And now before the hustle and bustle of the weekend sets in, let’s dive into your weekly Things I’m Loving Friday post where we all chat about what we’re loving most every week. Feel free to play along in the comments section!
Have a great weekend!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Family Cookbooks
Something about the holidays always inspires me to flip through old cookbooks I’ve acquired from my mother and grandmother. There is something so wonderfully nostalgic about looking for recipes in the cookbooks my mom and grandma used when preparing delicious meals for our family. Many of the pages in the cookbooks they’ve passed down to me are splattered, stained and dog-eared and peppered with their personal notes about certain recipes and that is what I love most about them! I’m hoping to stumble upon a few winning recipes this weekend to incorporate into our Thanksgiving feast this year!
Charlotte friends, have you heard of Charlotte Agenda? It’s a relatively new website dedicated to covering all things Charlotte. The writing is smart, informative and entertaining and I check the site regularly for fun things to do in the area. I also love the way Charlotte Agenda profiles local businesses, people and events. It’s definitely worth checking out if you live in Charlotte and want to feel a little more connected to everything that’s happening in the Charlotte area!
- Al Fresco Breakfast Chicken Sausage
I am a HUGE fan of this breakfast chicken sausage! It has the perfect amount of spice and adds a ton of flavor to my morning meals. I’ve been using it in breakfast sandwiches (toasted English muffin + sausage + egg + cheese), frittatas and egg muffins and can’t get enough. I buy it at Publix and have noticed that it seems to go on sale somewhat frequently. Keep your eye out if you love breakfast sausage!
- Under the Mistletoe Candle
If you have a candle lover in your life, do them a favor and pick up this candle at Target to give them as a sweet surprise over the holidays. It smells like Christmas trees and was only $4. Yes, it was a total impulse buy (isn’t 99 percent of the stuff you buy at Target an impulse buy?), but it was a great find and I already wish I would’ve picked up more than one to burn in our home over the holidays.
Laurel highly recommended I add Lost to my list of shows to stream on Netflix when Chase has me glued to the couch during one of his marathon feeding days and now I am ALL IN. I know I am years late to the Lost party, but I am really enjoying the show a lot. With so many twists and turns and random mini-mysteries within nearly every episode, I am totally hooked.
- Around the Web
Awesome Tory Burch and Under Armour sales featured on Zulily!
- Friday Flashbacks
Below you will find a few throwback recipes I’ve shared in the past that I think would be a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving feast:
Pineapple Soufflé (Ryan’s mom’s recipe – ALWAYS a hit!)
Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Cupcakes (A perfect dessert if you’re short on time!)
My Mom’s Stuffing (My all-time favorite Thanksgiving side dish!)
Simple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash (Easy, tasty and healthy!)
Bubbee’s Glazed Carrots (Ryan’s grandmother’s recipe. SO delicious!)
Question of the Day
- What is one thing you are loving this week?