Hey there lovebugs,
Happy Thanksgiving week. I am going to wait until next week to start gift guides because I am of the belief that all things holiday start the day after Thanksgiving. Sorry I'm not sorry. Today let's look at some last minute Thanksgiving outfit ideas.
This is what I call comfortable Thanksgiving. For the family that values comfort and style.
Happy Friday lovebugs, Here are my favorite recipes this week. Ginger Cranberry Cocktail c/o Food Network
Ingredients For Ginger syrup: 4 -inch piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped1/2 cup sugar1 1/2 cups waterPlace all syrup ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until sugar dissolves and the ginger is infused in the syrup, about 20 minutes. Strain and allow to cool fully before use. For the drink:1 cup frozen cranberries1 lime, juiced2 cups vodka or gin2 cups cranberry juiceSplash club sodaShaved ginger 1 cup ginger syrup, or to taste Directions Crush the frozen cranberries in a large glass pitcher. Add the lime juice and their juiced wedges to the pitcher. Pour in the vodka, cranberry juice, and ginger syrup. Put ice in low-ball glasses and fill glasses about 2/3 full. Top off with club soda and garnish with a shaving of fresh ginger. Note: Can be made without soda for a martini.
1/2 cup chopped mixed fresh herbs such as thyme, sage, rosemary, and/or marjoram or 2 tablespoons mixed dried herbs, crumbled
1 cup Turkey Giblet Stock or chicken broth
1/4 cup reserved fat from roast turkey or melted butter
Preheat oven to 325° F. and butter a 4-quart baking dish.
Cut corn bread into 1/2-inch cubes and dry in 2 large shallow baking pans in oven 20 minutes. Remove corn bread from oven and leave oven at 325° F. Coarsely chop separately celery, onions, and bacon.
In a large, deep skillet sauté bacon over moderately high heat, stirring, until browned, about 10 minutes. Add celery and onions and cook, stirring, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add herbs and salt and pepper to taste and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
In a large bowl toss together corn bread and bacon mixture and transfer to baking dish. Stuffing may be prepared up to this point 1 day ahead and cooled completely before being chilled, covered.
Drizzle stock or broth over stuffing and bake, covered, 1 hour. Drizzle reserved fat or butter over stuffing and bake, uncovered, in upper third of oven 30 minutes more, or until top is golden.
Let's talk jewelry. Let's talk long, elegant, simple jewelry. With me? Ok, stay with me. Let's talk lariat. Still there? Excellent. The lariat style necklace is sleek and chic and with sweater weather, it's a great accessory.