Thanksgiving is officially less than a week away and I am sure you are in full on menu planning mode by now! I know the traditional roasted turkey is usually on everyone’s menu plan, but this year I have a new method for cooking your turkey that will free up oven space and have your turkey ready from start to finish in under an hour! My citrus herb butter grilled turkey is so full of flavor and makes for a stunning presentation for any holiday table!
The holidays are upon us, and I don’t know about you but it truly is my favorite time of year! Family and friends gathering, crisp air, yummy food, and toasts to be made about the past year are just a few of the reasons that the holidays are so fun for me. With Layer Cake, throwing the perfect holiday gathering can be simple and beautiful! I love to entertain and truly believe that nothing brings people together more than eating and drinking together. And the good news is, entertaining doesn’t have to be stressful when you have a few tricks up your sleeve to make the day of the party a breeze!
This post has kindly been sponsored by Village Farms, but all opinions are 100% my own.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and friends let me tell you, it doesn’t have to be a stressful day! With the right amount of prep, you can enjoy your holiday with your friends and family and have feel confident about the dishes that you are serving them too! I’ve got a few recipes for you that will make the day of Thanksgiving a breeze, starting with a make ahead breakfast! I partnered with Village Farms to bring you three delicious and easy recipes that will complete any Thanksgiving and will help alleviate some of the to-do’s on the day of! These three recipes to simplify your Thanksgiving are going to help you feel like a rockstar in the kitchen when turkey day arrives!
At this time of year, warm and cozy dishes seem to get all of the attention! From soups, to pastas, and everything in between, it feels like sometimes we forget about eating salads during this season! I don’t know about you, but I still crave some freshness in the midst of all the cozy! A good fall salad is one of my favorite dishes to make and I took one of my favorite wedge salads and turned it into the most delicious autumn wedge salad that you have ever tasted! My Autumn wedge salad with green goddess dressing is perfect for any night of the week, but also makes a great addition to any holiday menu too!
Okay we are sixteen days away from Thanksgiving y’all…can you believe it? Are you already menu planning? We will be heading to Louisiana to be with family, but I am always responsible for a few sides to bring to the table. I like to add some green to the mix whenever I can and while green beans are usually a classic, brussel sprouts make for another great vegetable option! My citrus bacon brussel sprouts are going to steal the show in the sides category and will convert even the non-brussel sprouts lovers in your family!
Halloween is this week and we got in the spirit by carving pumpkins over the weekend! Parks wanted no part of scooping out the insides (ha) but he was super into helping daddy decide on the facial expressions that each pumpkin should have! We went with one silly face and one spooky face, by request! Do you have traditions each year that your family does for Halloween? Carving pumpkins is definitely one of those things for us along with making a big pot of chili on the actual day of Halloween! My easy homemade beef chili is the perfect soup to make this week to warm you up after you and your kiddos have been trick or treating!