What a month! It feels like I just got back from the Disney cruise yesterday, but it’s been weeks now. According to my Instagram, I was a social butterfly in November. My month included wintery cat snuggles, a Disneyland trip, Jamie’s Friendsgiving potluck, John Vanderslice (my new music obsession) at The Bootleg, and so. much. food.
December is going to be even crazier: welcome back parties, work parties, ugly Christmas sweater parties, my best friend AND boyfriend’s birthdays, Christmas, New Years, and of course, marathoning all my favorite holiday movies. Stay tuned for some December cookie recipes, an Ode to Love Actually, and absolutely zero Christmas crafts.
1. Muy Bueno Cookbook: Enchiladas Verdes con Pavo
2. Tracey’s Culinary Adventures: Leftover Turkey Jack Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa
3. Domesticate Me: Mashed Potato Pancakes with Goat Cheese and Chives
4. Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe: Leftover Turkey Thai Crunch Salad
5. A Sage Amalgam: Leftover Poultry and Power Greens Risotto
Ahhh, leftovers. Almost as good as Thanksgiving dinner itself. I know you may want to dive straight into a detox this week, but before you do make sure you’ve used up all those delicious leftovers!
I know what you’re thinking, but consider this: we’ve already transitioned into Christmas cookie season and you didn’t even notice! One more week of turkey and mashed potatoes can’t hurt.
“You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans, and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the road sides, you will play golf, and enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres. My people will have pain and degradation. Your people will have stick shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They have said, ‘Do not trust the Pilgrims, especially Sarah Miller.’
And for all these reasons I have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground.”
Last weekend, my lovely friend Jamie hosted a Friendsgiving feast, and encouraged us all to bring bite-sized treats. As someone who will be going to FOUR Thanksgiving events this November, I considered the mini suggestion a welcome break from the inevitable food coma of Friendsgivings. (Plus, I have to save my appetite for the big day!)
These might take you one or two bites, but they’re still tiny and adorable. And hey, also delicious as it turns out! I’ve been meaning to make Smitten Kitchen’s Butternut Squash Galette forever, so I figured this was the perfect time to tinker.
Disclaimer: I love ‘Orphan Black’ and the entire team behind it. I fully realize my complaints not only mean nothing, they are also targeted at an invisible collection of people who decide to air teaser trailers with no new footage or dialogue.
HOWEVER. I’m a little frustrated, folks. What is up with teaser trailers? Isn’t a trailer technically a teaser in and of itself? Why do we need trailers for trailers? It doesn’t make sense.
I appreciate that BBC America finally revealed the premiere date for Orphan Black season two. I just don’t understand why you wouldn’t just publish a press release if you’re not going to show even a snippet of new content! The teaser trailer shows Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) walking through the streets of [undisclosed Canadian location] with a voice-over of Sarah, Alison (Tatiana Maslany) and Cosima (Tatiana Maslany) discussing the general plot of the show. Trouble is, they’re all just sound bites from season one.