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!
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!
Last year, my friend Tommy and his lovely family, visited The House on High Street. As a housewarming gift, Tommy came fully equipped~ and introduced us to the Pumpkin Martini!
Scott and I do a lot of entertaining at The House on High Street. Which means I’m possibly in the kitchen a lot more than the average person. I like to eat what I prepare and serve to my guests, and I despise feeling outnumbered by chips, fried finger foods, and bread. Therefore, hummus is my staple go-to appetizer when hosting and entertaining.
I recently started making hummus myself for a few reasons. For starters, it can be expensive keeping store-bought hummus stocked in my fridge every week. I like to have control over the ingredients I’m using. (Here’s a good article about what may be lurking in your store-bought hummus.) Last but not least, I appreciate the option to experiment with different toppings to add a little bit of extraordinary.
I hope you’ll try making hummus yourself! Here is an easy recipe to follow.