Slow Down and Savor Thanksgiving #MarieCallenders {2 $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway}

I’ve been talking about Thanksgiving quite a bit the past week and about how are family generally celebrates the holiday.  It is usually held at our house and everyone takes turns bringing something delicious.  We plan at the last minute (unfortunately) but it all seems to work out in the end.  The main thing is that we are able to spend time together.

marie callender's pie

You see, I have often said that I would love to have a large family.  That doesn’t necessarily mean that I would like to have a ton more kids, but I like to have family around.  I want my house to be the one that the grand kids and Graham and Davis want to come to and “just hang.”  I love the memories that are made and the time spent learning more about one another.  Besides, who wants to just eat and run or have company that eats and runs?  Not me!  I relish in the moments that my grandmother comes over and spends time with her great-grandchildren.  These are opportune moments that may not come next Thanksgiving.

graham with pie

One of the places I like to rely upon saving time is creating desserts.  I have been a long time fan of Marie Callender’s pies and they often show up at our holiday meals.  This year we tried the Dutch Apple Pie a little early :).  It was a huge hit with the family and only took about an hour to make.  While it is not a homemade pie, it is pretty close to it and definitely saved valuable time used to enjoy with my family.

eaten pie

You can purchase the Marie Callender’s Dutch Apple Pie in a grocery store near you, but make sure to print off this money saving coupon before you do!  What a great addition to your Thanksgiving meal.

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Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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  1. I take time off work and force myself to slow down and relax.

  2. I slow down by having dinner at a friend’s house and only have to bring a couple of things for dinner. I spend time with friends.
    Thanks for the contest.

  3. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I slow down by after preparing a huge meal for Thanksgiving, time to just sit and relax with family

  4. I do as much ahead of time as possible.

  5. Vickie Couturier says:

    I make,bake an freeze as much as possible in advance so I have more time to enjoy the family an the hoiliday

  6. Mary Happymommy says:

    I try to get my shopping done early so I can relax later on.

  7. I get help from other’s when I can and try to do all my shopping ahead of time to enjoy the Holiday More.

  8. Our family members bring a dish to help out with the meal so no one person is stuck doing everything!

  9. apple blossom says:

    we don’t over plan. schedule is light

  10. Make lists to organize myself and have more time

  11. Jennifer Morris says:

    make it a potluck dinner so you will have more time to enjoy yourself and be with family

  12. I can attend the discussion

    I try to make sure I am prepared as possible and get up and hour earlier during the lead up to the holidays so I have more time to get things done


  14. I get my shopping done ahead of time so there’s no rushing at the last minute. Then I can relax with my family.

  15. valorie gomes says:

    I slow down buy doing all the prep work ahead of time and having everyhting ready just to pop in the oven or dump in a bowl

  16. I unplug and make sure to just go with what my kids’ ideas are.

  17. amy pugmire says:

    I love to shop all year long when i find good deals, so i am not busy trying to shop the last month

  18. Linda Stewart says:

    We eat a lot of Marie Callender foods throughout the year. My personal favorite is the chicken pot pies.

  19. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Slow Down By Prepping Ahead So I Can Enjoy The Holidays With My Family !:)
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  20. We’re having dinner at my aunt’s house. Usually we travel 6 hours to see my husband’s family. This year we decided to do things at home. It will be relaxing for us.

  21. We love Marie Callender foods, they are always very tasty. One of the ways I slow down is by reading a good book!

  22. Jenny Sims says:

    I slow down by starting prep and cooking early, getting a little done each day so I have more time to take it easy on the big day!

  23. i delegate chores to some others so I can get a chance to sit down once in a while

  24. I eliminate the unessential tasks.

  25. Sheila Vives says:

    I don’t try to compete with others for how we celebrate the holidays. We just enjoy our family/friends with a casual attitude, and they do the same. We don’t place unrealistic expectations on anyone.

  26. I slow down and enjoy the holidays by drinking copious amounts of beer.

  27. Ashley Hatten says:

    I prep ahead of time

  28. spend quality time with family.

  29. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I try to schedule my time wisely during the holidays and only take on necessary things!

  30. christine jessamine says:

    i enjoy the holidays by spending more time with my family and friends when we do parties and dinners

  31. Wild Orchid says:

    My tip is to get as much cooking and cleaning done in advance!
    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  32. I try to shop all year long so I don’t have to do it last minute and can enjoy more of the holidays.

  33. I make lists and stick to them! That way I can slow down and enjoy the holidays!

  34. if i see i[‘m getting to worked up i take a minute smoke me cigarette and take deep breaths

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