So, you’re hosting Thanksgiving, this year? Congratulations! Or, shall we say, Good Luck? Last year was our first Thanksgiving at The House on High Street. I remember feeling excited and nervous. Thankfully, it was a success. I think the best advice I can give you is to plan ahead and pace yourself. I actually created my own Thanksgiving Countdown! So, here are some tips for you in preparing for one of the greatest holidays, ever. Have fun!
When I was a kid, mom made her Thanksgiving stuffing with liver. To this day, I cannot stomach liver. I’ve always loved the flavor of stuffing with Thanksgiving turkey and gravy. But, I remember the frustration of picking out the liver before getting to the good parts. Years later, as a young adult, I came across a variation that would not only change my preference for stuffing, but my mom’s long-standing, family recipe, as well! Stuffing with SAUSAGE!
Everybody likes a good DIY Makeover story, right? Well, here you go…
I’m not sure why, but every time I turn around, my Mother-in-Law is dropping something off to my house. Evidently, Scott was a collector and cluttered up her house for twenty-some years. I think this is pay back time because almost every time she visits, we seem to collect more of his old stuff and some of hers, too.
I don’t know about you, but on one hand, it seems like yesterday we were celebrating our First Thanksgiving at The House on High Street. It was a success, and Scott and I had a lot of fun doing it. (I’m considering doing another Facebook LIVE series throughout the holiday season, so you’ll have to keep watch for that on Facebook.) As much as Pinterest, sometimes, overwhelms me- I remember finding some pretty extraordinary ideas on there. Such as these personalized place settings, that I made last year.
This is the best time of year to make soups, stews, and hot casseroles. I especially love how you can throw a lot of these hot dishes into a crock pot and completely forget about it, until dinner time! Beef stew is one of my favorites. So, I decided to create a simple yet delicious recipe, from scratch.
Friends, I am thrilled to share this extraordinary recipe that was graciously given to me, by very dear friends. It’s a knock-your-socks-off crowd pleaser. Very easy to make. And, it goes a long way! Aside from my visit to New Orleans, about fifteen years ago, I had never eaten chicken & sausage gumbo like this. Thank you, Ellen & Bruce!