WIAW: Thanksgiving Eve

Happy Thanksgiving Eve my friends!

I hope that your pumpkins are hung by the pie crusts with care, in the hope that food comas soon will there.

But first, let’s prime our digestive engines with some WIAW with Jenn!





My fast breaking meal started with a few of my favorite things…that aren’t orange or ground peanuts.

1/2 English muffin with pumpkin butter // 2 egg omelette with kale and avocado

And a camera shy apple on the side. They always seem to escape the lens.


At work, we had a potluck instead of our usual meeting in the spirit of the holiday. That is one kinda meeting I can fully pay attention, and make a solid contribution to.

There was a smorgasbord of good eats, including vegan shepherd’s pie, 7 layer dip, butternut squash soup, and my French lentil salad.



All the good eats left me full through my usual afternoon snack, until my usual boring but I like it so tough luck kinda dinner.

Kale salad // cottage cheese // chickpeas // balsamic dressing

And another apple because I have a bushel to my name. Can I invest in an orchard?



Packing for the NH holidays, and binge watching Friends sure works up an appetite, especially for my favorite nighttime protein mug cake.



And now I’m off to have visions of gravy boats dancing in my heads.

Still need some Thanksgiving inspiration? Get some amazing recipes for appetizers, biscuits, squash, and of course sangria!

Make it a great day!

What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Any holiday traditions?

12 Mouthwatering Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas

Set the stage for the big meal with these one of a kind Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas that will leave your guests grateful they came to your dinner party!

12 Mouthwatering Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas -- Set the stage for the big meal with these one of a kind bites that will leave your guests grateful for coming to your dinner party!


It’s Monday!

And only 3 more days stand in my way of an unforgettable meal, and time spent with the ones I love.




Good thing I’m not in charge of the turkey.

Sure, Thanksgiving may be the biggest meal of the year, by why stop at one MEAL?!

I like to keep the holidays going as long as possible, so making T-Day a full 12 hour event keeps the spirit alive from sun up, to sun down, which is now roughly 4 hours. Thanks daylight savings.

And none of it would get down without the assistance of my little helpers, coffee and  sangria.

So I made a list, checked it twice, and came up with the most mouthwatering and amazing Thanksgiving appetizer ideas to get your turkey (or tofurkey) party started!

Better yet, most of them have ingredients that you probably already have or are preparing for your holiday meal, which makes them even easier!

And my wine glass a little less full.

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A Little Somethin’ Sunday #13

Happy funday friends!

Here we are for another day of reads around the web. And with Thanksgiving around the bend, I even included some of my favorite holiday reads to make your day all the more stellar! So grab your coffee, a good blanket, and let’s get to readin’!

A little something Sunday

Daily Quote:


Consider it done Amy Poehler. I’ll have to work on that dancing and not being embarrassed kinda thing though.


Music of the Moment:

“All the Pretty Girls” -Kaleo

After hearing them on the radio a couple weeks ago, I can’t get enough. I love how much they sound like Mumford & Sons without sounding like Mumford & Sons. Knawwhattamean?!


Link Love


Gingerbread Pumpkin Pie Coffee CakeImmaEATthat

Since the end of November is like holding on to that last thread of Fall, and exploding with Christmas anticipation. Answer? Hannah Montana that ish, and get the best of both worlds! IN. A. COFFEE. CAKE.

Pomegranate Lemon Drop MartiniHealthy Seasonal Recipes

I like martinis. Flavored ones, because olives and me quite frankly hate each other. This is one thing I will gladly be grateful for this holiday. 


How To Set the Perfect Holiday TableThe SITS Girls

I know about as much as the salad fork on the outside, and knives face in when it comes to setting a table. Impress your guests with the know how this T-Day.

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Toasted AlmondsDelicious Knowledge

Is it just me, or have Brussels Sprouts been reinvented? I feel like everyone went from loathing, to inhaling them in a Hollywood marriage minute. Either way, I am all about them in every way possible, especially for Thanksgiving!

5 Tips for Hosting Holidays for All Dietary Needs – Food & Nutrition

It can be hard to plan a menu with Aunt Lois has a gluten intolerance, Uncle Joe can’t do dairy, and little Susie Q can’t even look at a tree nut without wheezing uncontrollably. Here’s so tips to navigate your holiday without losing your giblets.

Guide to Surviving Holiday CookingThe Roasted Root

Dietary needs or not, cooking for a crowd especially the dishes they look forward to all year can be enough to set your sanity ablaze. These tips will help keep you from reaching for the wine bottle at 7AM.

Gluten Free Stuffing Salad with Sweet Onion DressingCotter Crunch


An Exercise in Self Compassion for Weight LossAvocado A Day

The next time you want to beat yourself up for “falling off the bandwagon” or “cheating” on your diet, step back, relax, and feed yourself some love instead.

Being Happy & Grateful All the TimeBe Truly Nourished

Maybe it’s a little cliche at the moment, but being grateful for what I have NOW is a big part of my happiness. When you change your mind, you change your life.

FDA OKs Genetically Modified SalmonHuffington Post

This disgusts me, and fear that it is only the beginning. Nature works. That’s how it got here, survived, and nourished us. Feed before greed!


How To Successfully Work with BrandsSpoonful of Flavor

Working with brands and companies can be both exciting and profitable for your blog. Handling each interaction and relationship appropriately can make all the difference.

Google Analytics: Tips for BloggersBlog Ambitions

Digesting all those numbers, graph plots, and jargon can be a lot for your blogging head to comprehend. Here’s the lowdown on what to look for, and how it can bring more traffic to your site.

How to Tell a Story Through PhotosThe SITS Girls

We all know, a picture’s worth a thousand words, so what are yours telling? Here’s how to make your readers coming back for your visual story time after time.

From the Blog:

Thanksgiving Cranberry Apple Sangria

WIAW: Turkey Potato Chips

Thanksgiving Stuffing Drop Biscuits

Time Hop:

This time 2 years ago I…



Went insane with Papa John. As the winter bell tolls, I am on the brink of getting straight jacketed again..


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