Happy Friday friends! And the Thanksgiving countdown has begun. Let’s celebrate with Tacos!
This week I had the opportunity to go to not just one, but two foodie dream dinners at two of Utah’s premier ski resorts. Deer Valley Resort revealed their new winter menu, with all the food that’s fit to eat on the mountain and off, for low-key lunches to dream dinners.
There’s some exciting changes brewing at this world-renowned ski resort and the two I’m most excited about are with their on-mountain dining where they’ll be serving custom street tacos: Red Chile, Lime and Cilantro Shrimp + Mole Wagyu Beef + Niman Ranch Pork Carnitas.
Okay, so these aren’t simply your ordinary street tacos. I mean, we are at Deer Valley after all.
Next on the list of exciting food changes for Deer Valley comes to Silver Lake Lodge where you can swoosh down the mountain, pop off your skis and be sitting down to a bowl of steaming PHO in just minutes. This might be the only resort to offer this ethnic favorite on-mountain. Because my husband is a pho-addict, I have a feeling we will be spending ALOT of our time at Silver Lake Lodge this winter.
I’m okay with that.
Note to self: Next time take your big girl camera instead of just your iPhone. Sorry for the crappy shots that don’t do this pho-nominal soup justice.
Deer Valley never lets us leave these types of dinners empty handed, and this year I’m totally stealing their take-home breakfast gift idea for my own holiday neighbor gifts. Kouing-aman and homemade granola anyone? The best!
Earlier in the week we headed to the mountains for another foodie adventure and found not only amazing wines and eats, but snow too! I love the play of autumn’s colors with the previous week’s snow storm at Solitude Mountain Resort for the Wasatch Mountain Food and Wine Society Dinner hosted by .
The 5-course dinner featured wine pairings presented by the vinter of Bonny Doon Winery with courses like this Utah Potato Crusted King Salmon with Almond Pesto created by Andrew Fletcher, Solitude Mountain Resort’s recently appointed food and beverage director, and Deer Valley resort alum.
I was clearly out of my wine sampling league, but I seemed to hide that fact a-okay. I just held up my glass whenever they came by. Cheers!
What you may have missed with FoodieCrush this week
If you’re like me, you’re all over the place, here’s a recap of what’s happened around here.
Plus, other places I was featured in this week: 24 Healthy and Delicious Things You Can Make In a Slow Cooker
But enough about my week, let’s dig into this week’s list of Friday Faves starting with a little thanks for Thanksgiving.
My mom shared the video above on Facebook. Now THAT’s how you kill time at the airport with a group of gal pals (instead of sitting at the bar.) Oh wait. Did I just suggest that?
If I was cooking the turkey this year, this recipe would be on my menu.
The 30 most popular recipes on Pinterest for the ultimate Thanksgiving feast.
This soup, it sounds amazing as a first sip (besides my glass of my favorite white wine.)
10 simple but festive place cards. So cute!
This would be a great top for Thanksgiving dinner. Dressy but forgiving.
25 tutorials to teach you to fold things like an actual adult. Including Thanksgiving napkins (clever!) and I swear to God, if I ever become a master folder of the fitted sheet I’ll probably have died and gone to heaven.
Call me old, but I am really digging the newly formatted & designed version of this magazine. It’s actually useful so I’ve even subscribed! Take a look for yourself.
Most likely we’ll all be traveling this Thanksgiving so here are a few ways to get you through the rough patches.
I swear by this supplement to keep my time zones in check. No jet lag for me and I sleep on the plane! (just don’t watch me drool, please.)
7 must-have techy gadgets to make travel easier. I can vouch for #1.
7 pets of Instagram that travel better than we do.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is about to be Beiber-ized.
Do you take tons of photos and then never have them printed? Guilty as charged. That’s why I’m asking for this for Christmas.
and in the spirit of giving:
Holiday gifts inspired by Love Actually (the best romantic holiday movie EVER!)
Imagine a beer mug that knows when it’s empty, keeps track of how many brews you’ve downed, and could even call a cab for you after you’ve hit you’re limit. Whaaaat? It’s true!
The best of lists have begun! Let’s start with Hollywood’s 25 best beauty moments of 2015.
I have a feeling I’m going to be doing some online shopping for foodie friends here.
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Recipes I Pinned This Week
It’s all about the Turkey-day licks, tricks and sips. Here are a few finds I pinned this week.
Harvest Quinoa Salad
All the autumnal colors and flavors with protein boosted quinoa. Way to sneak in the healthy!
Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Because you’ve gotta leave room at the end of the big meal for a little somethin’ somethin’.
Oven-Fried Chicken and Waffles with White Gravy
Really? Forget the turkey. Let’s go for this Southern classic for the t-day win! Or at least the day after.
We’re just getting this holiday stuff happening! Happy weekending friends, get in the kitchen and make something good!
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