Weekend Things & Thanksgiving Excitement

Friends!  It’s here — Thanksgiving week — and I’m not sure I’ll make it through the next three days.  That’s how excited I am and how much I love Thanksgiving.  I think I might be driving Joey insane with my holiday season enthusiasm.  Meanwhile, he’s put a ban on all Christmas talk, music and decorations until after Thursday.  No fun!


If I told you I spent a majority of the weekend watching TV (specifically Gilmore Girls and anything Thanksgiving themed on Food Network, would you think I’m totally lame?  Oh…

Aside from watching too much “G.G.” (<– which from here on out officially stands for Gilmore Girls and not Gossip Girl or Golden Girls) and Food Network, we also did some super exciting things like cooking salmon for dinner, making a trip to Home Depot (the unofficial meeting place of all homeowners) and staying up too late to watch the AMAs.

I made a HD list that included a shelf, some wire baskets, countertop samples and “a million twinkle lights.”  That must remain in their box until after Thursday.  Still no fun!

I also went to yoga on Saturday evening, had Sunday brunch with Jenn and my sister (good food and girl time makes me insanely happy) and “helped” my mom make her famous stuffing.  “Helped” as in, I peeled and cut some shrimp then spent the rest of the time sitting and watching her do the rest.  I tasted a spoonful and it just added to my Thanksgiving anticipation.  I also told my mom she should average one bottle of wine per person on Thursday and I don’t think she took me very seriously…

As for the AMAs, I may of had to wait until after the Cowboys game was over (yeah, that catch was amazing but the memes are even better!), but it was worth it.  And I don’t know who those random people they kept showing in the crowd were but I would totally rather see random people dance than Taylor Swift.  P.S. Sam Smith’s voice is pure magic.

Anyway, with Thanksgiving being three days away (!!!), I thought I’d share the recipes I’m using this year.  These sweet potato biscuits (I’m gonna try freezing the butter and grating it into the flour…), this green bean and bacon vinaigrette dish, wild rice dressing, mustardy Brussels sprouts (the best!), the good old sweet potato casserole and a dairy-free pie (say what?).  We did all our shopping last night and I never want to be in grocery on the Sunday before Thanksgiving again.

What are you making for Thanksgiving?!


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