Welcome to the weekend, my buddies! It’s onerous to consider that Thanksgiving is the week after subsequent. (Until in fact, you’re Canadian and Thanksgiving was celebrated a month in the past. In that case, Blissful belated Thanksgiving, buddies!) Wasn’t it the primary of September simply yesterday?
I’ll be spending time this weekend immersed within the oh-so-exciting duties of cleansing out the pantry, fridge, and freezer to verify we’re able to go for the vacations. Whereas I’m at it, I ought to in all probability ensure that we get the patio furnishings put away earlier than the primary snow arrives too.
ON THE BLOGS THIS WEEK: Ground beef Philly cheesesteaks are a tasty, handy twist on the traditional Philadelphia sandwich. This skillet model is ready utilizing floor beef as an alternative of thinly sliced ribeye or sirloin steak, making it a faster and budget-friendly choice.
If you need one thing somewhat completely different on your Thanksgiving this yr, this roast turkey with herbs and wine is an effective way to go. Utilizing this technique, you possibly can cook a 12-pound turkey in under an hour.
This homemade brown gravy is scrumptious on turkey, hen, beef, potatoes, poutine, and extra – better of all, it’s simply made with none meat drippings.
While you mix crisp, tender inexperienced beans with earthy artichoke hearts, and bathe them in a garlicky cream sauce, the result’s an entire new sort of green bean artichoke casserole that’s sure to be a win in your vacation desk.
These roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes (with bacon!) mix savory, candy, and smoky flavors completely.
Items of fudge and chocolate-covered peanuts dance via swirls of wealthy fudge sauce on this tin roof sundae ice cream.
All of the superior buttery candy pecan pie goodness of the traditional pie in a cobbler-style dessert which you can stir collectively in only a few minutes? Completely! This Pecan Pie Cobbler was a HUGE win from the very first chew.
What I’m CRAVING: My buddy Gina’s Tuna Waldorf Salad caught my eye this week and it seems like the right lunch for after church tomorrow. I’m going to seize some grapes and extra apples on the retailer tonight.
My FAVORITE THINGS this week are these tiny reading lights. I purchased them a few years in the past as a result of I wanted a extremely small choice for bedside studying lamps within the visitor room and these are good for that. They simply clip to a headboard or a nightstand shelf. They even dim and keep in mind the setting after they’re turned on and off once more.
I’m glad I gave them a strive as a result of they turned out to be fairly nice. I’m at present utilizing one at my desk, as I don’t all the time need the overhead gentle on, however this time of yr, I prefer to have somewhat extra gentle than the home windows permit. They’re a complete win for a terrific value.
What I’m LISTENING to: Si Forever by Andrea Bocelli. Some buddies and I had been capable of hear Bocelli in live performance just a few years in the past and that also stands as some of the chill-inducing live shows ever. He introduced one in every of us <cough> Lynne <cough> to tears greater than as soon as. This album by no means fails to place a smile on my face.
What I’m READING: I’m in a critical studying hunch! I don’t know if it’s simply me and I’m too drained to learn these days or if I’m merely selecting books that aren’t too nice, however I haven’t discovered a extremely good new learn shortly. I’ve been re-reading previous favorites and randomly attempting new ones.
I’m going to look via this loooong list of your recommendations (scroll to the feedback to see all of them) and refill my library holds listing this week. Fingers are crossed for some nice new finds. When you’ve got a favourite guide or writer that I haven’t already talked about studying, be happy to e-mail it to me!
“Concern not, for I’m with you; be not dismayed, for I’m your God; I’ll strengthen you, I’ll provide help to, I’ll uphold you with my righteous proper hand.” Isaiah 41:10 ESV
Wishing you a stunning week stuffed with little issues that make you smile!