Hello and happy Friday.
Sometimes the simplest dinners are the absolute best. But just because it’s simple, that doesn’t mean it can’t be balanced, too. This week, just like so many of you, getting a simple dinner on the table was part of my week. My home-cooked dinner centered around my favorite stove-top mac and cheese that I topped with some crunchy panko bread crumbs then served alongside smoked chicken sausage and roasted broccoli spears (drizzled with olive oil and salt and pepper then roasted at 425°F for 10 minutes in the toaster oven) with a squeeze of lemon. I’m not going to lie…this easy meal was one of my favorite dinners of the week. Just another example that cooking at home doesn’t have to be complicated to be good. It can even be great!
Looking forward, it looks like I’ll be hosting Thanksgiving dinner again this year. That means I’ll be working with my Thanksgiving Prep Guide to keep me sane and in line to do Thanksgiving right! It’s easy, right??! With a little planning, YES IT CAN BE!
But first, let’s dig into this week’s list of Friday Faves. Enjoy!
Who else cannot WAIT to see Regina George get hers in the new Mean Girls movie musical revamp??! ME!!!! I mean, how much move can you love Tina Fey?
Insider dish! Servers, bartenders, and owners explain what happens when T-Swift visits their NYC restaurants. Taking notes for my next visit!
If you’ve ever thought about baking sourdough, this sourdough bread recipe is the one to start with. Oh mama.
Stanley Tucci’s favorite chicken soup. So cozy.
BUT, I have to say, my homemade chicken noodle soup is pretty much perfect every time.
It’s the season for Brussels sprouts salads. This one’s next on my list.
Garlic butter collard greens need to be on your T-day table.
And these cheesy herby biscuits would be a stellar side.
Pigs in a blanket, Chicago-style. Heck. yes!
This coffee cake is a holiday dream come true.
WTF is possum pie? I don’t know but it looks delish.
Gingerbread white Russian. Okay, twist my arm.
Shrimp. Parmesan. Broccoli. I am in!
Crispy rice and loads of aromatics are what defines this Mushroom Fried Rice.
I always love a galette, and this one screams fall.
This creamy cauliflower recipe deserves a mention on the Thanksgiving recipe list.
You need this mixer if you’re doing any holiday baking.
The best list of the year is here: Oprah’s favorite things!
7 holiday planning tasks to do now (so you can truly enjoy the holiday season).
If you’re a home cook, you NEED this Ina Garten ornament. It’s so good.
Holiday leggings that hug in all the right places.
Cute boots that will withstand the winter weather in style.
$15 hand warmers (a must during the winter months).
And, I just added this fleece jacket to my shopping cart.
Such a good, basic, holiday wreath.
Just a reminder that the MOMA Design store has the coolest, most unique gifts.
And that’s a wrap for this week. Have a wonderful weekend!
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