GIVEAWAY POST: #ButterBallMakesItEasy — Can Butterball Canada Turn Casey From a Kitchen Turkey to a Cooking Whiz?

When Butterball decided they liked my last post enough to order up a second helping (and yes, please expect many turkey and Thanksgiving puns from here on in), I was game for pretty much anything they wanted to try. The last time we’d danced, I wound up hanging with Team Andretti as we watched all manner of vehicle drive ludicrously fast down by Exhibition place. As a parent, husband and homeowner, it can be tough to find the time for hitting events, but when they’re cool enough, you make time.

Which is all a roundabout way of saying a courier caught me by surprise when he showed up at my door with a 6 kilo turkey to hand over!

#ButterBallMakesItEasy — Can Butterball Canada Turn Casey From a Kitchen Turkey to a Cooking Whiz — Butterball Stuffed Turkey in its PackagingSo, context. In the nearly 8 years we’ve been together, Sarah and I have tried to cook a turkey but once, so put off by the disastrous result that we never tried again. An undercooked bird, a handful of tantrums and a hazy period where I went vegetarian for a bit purely out of spite later, it’s a task I put squarely out of mind until one point in the future where either set of parents decided they no longer wanted to host family dinners and tasked the kids to do it*.

But a big part of holidays is about family, and now with one of my own, it’d probably be for the best if I learned a thing or two about putting a holiday spread together — I mean, it’s the least I could do for the people who’ve put up with me this long, right?

31 Things I Know Now That I’m 31 INTERLUDE — We Don’t Die, We Multiply.

I struggle.

2015’s been a mighty impressive year for the #BloggerLife so far, with opportunities and accomplishments I’d never have dreamt of. Some of the more notable successes include:

  • Butterball Canada choosing me as their first-ever male ambassador, looking to enter the summer with plenty of content about grilling, get-togethers and fun in the sun
  • Published pieces on The Huffington Post Canada Parents, The Good Men Project and TELUS’ blog, giving the blog further legitimacy to my #BloggerLife than it had cooped up in my quiet corner of the Internet
  • Ever-increasing opportunities to keep growing my brand through the funding and connections needed to continually pursue interesting things!

Things are great, but all this doesn’t come without cost. The nights are sleepless, often chasing after amazing ideas that’re entirely elusive, but far too tired from the nights pushing the envelope to ever catch them.

SPONSORED POST: Casey Palmer x Butterball Canada Present — Quitting Boring Summers Cold Turkey with Butterball!

It’s hard to believe that summer’s around the corner when you live in a city that feels a lot more March and a lot less May (I’d’ve said February, but we all know how horrible that was….)

This one will be a fairly new experience for me. Summer 2014 was fun enough, experiencing my city in different ways now that we had a baby to mind, but it’s not like he was going anywhere. Six-month olds crawl around at the best of times, and our son was content spending most of the summer planted firmly in place, simply marvelling at the new world around him.

For some reason, though, I don’t think we’ll have it as easy this time around.