Hi friends! I hope you had a fantastic week! The photo above is from the food blogging retreat I hosting in New Buffalo, MI a couple of weekends ago. The wind was blowing so strongly that day that my wine glass almost flew off the railing, but every time I look at that photo, all I feel is peace. It was such a gorgeous house on Lake Michigan — the perfect relaxing getaway to learn from each other and grow friendships. Lots of laughs were had and I can’t wait to do it again!
It’s really hard to believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away! I’d love to hear what’s on your menu! Leave it in the comments or shoot me an email! I’m always looking for new ideas, we typically host my family and Ben’s family.
Comment that’s making me happy: I’m starting with this today because your comments make me SO happy and you’ve been amazing about leaving comments lately – I’ve gotten so many great ones! Sylvia made my easiest macaroni and cheese (people love this one on Thanksgiving!) and said: “I tried this recipe last Wednesday and it’s Tuesday and I’m making it again! My granddaughter is a finicky eater and she absolutely loved this Mac and Cheese. As a matter of fact everyone did, and it’s so darn easy, even for me! Thanks for the recipe!”
Help! Looking for new jeans. I’ve been buying Kut jeans but they aren’t as tight at the ankle as I like, and not always long enough (I’m 5’10”). Any advice? One of my friends recommended Paige jeans…
Recipes around here – if you’ve been out of the loop, here’s what you missed:
- Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
- Vanilla Bean Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Instant Pot Farro Stuffing with Sausage and Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Asiago Cheese
Stocking Stuffer Ideas: I think I mentioned it before, but this year we’re doing one big present for the kids and stockings. I always end up going a bit crazy with presents. I’m pretty sure gift giving is my love language which at first I hated admitting, but I am who I am, you know? It also means I’m pretty decent at giving gifts….if I do say so myself. I put a lot of time and thought into giving the recipient something they’re really going to love. Wrapping it? That’s a different story. Here are some stocking stuffer ideas for the ladies (hint, hint, Ben!):
Last minute Thanksgiving ideas:
- Crispy Sage and Prosciutto Endive Appetizers from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- White Wine and Herb Roasted Turkey from the Crumby Kitchen
- Spiced Sweet Potato Cheesecake from Grandbaby Cakes
- Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Fried Sourdough from Food Charlatan
- French Potato Gratin from This Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Make sure to check out my entire collection of Thanksgiving recipes, too!
Intrigued by: This toothbrush! Does it work as well as a normal toothbrush? I’m so confused.
I hope you all have the BEST Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for your support and that you come here and hang out with me on RachelCooks.com. THANK YOU!