Hi there and a very happy Friday to you!
Cue the mind-blown emoji because we are just 2 weeks out from Thanksgiving. I know, I know! How can it even possibly be here?? Seeing family, friends, and finally celebrating together is going to make it an especially special one to remember.
I’m sure you’re excited about the big feasting day, but are you ready?
For any home cook wrangled into hosting Thanksgiving this year, I have a little special something to guide you through the whole dang process.
This Thanksgiving prep guide is chock-full of recipe links, a 10-day prep timeline, burning Thanksgiving question troubleshooting, and Thanksgiving secrets every home cook should know.
Check out the Thanksgiving prep guide here, and download the FREE printable version too. They’re both packed with info and waiting for you now.
But first, let’s digest this week’s Friday Faves. Enjoy!
Did you see this ultra-rare cotton candy lobster??!! It’s a 1 in 100 million find, and now she’s saved!
Another day, another blow-your-mind food artist.
These are NOT your grandmother’s cross-stitch. They’re literal works of art. So amazing. Check out her IG here.
6 things to know about Native American Heritage Month.
And, how to talk to kids about Thanksgiving. Lots of great advice to glean here.
I always come back to this list of 40 simple ways to practice gratitude.
These kitchen gadgets are so punny and make a cute hostess gift.
These DIY recipe tea towels would be the best Christmas gift to share heirloom family recipes.
Creamed corn is one of my favorite sides to make for Thanksgiving and it’s a hit each year. This creamed corn casserole also looks amazing.
This dessert marries two of my favorite desserts—pumpkin pie and cheesecake, but in bar form. Genius.
Everyone’s losing their minds over this salad (myself included).
These spiced-up carrots deliver the vibe.
Here is how you do cheesy potatoes with a crisp. Whoa!
These little sweet potato stacks are so cute.
Now, THIS tofu fried rice is my kind of meal!
Make your home smell delicious with one of these 10 simmer pot ideas.
If you’re a breakfast person, you’re going to faint over this overnight french toast.
This cauliflower situation would be awesome on pasta.
If you’re into rice bowls packed with flavor, you’ll love this one.
I love my sloppy joe recipe, but I am def adding this one to my rotation.
I LOVED reading this memoir. A complicated mother-daughter relationship wrapped in food and culture that ends with loss? I’m so in.
This vase is so gorgeous and would look amazing on your Thanksgiving table.
These pretty glass candle holders are stackable if you like, for lots of options.
These remote dew drop lights are so good for adding a festive glow.
I am 100% planning on decorating for Xmas right away. This might be the best food Christmas ornament I’ve seen yet. So on-trend.
And, the best advent calendars of 2021. Which one are you coveting?
Black Friday deals you can’t miss.
These dinosaur taco holders would make such a fun gift for kiddos.
I just added this cookbook on my wish list. How to cook more creatively with what you have on hand? Now that’s my kinda cookbook.
This dress would be so perfect for the holidays. Loving the sleeves and that slit.
Also loving this flowy maxi dress that’s great for fall or spring.
My husband and daughter both have pairs of these indoor/outdoor slippers and RAVE. Everyone comments on them too. I’m feeling left out. Just sayin’.
This meal planner notebook is simple enough to not overwhelm.
Ordered my 2022 planner. The countdown begins…
7 things to doss or donate before the holidays.
That’s all for now, folks. Have a wonderful weekend!
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