Hello and happy Friday.
By this time next week, we’ll be looking back on a day of Thanksgiving that looked totally different than years past, but feeling grateful and thankful for all that we DO have nonetheless. With so many people out of work, without family, or simply struggling to keep things together, it’s time to display the wonders of empathy and giving we all have inside of us and share it with others.
I’ve always tried to be a philanthropic person. I am very fortunate, and I know it. That’s why it’s extremely important to me to share with those who are in need, and teach my daughter to do the same. Whether its donating and assembling Thanksgiving dinners for the YWCA (such an AMAZING organization), accosting strangers in the grocery store to donate to Santa’s Milk Drive for the local food bank, or donating Christmas presents and our time at The Road Home’s Candy Cane Corner, we’ve received as much or more from participating in these initiatives as those they’ve benefitted.
This year, will be no different, and we’re starting with Thanksgiving.
Because we’ll be cooking for a much smaller gathering than usual, we will be donating what we would have spent on a larger Thanksgiving dinner to the Utah Food Bank to help those who are food insecure in Utah.
I challenge you to do the same. Here’s how:
- Find a food bank in your area
- How to donate Thanksgiving food to a food bank in your area
- Skip the shopping and donate to or host a virtual food drive
Make a donation of any size to a food bank in your area. Here in Utah, every $1 donated turns into $8, thanks to the food bank’s purchasing power. Like my grandma said, money is a great gift to give because it’s always the right size and the right color.
But first, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
Mark your calendars, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes will be shown on public television just once this year.
So you may think you’re having a bad day…but not like these people.
30 things to do on Thanksgiving that don’t revolve around eating.
Don’t know how to fix your favorite family dish? Do a Thanksgiving recipe swap.
How to cook, drink, and be merry together: How to host a virtual Thanksgiving this year.
Very cute for the kiddos –> Free printable I-Spy Thanksgiving game.
Don’t forget to brine your turkey!
The croutons on this salad are EVERYTHING.
These rolls are magic.
I’m already plotting my turkey day leftovers and this casserole is literally everything.
When gingerbread meets banana bread this is what happens.
This stuffed pork loin is so ready for the holiday table.
Healthy is as healthy does when you kung pao cauliflower.
Instant Pot recipe alert: Carnitas!
Grab your glogg glass with this slow cooker spiked cider recipe.
This curry is perfect for meatless Monday.
My husband says I should listen to this podcast, and if you like cooking, you should too.
Post Malone started a beer pong league and with 2020, we’re here for it.
Chunky necklaces like this one are what you want now.
This nightlight makes me merry.
You’ll want to give this menorah a treat every night.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, this hotel will be the first place you’re going to want to visit once travel is a go.
The joggers you’ll never want to get out of.
If these were the set, I’d happily sport matching pajamas with the fam.
For those days when all you want to do is cuddle up, you need this.
This puffy blanket Is almost too pretty to get under because you’ll want to just look at it instead.
it’s a sweater. it’s a dress, it’s what will get you out of your leggings now (or wear over them anyway.)
If you’re a woman, you’ll appreciate these outtakes on life. #11 is the best.
Some very good points we could all stand to hear: How to listen to understand each other better.
That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend, WEAR A MASK, and BE SAFE!
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