Happy Thanksgiving weekend! How was Thanksgiving? Any plans for this weekend?
My week was mostly spent working-although I did go to Michael's youngest brother's school band concert (and no, not like "band" band...like...rock band band.)-it was awesome! Thursday was, obviously, Thanksgiving. We had lunch/dinner with Michael's stepmom's side of the family and then we drove to Youngstown for dinner with his mom's side of the family. It was super fun and we super stuffed ourselves, as always. Yesterday it was back to work, but I did get to spend some time with my best friend (who lives in St. Louis and I haven't seen since the wedding!)-so that was amazing! We had brunch at this great cafe/bakery that's all organic/seasonal/local called The Blue Door Cafe. I had a waffle with chocolate pudding and vanilla sauce, and a croissant, and Alex got a corned beef hash with eggs and smoked bacon. We loved everything! Today I work and then I'm going to go spend some more time with Alex, as well as her family, and then Michael and I are having another Thanksgiving dinner at Michael's mom's with his siblings and then tomorrow is my mom's family's Thanksgiving. WOO! This is a lot of food, people.
I relate to every little bit of this sketch--from the ignorant and annoying dinner conversation to being unable to resist turning into Adele when "Hello" comes on:
Movies/TV Talk (assume there'll be spoilers)
Parks and Recreation-Michael and I just finished binge-watching Parks and Rec and I almost cried when we finished it. I loved it-I loved the characters and it made me giggle and go "aw" all the time.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend-I am pleased Paula didn't just cheat on her husband, although that guy was very nice.
Jane the Virgin-Nononooooooo WHY CAN'T RAFAEL AND JANE JUST BE TOGETHER!??? (This post gets it)
Instagram Lately (a few highlights from this week on Instagram)
Fact-I suck at posting to social media when I'm with family. No regrets.
I know! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!!! But if you haven't fully figured out what you're making...might I suggest these muffins as a unique alternative to rolls? Because you guys...they're awesome. You and your friends/family will loooove them!
Savory muffins should be a more commonplace thing! They're so much easier to make than rolls and they're just as full of carb-y goodness and you can do so many different flavor combinations! Like.....seriously.....sweet roasted onions and buttery brie paired with just a hint of rosemary all in a slightly tangy buttermilk muffin....I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT OF IT but I am so glad that I tried it because...whoa. Delish. Addictive. Unique. And baking them makes your house smell amazing.
I definitely suggest you make these if you're having a get-together (or if your family can eat 12 muffins) because these are really best the day that they're baked! And seriously...look at that muffin--look at the delicious roasted onions all up in there. And the melted brie on top. Om nom nom nom noooommm! Commence the eating!