Friday Favorites: Thanksgiving Wines

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I am sure you are all aware that Thanksgiving is next week. Who else is excited? Because of the array of spices in the traditional Thanksgiving meal, the wine pairing can be tricky. Today as I link up with ErikaNarci and Andrea for Friday Favorites, I am going to give you five Good ideas for Thanksgiving wine. I think it is safe to say, we are all thankful for wine.

1) Cava

What could be Better than greeting your guests at the door with a little bit of bubbles? Cavas are a sparkling wine from Spain that are typically at a really Good price point. One of the Best Cavas that I have had is Dibon Brut Reserve



Dibon Brut Reserve


Sausage and Pepper Pasta


I made this pasta last weekend in preparation for our school's big cross country meet. It's so Good but mostly it is easy and a whole meal in a bowl. This is a dish that I can also pull together in about 25 minutes or less on a weeknight. What could be Better than that? I posted this photo to Instagram and there were a lot of requests for the recipe, so here you go!

Workin' It Wednesday--Planning for the Holidays--Thanksgiving Game Plan





Today I am linking up with Shay & Erika for their Workin' It series. November's topic is "Planning for the Holidays." For this month when we say holidays...I am going to focus more on Thanksgiving but I will also add in some of my shopping tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So this is how I am trying to get my Thanksgiving act together.

Food


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We don't host Thanksgiving but since I am gluten free, I typically make the dressing and a dessert. I find that you really need to plan ahead to make sure you have the Best ingredients this time of year. I have already stocked up on chicken stock because it you wait until the week before Thanksgiving they run out and all that is left in the store is  beef stock...and well, that won't work. I also have learned to only use Pamela's gluten free cornbread mix as the base for my cornbread, sausage and chestnut dressing. I have tried others and it is just not as Good. I also now take a shortcut and buy the peeled and roasted chestnuts available at Trader Joe's. Honestly, this dressing is so Good, you would never know it was gluten free and the answer to your question is....yes you can use regular cornbread too.

Friday Favorites: Dress Shirts from Mill No. 8, Good Lasagna, Better Bedding, Red Cups and Joy


What a week where went from Halloween to the early start of the holiday season. Today I am here to link up with ErikaNarci and Andrea for Friday Favorites. Here's what I am finding Joy in this week.

1) Custom Dress Shirts by Mill No. 8





Earlier in the week I reviewed a new menswear company called Mill No. 8 that provides custom made men's dress shirts. Mill No. 8 offers 100% Egyptian cotton dress shirts with hand selected mother of pearl buttons, completely customized to your style and measurements. Their website provides step by step instructions for measuring to ensure the perfect fit and then you can choose your collar, cut and cuffs and your shirt will arrive in 2-3 weeks. 



Mill No. 8 Review: Better Fitting Custom Menswear




When you think of custom made menswear do you think of James Bond, the hottest movie star or a member of a European royal family? What if I told you there is a way for your leading man to have the Best fitting clothing for less than $100? Thanks to Mill No. 8, a new custom menswear company, your guy can have the Best fitting dress shirts and pants at an affordable price.

Mill No. 8 offers 100% Egyptian cotton dress shirts with hand selected mother of pearl buttons, completely customized to your style and measurements. The ethically sourced garments include raw materials and inputs from seven countries making this truly a product of international style. 

What's Up Wednesday: October 2017




It's the last Wednesday in October time to link up with MelShaeffer, and Shay to share What's Up Wednesday!


What We're Eating This Week


Monday- Grilled chicken made with T'Lish Dressing, with roasted carrots and acorn squash.

Tuesday-Pomegranate balsamic glazed salmon, jasmine rice and steamed green beans.

Wednesday-Grilled shrimp tacos, salad.

Thursday-We might be getting together with friends, if we do I will bring some sausage to grill.

Friday-Pizza night!


Friday Favorites: Family Wedding, Historical Locations, Cute Pajamas and Help in Puerto Rico




Friday is here! Back today to link up with ErikaNarci and Andrea for Friday Favorites. Here's what I am finding Joy in this week.

1) Wedding weekend with all my people:

This weekend my nephew got married in New York and we got to be with my entire side of the family. Hockey Guy was a gift bearer and loved every minute of it. My parents were with all of the grandchildren and even their great grandchild...they had such Joy.


My niece and my dad

The venue was just spectacular, from the moment you drove up to the view outside. It overlooked the Long Island Sound and it was such a beautiful night for the happy couple.

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