Welcome to the weekend, my buddies! It’s arduous 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, Pleased 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 ensure 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 basic Philadelphia sandwich. This skillet model is ready utilizing floor beef as a substitute of thinly sliced ribeye or sirloin steak, making it a faster and budget-friendly possibility.
If you need one thing a little bit completely different to your Thanksgiving this 12 months, this roast turkey with herbs and wine is a good way to go. Utilizing this technique, you may cook a 12-pound turkey in under an hour.
This homemade brown gravy is scrumptious on turkey, rooster, beef, potatoes, poutine, and extra – better of all, it’s simply made with none meat drippings.
Once you mix crisp, tender inexperienced beans with earthy artichoke hearts, and bathe them in a garlicky cream sauce, the result’s an entire new form 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 basic pie in a cobbler-style dessert that you would be able to 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 appears 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 very small possibility 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 bear in mind the setting once 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 the moment utilizing one at my desk, as I don’t at all times need the overhead gentle on, however this time of 12 months, I wish to have a little bit extra gentle than the home windows enable. They’re a complete win for a terrific value.
What I’m LISTENING to: Si Forever by Andrea Bocelli. Some buddies and I have been capable of hear Bocelli in live performance a number of years in the past and that also stands as one of the crucial chill-inducing live shows ever. He introduced one in all 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 stoop! I don’t know if it’s simply me and I’m too drained to learn these days or if I’m merely choosing books that aren’t too nice, however I haven’t discovered a very good new learn shortly. I’ve been re-reading outdated 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 record this week. Fingers are crossed for some nice new finds. In case you have a favourite guide or creator 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 assist you to, I’ll uphold you with my righteous proper hand.” Isaiah 41:10 ESV
Wishing you a stunning week filled with little issues that make you smile!