McCormick Turkey Gravy Mix– Easy & Yummy Every Time {Review + Giveaway}

I have always loved Thanksgiving.  To me, this day “officially” kicks off the holiday season.  It’s a wonderful time to reflect upon all of the blessings in our life, including wonderful family and friends, a fantastic new job, and the possibility of many great things coming our way in the next year.

Growing up, I usually spent Thanksgiving at some family member’s home.  We rotated the Thanksgiving host home so that no one would have to do all the work year after year.  When Darren and I began dating, we would spend Thanksgiving day with both of our families, visiting my family, his mother, and his grandmother’s home.  Yes– there were times when we would eat multiple Thanksgiving dinners!

This is a tradition when continued into our married life.  That is, until we moved out of state last year.  When Thanksgiving rolled around, we just couldn’t arrange our schedules so that we could return home for the day.  So, a large portion of my family came to  us.

Not only did they come, they came bearing food.  My mom prepared almost the entire meal in Georgia, packed it up, and drove it to us in South Carolina.  Now, that was one delicious meal!  However, keeping the food fresh over all those miles definitely required a lot of work.

So, this year my family will once again be joining us for Thanksgiving, but they will not be bringing the food.  It will be my second year hosting Thanksgiving dinner, but my very first to prepare the meal.

For weeks now, I have been going back and forth deciding what I want to prepare.  I’ll be honest– I have never once cooked an entire turkey.  Just the thought of it makes me a bit nervous.  The turkey is the focal point, the main dish.  I want it to be savory and delicious.  As of right now, I’m still deciding exactly how I’m going to prepare that turkey {suggestions are quite welcome!}.

What I have decided on is some of the tasty dishes that will be served with turkey.  I’ve got to tell you about one of them because it’s so delicious and easy, that I know you’ll want to serve it at your Thanksgiving meal as well.

The gravy will be the simplest thing that you make this Thanksgiving.  Thanks to McCormick and their Turkey Gravy Mix, you can enjoy tasty, easy to prepare gravy that comes out perfect every time. The mix is made with natural spices, no artificial colors, flavors, or MSG, and has zero grams of trans fat.

The directions to prepare McCormick Turkey Gravy could not be easier.  Dump the mix into a pot.  Gradually whisk in 1 cup of water over medium heat.  Bring to a boil, then let simmer for a minute.  That’s it.  The gravy will continue to thicken as it stands.

One thing that I love about the McCormick Turkey Gravy Mix is how easy it is to make the gravy your own.  By adding additional spices or even turkey drippings, you can customize the taste to one that is ideal for you and your family.

Want to know how I customize my McCormick Turkey Gravy?  Instead of using 1 cup of water, I add 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of milk.  The result is a creamier gravy that is absolutely delicious.  This gravy is not only perfect on turkey, but sides such as mashed potatoes and dressing.

In fact, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and we’ve been enjoying this gravy as the perfect accompaniment to our evening meal.  McCormick Turkey Gravy ladled over a piping hot plate of mashed potatoes is the ultimate comfort food and absolutely perfect for this cooler weather we’ve been experiencing. 

I’ve decided that even if that turkey I have to cook turns out to be less than stellar, at least I will have a delicious gravy to serve.  If only preparing the turkey was as easy and fool-proof as the McCormick Turkey Gravy Mix!

To help get you ready for some holiday meals with your family, I have an amazing prize pack to give one lucky reader.  The winner will receive:

  • Le Creuset Gravy Boat
  • Le Creuset Condiment Ladle
  • $50 Crate & Barrell Gift Card

Giveaway is open to US readers only.

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