What are you up to this weekend?
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We'll be eating drip beef sandwiches .. sipping hot chocolate .. and trying to show some restraint when it comes to Breaking Bad. (I know we're late to the game on this one, but we're officially hooked). We're also looking forward to ..
A trip to visit my grandson who turned two(!) this past week
My husband has spent a crazy amount of time at Target wandering the toy aisles. I'm in charge of the cake. While I've been eyeing these three beauties .. I learned my lesson about making something that tastes too expensive. Vanilla with chocolate ganache will be just as lovely
I'll also continue my quest for the perfect side dish. (ps: Do you have any suggestions?) Admittedly, I've been fretting about the Thanksgiving invitation we've received and don't want to mess it up. So we've been eating a new holiday side pretty much every day for the past month
On the short list? Our family recipe for beans in the slow-cooker .. bejeweled rice .. blood orange and roasted beets with yogurt, tarragon, and hazelnuts from Athena Calderone's latest cookbook .. or a root veggie gratin
Whatever you're up to .. I hope you have a good one!
A few fun links from around the web
A really great baking trick [via Cup of Jo]
You can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be making a version of this Giant Peanut Butter Cup for The Veggies very soon [via Food52]
Twenty-four healthy breakfast ideas because you never know how the rest of the day is going to go [via Healthy-ish]
“My tombstone might actually be the basic bulgogi recipe. I've done it with so many different proteins” ~ loyal Bon Appetit reader | The 40 recipes readers keep coming back to. I'm debuting this very beautiful thing in the near future [via Bon Appetit]
The latest podcast I've been listening to on my afternoon walks: Oprah's Super Soul Conversations. Guaranteed to brighten your day because every episode is so encouraging
Speaking of podcasts: Terri Gross interviewed a sleep expert on Fresh Air last month. I've been telling everyone about it because his findings are pretty incredible (especially the relationship between how much sleep we get and Alzheimer's) [via Fresh Air]
Because everything is better with a friend: How to host a Friendsgiving [via The Kitchn]
Speaking of Thanksgiving: 40+ ideas for a Thanksgiving shake-up [via Dinner a Love Story]
For all of us over-achievers who are thinking ahead to Christmas cookies. How far in advance can we make our holiday cookies? [via Food52]
Speaking of cookies: Have you tried Sarah Kieffer's mammoth chocolate chip cookies? Recently featured in the New York Times for her brilliant technique of banging the cookie sheet during baking? The method deflates the dough and leaves complex, wrinkly cookies with edges that shatter like buttery, caramelized, chocolate-kissed shards of brittle once cool (still with chewy centers). Swoon. [via The New York Times]
A life .. a home. This is such a beautiful read: The Joy of Reading About Cooking at Home [via The New York Times]
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