I just wanted to stop by and wish you guys and wonderful holiday! I hope you get to spend it with family, friends, or just whoever puts a smile on your face! This will be my first holiday that I will be spending with my boyfriend and his family. He says they go all out with the food, eeek maybe no skinny jeans today? ;)
Thank you so much for taking time of your day to visit me, it really does mean the world to me :)
This year I have so much to be thankful for! I want to give a big thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone that has stopped by to read she cooks, he eats. It means the world to me! This foodie blog of mine has made me so happy in the last five months. Never in a million years would I ever of thought to blog, let alone write about food. So funny how life is sometimes, right? :)
I’m also thankful for my wonderful parents, as much as they drive crazy I still love them. And my amazing boyfriend, he’s my everything. No matter how many times I give him the “I’m a control freak and it has to be done how Martha would do it” bitch face in the kitchen, he’s always there to calm me down, give me a hug and say “I love you”. Moments like that, I remember and cherish. I love you!
What are you thankful for this year? Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving filled with laughs and new memories! :)
After reading all of your wonderful comments and listening to your suggestions, I have decided to go for a very non-traditional surf and turf menu for our Thanksgiving mini-feast, yay! I am so excited to get cooking today!
While making this menu, I had a few necessary requirements. It had to be something that’s fresh, light, and not heavy since I know we’ll be consuming all that heavy starchy goodness come turkey day.
Check out what I have planned for our pre-Thanksgiving mini-feast à la surf and turf!
Grilled Flank Steak with Tomatoes, Red Onions, and Balsamic (recipe here):
Garlic Shrimp with Basil, Tomatoes, and Pepper Flakes with Orzo (recipe here):
And for dessert, my apple crumble! Speaking of that…I can’t seem to remember my apple crumble recipe!! I’ve made it so many times too…so sad. Don’t you just hate when that happens? Hopefully, that light bulb in my head turns on soon!
So what do you guys think?! What I love about this is that it’s simple, easy, and totally stress-free. And of course, someone (wink wink) will be in charge of steak cooking duties and chopping that pesky onion! :)
Oooh I better get started on my grocery list! Ahhh, I have never gone grocery shopping the day prior to Thanksgiving before! You think it’ll be chaos? Hehe. Just out of curiosity, when did you start grocery shopping?
For you twosomes dining sans family this Thanksgiving, what’s on your menu? Ps, I think of us as a tiny family of two. So don’t fret, celebrate!!! :)
Happy pre-Thanksgiving and good luck braving those grocery aisles!
This week I plan on making a tiny Thanksgiving mini-feast for two before we head home to celebrate the holidays with our respective families.
One of my biggest challenges (when it comes to cooking at least) is that I always end up cooking for a big family of four, it always ends up being too much food for the two of us. Sure, it’s not an entirely bad thing because we get to eat leftovers for the rest of the week. But since we’re leaving, I think it’s best to keep it minimal and try to avoid having any leftovers (if possible).
Soooo what’s a girl to do?? I myself, am not too fond of turkey or the holiday ham. In fact, for the past few Thanksgivings my dad will roast a chicken for me.
I was actually thinking of making a tiny roast chicken for the two of us, but then realized I would have to touch giblets (gasp!) and learn how carve beautifully like Martha Stewart. I’ve never carved anything before, and I can totally imagine it being such a sloppy mess! If it isn’t pretty, I won’t serve it. I’m a perfectionist. I’m a mini-Martha in training. I envy how prim and neat she is. I adore that woman! :)
Since I made a pretty awesome baked chicken dish last week, it seems a bit redundant to serve another chicken dish… At least in my opinion.
Sigh…I’m actually thinking of doing something completely nontraditional, and do surf and turf since there were a bunch of yummy seafood recipes that caught my eye. Yay or nay??
Any other suggestions for me? How would you guys do Thanksgiving if it’s just for the two of you? What’s on your menu plan for the week?
One of the many reasons why I love the holidays is because of all the fun festive sweets that I get to eat! Also, I am a total sucker for theme desserts! Aren’t we all at one point or another? :)
I love scouring the internet for fun recipes when the holidays roll around. It’s a great way to get inspired and motivated to try new things.
Check out some yummy festive sweet finds for this Thanksgiving holiday…
Twig Mini Caramel Apples (recipe here):
Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats (recipe here):
Pilgrim Hat Cookies (recipe here):
Caramel Pumpkin Pie (recipe here):
Aren’t these just some of the cutest dessert ideas?! My personal favorite is the twig mini caramel apples. I love it because it’s so not in your face Thanksgiving lol.