuts that ruffled kind of edge? It's great!

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  23. I absolutely adore my OXO stainless steel garlic press, it saves so much prep time!

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  24. AAAAAH! I love your idea for a 60's dinner party!! My favorite kitchen item is my garlic press :) thanks!

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  25. And I follow ya both on FB too! :)

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  26. Such a great idea and all looked too cute! Love it! :Just posted my potatoes and the giveaway will be Monday! )

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  27. I'm not sure if there is such as an award for coolest blog post ever but I think you've done it! Amazing, love the photos and what a fabulous idea!

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  28. I follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Twitter

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  29. I have "liked" Oxo and The Food Hunter on Facebook.

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  30. I follow The Food Hunter on Facebook! BTW, your dinner party theme was brilliant, I love that everyone is in character!!!

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  31. my favorite gadget is the garlic press since almost everything i cook has garlic in it

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  32. I follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Twitter @mermont84

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  33. My favorite kitchen tool is my microplane grater.

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  34. The party "costumes" are awesome. I wasn't around in the 60's but your photos remind me of photos from the 70's. Great job, love it!

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my digital scale. I like to measure ingredients for doughs and baking. I always measure pasta, the shape can deceive you, next thing you know your guts busting!

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  35. I Follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Twitter.

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  36. I Follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Facebook.

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  37. My garlic press is my favorite utensil.

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  38. The Turkey Baster is the best. I'd also like to try the ricer.

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  40. The ricer looks fun but don't the potatos get cold before you get them all done I have never used one
    kathypersons@yahoo.com

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  41. Love OXO and that fat separator looks fantastic!

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  42. I like my slicer and chopper.
    THanks so much.
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  43. Follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Facebook (Margaret E. Smith)
    Thanks
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  44. I love my chef knive. thank you for this giveaway.

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  45. I like my electric can opener.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  46. My favorite gadget is the microwave oven

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  47. My little egg pan. Idk what I would do without it.
    Cassie
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  48. I follow you and OXO on FB
    Cassie
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  49. I follow you and OXO on twitter
    cassie
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  50. i love my food processor

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  51. I want that potato ricer for fluffy mashed of course, but also for gluten-free spaetzle and to remove excess water from tofu and spinach for Italian tofu spinach patties. BTW -- <3 your Mad Men-esque Thanksgiving!

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  52. LOVE the poultry shears.

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  53. My favorite is the very old but beautiful mortar and pestle my dad gave me which had been given to him by his mom. Cheers!

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  54. one of my favorite kitchen gadgets is my food processor
    thanks
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  55. I LOVE the ricer, it looks amazing!

    meganlovesgiveaways at gmail.com

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  56. Following you both on Twitter @megans_madness

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  57. Following OXO on FB and sent you a friend request.

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  58. I love my garlic press.
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  59. My Kitchenaid Mixer is my fav gadget of all time :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  60. What is my favorite kitchen gadget? Such a tough question! I'll have to go with my Spätzle maker. Years ago... I watched a PBS show that featured Graham Kerr making Spätzle using this unique kitchen gadget. And I had to have one. I found mine at Cost Plus World Market.

    One kitchen gadget I do not have, which I'd love, is a potato ricer!

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  61. The fat separator is my favorite kitchen gadget. Patricia. yellow_patricia at hotmail dot com

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  62. I follow OXO on Twitter as yourpotofgold. yellow_patricia at hotmail

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  63. I follow The Food Hunter on Twitter as yourpotofgold. yellow_patricia at hotmail dot com

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  64. I follow Oxo on FB. yellow_patricia at hotmail dot com

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  65. i love the crock pot and my oxo cutting board
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  66. I just stopped by to say you look awesome!!! Loved your themed dinner!

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  67. I love my mini food processor!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  68. I love my garlic peeler, no stinky hands!

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  69. Trying to keep my weight in check this is my fav kitchen gadget
    4 cup fat separator.
    diane dot wortman at gmail dot com

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  70. follow you on twitter as @silanti1

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  71. Follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Facebook as diane wortman

    sent you a FB friend request. Also above entry do also OXO on twitter.

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  72. I love to use my food processer

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  73. I follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Twitter - Imawinnertoday

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  74. grease separator cup is my favorite mtpapa47@gmail.com Dorothy D

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  75. follow food hunter on twitter @mtbears819

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  76. liked on fb https://www.facebook.com/dorothy.deakyne

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  77. I love a good fat separating roaster pan.
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  78. Garlic press is my favorite gadget.

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  79. Cool idea! I love my kitchen scissors. They can also be separated and used as knives!

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  80. I like the potato masher.
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  81. I Follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Twitter

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  82. I Follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Facebook.

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  83. I love my cherry pitter!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  84. I'm following OXO and you on Twitter @lisalmg.
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  85. I like OXO on Facebook and sent you a friend request user Lisa Garner.
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  86. my favorite kitchen gadget is our air popper
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  87. I love my Kitchenaid food processer since it has slicing and shredding blades for it as well.

    Aaron Bretveld

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  88. I Follow OXO and The Food Hunter on Twitter with user @elangomatt

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  89. These OXO tools would be nice for Thanksgiving. I really like the 3 in 1 adjustable potato ricer. Thanks for this contest.

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  90. Thanks for the giveaway...favorite kitchen gadget is our garlic press !

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