Cyber Monday! Days like this make me incredibly overwhelmed. To the point that I become indecisive and usually just give up. I like to shop for Christmas early and have found some fantastic deals in the past. This year though, I think I am so burnt out for celebrating Thanksgiving for the last 4 days that I am lacking the enthusiasm today. Even after my Venti Caramel Latte. It was so good, but wow today should have been a holiday too. I love cyber Monday but this year I was not prepared for it at all. We were so busy celebrating Thanksgiving with our families that by the time we got home last night at 630 we were all wiped. I woke up this morning in a fog… Then realized it was Monday and my content was not scheduled. So here I am in a coffee shop while the kids are with a sitter trying to catch a good deal and sharing my finds with you all!
Tomorrow is turkey day! Which also means its the official kick off of the Christmas season! Yippy!! I am so thankful for being blessed with way more than I deserve. Seriously, I am. Blogging has helped me find myself and keep up with my passions. My family is complete and we are moved into our new home. It is going to be such a special Christmas! I can’t let Thanksgiving pass without thanking you all. I wish I could do more for you all, and soon I hope that I will have more time to create more content for you. I have worked really hard and I wish that you knew how much you all mean to me.
I have been a bit absent lately because I have been drowning in garland and glitter and rearranging furniture to make room for our Christmas trees. I put 3 of them in the living room and they look so good! We bought flocked and glittery trees and let me tell you they were messyyyy. I am so glad that is done. We plan on doing alot more decorating and cutting down a fresh tree but our house instantly felt homier when I put my Christmas tree on. I love the holidays and I also love this gorgeous dress that I got from Hale Bob. It makes the perfect dress for a Christmas party or family photos. If you are looking for a mommy and me look THIS GIRLS SKIRT from gap matches perfectly. I love the red color, lace sleeves and the fit is very flattering for anyone because it isnt super tight.
I am about to go start prepping for Thanksgiving, and since I am I figured I would share this shopping list with you in case you are still trying to figure out substitutes for gluten free. I am making the trader joes stuffing, I cook mine with chicken broth rather than water and I add sausage and sage to it, to fancy it up a bit. I will also be making a green bean casserole using the crispy onions and cream of mushroom soup. This is the first year I have found the crispy onions and I am very excited to have green bean casserole again… oh yeah that reminds me I am also making broccoli bake! similar idea but a bit different. Since Thanksgiving day is so chaotic I will also be making a quiche tonight. That will make sure breakfast is done and I can just make a mimosa and watch the Thanksgiving parade. It will be such a great day, we are going to my brother in laws house for Thanksgiving dinner and I am very excited to see my niece. I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving. I just wanted to give you all a big thank you for being here and thank you for all of your support and encouragement.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holland House Cooking Wine. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I recently attended a live cooking event hosted by Holland House Cooking Wine. I had such a good time meeting other bloggers and tasting delicious holiday themed recipes using Holland House Cooking Wines. You guys Thanksgiving is coming and I am basically going to be eating my way through the next two months… Gluten-free, of course, but I have that down to a science by now and I am so excited about the new recipe inspiration I got from Holland House. I would have never thought to put Holland House Marsala Cooking Wine in brownie batter like in the recipe we tried for Marsala and Dark Chocolate Malted Milk Brownies, but it was decadent. The Marsala Cooking Wine brought out the richness of the chocolate in a beautiful savory way. It has hints of hazelnut that makes it really versatile!
The brownies were so delicious, I came home and made my own! YUM!! They came out so good! It was definitely all my simple brownie recipe needed to take them to a whole new level of fancy… Fancy enough to serve at our holiday dinner! Check out the recipe and others as well from Holland House that you might want to try!
At the Holland House event, we enjoyed our turkey with sides that included Holland House Cooking Wines. Sherry Triple Berry Cranberries (using Holland House Sherry Cooking Wine with hints of nuts and caramel) and Marsala Whipped Sweet Potatoes (using Holland House Marsala Cooking Wine which has hints of hazelnuts) were the highlight of the meal, sorry turkey. They were so good! I am totally a sides girl on Thanksgiving; when else do we make the time to be so creative with our meals?! My favorite thing about these recipes is how easy they are to make! The simple addition of the Holland House Cooking Wine takes things to a more flavorful experience perfect to enhance the elegance of your holiday meal! Check out the recipes below.
Good food brings everyone together, Holland House Cooking Wine threw us an awesome party!
Do you guys use cooking wine when you cook? I grew up eating lots of chicken marsala! Holland House Cooking Wine has been something that my mom used in her favorite dishes to cook for the family while I was growing up. Using cooking wine inspires me to create comfort meals that remind me of home. Growing up we lived in a cozy log cabin and the holiday season was always extra special being surrounded by snow at our log home. Holland House Cooking Wine and some of the dishes that I make take me right back home with just one bite. I love when food makes me think of a place. Thanksgiving is going to be very special this year since I am cooking in our new home. I am putting in extra effort to create a delicious meal and create memories for my kids like my parents did for me. I am excited Holland House Cooking Wine inspired me to create comfort dishes just like my mom did! I can’t wait to see what she thinks of the recipes I recreate.
Don’t forget to visit the new Holland House website to download a redeemable coupon for your next cooking wine purchase!
This is a sponsored post by Holland House Cooking Wine but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’m Megan, a busy and style-obsessed, stay-at-home mom. I invite you to follow along on my journey, as I share with you how I try to gracefully juggle married life, 2 kids and 3 dogs. I hope you find inspiration on how to live a more balanced life, while trying to run your own circus...