Disclosure: As part of my relationship with the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I have been compensated for this post, however, all (delicious) opinions are my own. 😉
When the temperature changes and the days grow shorter, my entire world becomes a little brighter.
I. Love. Fall.
And although there is a special place in my heart for the winter holidays, I have a sweet love and appreciation for Thanksgiving- a time that is strictly about family and friends, traditions, togetherness, and of course, the star of the show… food.
My mom loved Thanksgiving and since her passing I have kept her traditions alive. I have wonderfully fond memories of my mom and I shopping for our Thanksgiving meal ingredients, and then staying up late into the wee hours of the night prepping and cooking for the big day.
Each year I have carried on those traditions and keep her spirit in my pocket as a prep and cook her favorite turkey recipe, my grandmother’s tried and true dressing recipe, and a few sweet treats from my own recipe stash for our family. We typically do our Thanksgiving feasts “pot luck style”, but I always make sure I can make my mom’s turkey- even if it’s just a small one. <3
I’m super excited about completing my Thanksgiving shopping this year because I will be buying all of my ingredients from the newly remodeled Winn Dixie in Hyde Park!
As you know from my previous post on Winn Dixie in Hyde Park, this store is AWESOME. It has so many features that make shopping a special and enjoyable time. Even if you *think* you don’t like grocery shopping, Winn Dixie in Hyde Park will change your mind. From their in-house coffee and gelato shop, to an impressive offering of gourmet items, craft beer and wine, and ready-to-go meals, this is no run-of-the-mill market!
Winn Dixie Hyde Park (and another location in Orlando for my central Florida friends,-look below for details!) has some amazing events and deals lined up for the days leading up to Thanksgiving!
First up, one of my most FAVORITE celebrity and award-winning chefs, Chef Curtis Stone will visit the newly remodeled Hyde Park Winn-Dixie store this Saturday from noon-2pm! This store is located at:
2100 W. Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
Chef stone will be holding a book signing during that time and 10 lucky fans will have a chance to win a signed copy of his cookbook Good Food, Good Life!
Orlando friends: Great news! Chef Stone will also visit the Winn-Dixie store located at for another book signing from 1-3pm!
951 W State Road 434
Longwood, FL 32750
In addition, Chef Curtis Stone’s Thanksgiving Feast is available for customers looking for delicious and convenient recipe options this Thanksgiving. The fresh ingredients and easy directions for his original Turkey with Sage-Brown Butter Gravy, delicious sides and dessert are available at BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores and on the website
This Saturday and Sunday only, Nov. 19-20, Winn-Dixie customers (including BI-LO and Harvey’s customers too!) can purchase any size Grade A frozen Honeysuckle White Turkey for only $6.00 with a qualified grocery purchase of $30 or more, while supplies last! This is an awesome deal as the average weight of a Thanksgiving turkey is 15 pounds, costing customers around 40 cents per pound. At only $6.00, customers will be able to buy a 24lb turkey for only 25 cents per pound!
And for even MORE money saving deals, check this out! Winn-Dixie believes cooking on a budget shouldn’t mean cutting corners on taste. That’s why we’ve also reduced costs on the following Thanksgiving essentials when purchased with a Winn Dixie rewards card (which you can get for FREE at the Winn Dixie customer service desk):
•Sweet potatoes – $0.49/lb.
•Collards, Kale, Mustard or Turnip Greens Bunches – 2 for $5
•8” Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Peach, Cherry or Pecan Pie from the bakery – $5 each
•Stove Top Stuffing (6 oz.) – $.99 each
•Land O Lakes Butter (16 oz.) – 2 for $6
•Winn-Dixie Brown & Serve Rolls (10 oz.) – 4 for $5
•Swanson Broth or Stock (32 oz.) – 3 for $7
BUT WAIT….THERE’S MORE!
I want to make YOUR Thanksgiving EVEN better by offering 1 lucky Orangespoken reader a $25 Gift Card to Winn Dixie!
To win, comment on this post telling me what part of Thanksgiving you’re most excited about! If you live in Florida, I’m offering 3 EXTRA entries to this giveaway if you attend the Tampa or Orlando events this Saturday! If you’re in Tampa, come find me at the Hyde Park event, MENTION MY GIVEAWAY and I will add your name 3 extra times to the pot- increasing your chances of winning! If you’re in Orlando, take a pic from the event and TAG ME IN IT (on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram- @orangespoken) and I will add your name 3 extra times to the giveaway! A winner will be randomly drawn on Sunday Nov. 20! Good luck!!!!!!
Be sure to follow ALL of the fun this weekend at Winn Dixie by searching these hashtags on social media: #WinnDixieHydePark #WDThanksgivingFeast #CurtisStone!