Friday Favorites

Hello and happy weekend to you!  We’re less than a week away from Thanksgiving and I’m over here saying “Bring on the food!”  Seriously, bring it on.  I’m ready.

Let’s see, what’s new around here this week?  Oh yes, I discovered a new favorite thing to do with Quinn: cook!  Ok, so she doesn’t help with the cooking, but she sure does like to supervise.  I give her a front row seat (highchair) to all the cooking action and she seems to love it!  We listen to music and she watches with a grin on her face.  She must think something is funny about the way I move in the kitchen because she giggles at random.  I look forward to the day when we can cook together. :)

I didn’t take any pictures of our kitchen adventures, but here are a few of my favorite Quinn pics from the week:

FotorCreated1On the agenda for this weekend is taking down some wallpaper in the guestroom.  It should be a blast.  I’m not being totally sarcastic, it will be nice to start some projects on the house now that we’ve been here for 2 months.  We tore down the first layer of wallpaper quite easily, now it’s on to the second layer…

FotorCreatedDoesn’t that look like fun?!

I hope you all have a great weekend!  My favorite things from around the web this week include tons of Thanksgiving tips and recipes, please enjoy!

***click on the red text to be led to the sources of my favorites

Favorite Breakfast: Sweet Potato Pie Pancakes.  I would eat these pancakes morning, noon, and night.

Favorite Turkey Day Tips: Thanksgiving Dinner: Planning How Much to Serve.  I’m not hosting a Thanksgiving dinner this year, but this will come in handy next time I do.  I tend to make wayyyyyy more food than is necessary.

Favorite Pie: Classic Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Praline Sauce.  Swoon worthy dessert right here.

Favorite Printables: Free Thanksgiving Printables.  Printable sign or cute utensil holders…gosh, this is one of my favorite blogs out there!

Favorite Leftover Recipe: The Leftoverwich: Turkey, Cranberry, and Brie Panini.  Why is it that I forget about Brie until this time of year?  Brie is so tasty and I can’t wait to make this sandwich!

Favorite Ideas: Over 80 Thanksgiving Tradition Ideas.  Love, love, love!  The traditions that come out this time of year are the best.  Traditions that celebrate family, friends, love, and all that we are thankful for.  This is a great list of potential new traditions to start!

Favorite Bread: Gluten-Free Rosemary Sage Thyme Popovers.  Thyme to make some of these.  (I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist)

Favorite Kids Craft: Pumpkin Pie Craft.  Fantastic craft for the little ones and super easy to prep.  Whether you are hosting a dinner or attending one, this would be a wonderful craft to keep the kids occupied.

Favorite Appetizer: Cheese Stuffed Meatballs.  You may be wondering how these meatballs are related to Thanksgiving.  Well people, there’s stuffing in these bad boys.  Yep.  What a fun dish to mix things up!

Favorite Table Topper: Kraft Paper Table Runner.  How simple!  No mess and it looks great.  P.S.–I’m LOVING that shade of blue.

Favorite Apple Treat: Apple Pie Turnovers.  #handoverthepie #please

Favorite Pumpkins: Chalkboard Pumpkins.  Because as long as chalkboard paint exists, I shall use it on everything!  How cute.

Favorite Squash: Cranberry & Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash.  I’m crazy for squash these days.  Especially stuffed squash.  Yum!

Favorite Recipe Finder: Allrecipes has over 500 Thanksgiving Recipes at your fingertips.  In need of Thanksgiving recipes, look no further!

Happy Friday!