Episode #210: Thanksgiving Favorites – A Lovely Mess


Thanksgiving is that this week, so we’re letting you in on all our Thanksgiving favorites.

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Present Notes:

Hearken to the Bonus Episode about Emma’s e book HERE

What your plans are for Thanksgiving this yr:

Having it at Elsie’s and cooking with their mother

Favourite Thanksgiving Reminiscence:

Elsie – When Nova was 3 and so they wrote on leaves all the pieces she was grateful for

Emma – Going to her Nice-Aunt Ina’s home and consuming honey butter

Favourite Thanksgiving Custom:

Elsie – Making Thanksgiving meals with Emma

Emma – Making Gingerbread homes

Favourite Thanksgiving dish to make:

Elsie – Gingerbread Cookies, Chex Combine, Charcuterie, and Oatmeal Cookie Shot or Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot

Emma – Turkey

Favourite Thanksgiving dish to eat:

Elsie – Stuffing, Pumpkin Pie

Emma – Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Inexperienced Bean Casserole, Stuffing, Funeral Potatoes, Crockpot Mashed Potatoes, Espresso Martini, and Affogato

Favourite Thanksgiving Dessert:

Elsie – Apple Tart

Emma – Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake, No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake, Caramel Apple Cheesecake, and Cookies

Favourite factor to do after dinner:

Elsie – Watch a film and embellish gingerbread cookies

Emma – Watch a film or do a puzzle

Sparks Pleasure:

Elsie – Moose Glasses

Emma – Behind the Seams by Dolly Parton

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Episode 210 Transcript:

Elsie: You’re listening to The Lovely Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation hear. Thanksgiving is subsequent week, so we’re letting you in on all of our Thanksgiving favorites. That is going to be like a present notes episode with a ton of hyperlinks as a result of I’m not going to lie our Thanksgiving recipe archive is like balling. It’s unbelievable.

Emma: It’s fairly epic. And yeah, I can all the time inform from family and friends members after they learn my weblog or not as a result of in the event that they’re attempting to explain to me methods to make virtually any casserole, I’m like, oh, you don’t learn my weblog. And I don’t care. It doesn’t hassle me. I’m like, oh, you don’t know, however I even have all of those, that is what I’ve devoted my life to. 

Elsie: Casserole queen. 

Emma: That is what I do. And I like to listen to different individuals’s recipes. It’s not that. It’s identical to, you already know, in the event that they’re like, Oh, when you’ve by no means made this earlier than, and I’m like, Oh, I’ve many instances I’ve examined that one many instances and I’ve put my favourite model on the web. Like that’s who I’m. 

Elsie: So earlier than we soar in, I believed this may be a great time so that you can give an replace in your e book launch since you launched handmade homicide a few weeks in the past. 

Emma: Yeah, proper earlier than Halloween. So by the point you’re listening to this, it’s been over a month. And I’ve received to say, ’trigger I don’t really feel like I’ve received to speak about it on the podcast since I did the particular bonus episode. However yeah, and when you didn’t hear that particular bonus episode, return trigger it got here out type of in between. It wasn’t an everyday Monday episode. However I feel when you’re subscribed, it might have simply popped up for you, however when you’re not subscribed and also you missed it, return as a result of I discuss my e book, however I additionally learn chapter one. So that you get type of a little bit freebie, a little bit teaser into the e book when you’re . Anyway, it was so enjoyable to launch that e book. And folks have been so, so good. And it was identical to a kind of days the place I spent manner an excessive amount of time on my telephone, simply individuals’s feedback and like writing again to them or hearting them or no matter, you already know, and I received so many feedback on our weblog and folks wrote me emails and it was simply actually, actually candy. And since then I’ve had plenty of individuals write me feedback or ship me emails as they’ve acquired the e book, as they completed the e book and telling me what they thought and I’ve received a bunch of very nice Amazon evaluations too, and from lots of people that I don’t know, like, not like associates, which I admire when associates do it too, however when it’s like somebody you don’t know, and there was this one evaluate, I ought to put it up on Instagram. I hope it doesn’t come off like I’m making enjoyable of it as a result of I truly actually deeply appreciated this evaluate, however primarily, I’m paraphrasing. They stated, I wasn’t anticipating a lot, this can be a new author, but it surely was truly actually good. And it was identical to a very nice evaluate the place they’re like, I actually loved this e book and I didn’t suppose it was essentially going to be superb. It’s like, wow, that is fairly the evaluate, and thanks. And I’m glad you preferred it. , it makes me so pleased to consider individuals having fun with the e book as a result of that’s what I need to write for. I’ve loved so many books. Books have been such a consolation and leisure and an escape for me all by way of my life since I used to be in center faculty. So the concept of attending to be part of that in individuals’s lives means really the world to me. And I’ve additionally had quite a few individuals write me and be like, I’m a librarian and we’re undoubtedly going to have it at our library. Like simply, you already know. 

Elsie: Oh, that’s nice. 

Emma: Yeah, it being in libraries, you don’t know what which means to me as a result of libraries are like a sanctuary to me. That’s like the place I’d eat my lunch in highschool. Like, I like libraries. So yeah, understanding that my books are in some libraries throughout the nation simply means the world to me. And yeah, it retains promoting. I can see like in Amazon, the numbers that promote on there and it retains rising and rising. I’ve offered nicely over 500 at this level. I don’t actually have quite a lot of expectations, to be trustworthy with you. Like, I didn’t actually have quite a lot of objectives aside from do it. So for me, I’m like, all of that is gravy and icing, however I used to be shocked what number of I offered and the way many individuals learn it and the way rapidly they learn it. And I don’t know, perhaps I shouldn’t have been shocked. I don’t know, but it surely looks like individuals actually received it and that was actually enjoyable and actually encouraging.

Elsie: Good. So yeah, when you’ve learn the e book Shamelessly Aldous requests please depart for an Amazon evaluate. 

Emma: Yeah, I’ll too. I’ve no disgrace.

Elsie: Yeah, I feel we’ve good karma as a result of we’ve been review-bombed up to now. Yeah, the place individuals depart imply evaluations to harm you not essentially having learn your e book. And so, yeah, when individuals do the alternative of that when individuals depart good evaluations to help, it’s so significant and great, and yeah, so if in case you have a minute, do depart a evaluate on there. I feel that it makes a distinction, and it’s vital. 

Emma: Yeah. And it’s already like, I feel after the primary day it was on Goodreads and there are some evaluations on there.

Elsie: Oh, yeah. I left one on Goodreads on the primary day. I used to be the primary particular person. I used to be very pleased with that reality. 

Emma: Yeah. So it’s been a blast. And it’s been rather a lot. Yeah. I’m excited to put in writing extra. I don’t actually have any information to share. And I’m nonetheless attempting to determine the audio model. I’ve gotten a little bit derailed. It’s a busy time of yr, however I’m nonetheless on it and it’s nonetheless coming and I nonetheless don’t know when, however it should. 

Elsie: Good. Properly, I’m glad you bought to have a good time and I’m so pleased with you. And I do know we’re all cheering you on. It’s a really particular time for the podcast since you’ve been speaking about writing a novel since 2020. So that is very cool. Yeah. Yay. Okay. So we’re going to speak all about Thanksgiving since Thanksgiving is that this week. Hopefully, we will persuade you to make one in every of our recipes. I truthfully, have accomplished Thanksgiving in Tennessee. We principally stayed in Tennessee for Thanksgiving for the previous eight years. And so I did like quite a lot of Thanksgivings the place I did all the pieces and I used all of Emma’s recipes each time and Dealer Joe’s stuff. 

Emma: Yeah, you may’t make all of it. I imply, you may, but it surely’s quite a lot of work. 

Elsie: However I all the time did, we’ll discuss them, however there’s stuffing meatballs after which there’s like this marbled pie that’s like type of half Pumpkin pie half cheesecake. That’s tremendous good. It’s manner higher than cheesecake, and it’s manner higher than pumpkin pie.

Emma: I agree It’s like the proper combine as a result of I like each these issues, however I actually prefer it collectively, one thing about combining it that makes it higher. 

Elsie: Additionally Emma’s stuffing recipe is superb. So we’ll do a fairly large perhaps we’ll like a hyperlink to 1 large Thanksgiving recipe. Yeah, we’ve a Thanksgiving aspect dish.

Emma: So yeah, let’s begin with speaking about our Thanksgiving plans for this yr. So this can be a very, very particular yr for me as a result of it’s our first yr that we’ve moved again and we’re internet hosting and It’s type of the primary yr that Emma and I are gonna get to, like, do all of it collectively.

Elsie: I imply, with our mother too, sorry, mother. 

Emma: No, mother’s within the combine. Mother’s within the combine in fact. 

Elsie: We’re gonna have a lot enjoyable. We have been simply speaking about doing it on Friday as an alternative of Thursday, simply in order that we’ve extra time to take pleasure in and savor it and never make it really feel rushed or cramped or something. So yeah, I simply need to have like a baking marathon and watch the films in my kitchen like two to 4 Christmas films in a row, and identical to make, you already know, a pair pies and a few sides. And I simply suppose that sounds so magical and enjoyable. 

Emma: Yeah. I’m very excited to prepare dinner. And I truly, love internet hosting, however I principally love cooking, so it’s the proper combine for me. I’m simply going to deliver my stuff over to Elsie’s and heat it up a little bit or no matter, and we’re going to have it over right here. And I’m certain I’ll inevitably depart a bunch of stuff at your own home on accident like pans and stuff, however I’ll do my finest. What can I say? Yeah. And then you definitely’re having Jeremy’s household, your in-laws on Thanksgiving. I feel mine’s going to finish up being on Saturday. So I could have our household’s Thanksgiving Friday after which there’s on Saturday. So it all the time type of finally ends up being barely completely different annually. I really feel prefer it’s identical to no matter matches everyone’s schedule. Which I like. 

Elsie: I like that. I undoubtedly suppose it’s higher to love, give every its day. As a way to take pleasure in it extra. And never be like, all full and peculiar. 

Emma: Yeah. I’m additionally very like, I don’t care a lot about dates. I care much more about holidays are for household, so any manner that you would be able to get to spend time with household, you already know, extra and typically you may’t, typically it’s such as you’re going to be, you already know, by yourself as a result of, for American Thanksgiving, it’s like crammed between Halloween and Christmas so it’s like, you don’t have to choose like what you’re doing. So lots of people are in that boat and that’s nice too. I feel you may have enjoyable with simply your rapid household, however yeah, holidays are for household. Don’t care a lot about what day it’s or no matter, you already know, when you make all the pieces from scratch, no matter I like cooking when you don’t. Do it your personal manner. It’s for household. 

Elsie: Good. Yeah, no, I fully agree. Okay, so let’s discuss our favourite Thanksgiving reminiscence. I feel I’ve one. So, when Nova was age three, we received this pack of like, little paper leaves and let her write all of the issues. I imply we have been writing them however she was saying the issues that she was grateful for and it was just about like each particular person we knew after which you already know all of her little like TV reveals and like one in every of them stated China, they only stated like type of simply something she knew.

Emma: It’s like when little children pray and also you’re identical to something that comes into their thoughts. Yeah, they only checklist it. 

Elsie: Yeah, I saved them, and I really feel like I need to all the time do this, so we’ll should do it this yr with Oscar, who’s now two years outdated. 

Emma: Who is aware of what he’ll say? Oh my gosh. 

Elsie: And it’s simply so cute to, like, see what sorts of issues they’re grateful for as a result of it may very well be something. It’s most likely not household. 

Emma: No, I don’t suppose I’ll make the checklist, however that’s okay. Oh, I additionally was fascinated by childhood, trigger I really feel like you might have so many issues from Halloween and Christmas, particularly Christmas. That’s like an enormous, you already know, you bear in mind Christmas a lot, however I’ll say we used to, once we have been actually little, we’d go over to our nice aunt Ina’s home who lived subsequent door, subsequent door neighbors with our grandma. They have been sisters and subsequent door and so they had married brothers, very random, small city. It’s superb, yeah. However anyway, our grandaunt Ina was an incredible prepare dinner. She liked cooking. And her home was additionally identical to very grandma-fancy to me. As a little bit child, I perceived it as very fancy, you already know, only a cool home, as I idolized it a little bit. And, however the primary factor is trigger I used to be a child so, you already know, once you’re a child, you actually don’t admire meals. You’re like, a choosy eater till you’re in highschool, or I used to be anyway. So the factor that I gravitated in the direction of was bread. Consuming simply rolls on a regular basis. At Nice Aunt Ina’s home, she had honey butter. And I feel it was the primary time as a child. Yeah, I had honey butter, and it actually caught with me, as a result of I nonetheless do not forget that honey butter. 

Elsie: Honey butter is such a vital Thanksgiving recipe. 

Emma: It’s to me, yeah. And it additionally to me is like, that is what fancy individuals have at their Thanksgiving as a result of Aunt Ina had it at her home.

Elsie: I like that. That’s hilarious. How humorous. In order that’s my little child, child mind Thanksgiving reminiscence. 

Emma: That’s so cute. I like it. Okay. Favourite Thanksgiving custom. I feel I’m like simply excited to make Thanksgiving with you. I feel that’s so particular to me.

Elsie: Yeah, I really feel like quite a lot of the meals are very conventional like we make quite a lot of the identical issues yearly.

Emma: And I’ll say we haven’t accomplished this like yearly, however the years we do it, it stands out to me like quite a lot of instances we’ll purchase like a kind of kits of like a gingerbread home that the youngsters can put collectively and it’s not essentially tasty and it doesn’t essentially all the time end up, but it surely’s like enjoyable. It’s enjoyable too, it’s like type of pre-made. 

Elsie: Tastes like ass appears to be like like shit, but it surely’s a enjoyable exercise. 

Emma: Enjoyable exercise. It prices like 12 {dollars} or no matter from the grocery retailer, so that you don’t should make all of it forward, you already know, trigger you’re already cooking a lot. And I really feel like that’s like a very enjoyable, I don’t know, we’ve accomplished that fairly a number of instances and it’s enjoyable. It’s cute. 

Elsie: I agree with that. It’s very, very joyful. I used to be pondering this yr perhaps we might embellish cookies. 

Emma: Yeah, that’d be enjoyable. I identical to adorning with children as a result of it’s such a distinct exercise than once you do it with adults. You do it by yourself. It’s an entire completely different vibe, but it surely’s actually candy and cute.

Elsie: Yeah. My children actually love cooking, and clearly, like, it’s a must to decide issues that work for them that they may also help with. However there are many issues that children may also help with, so, yeah, I feel it’s very, very enjoyable. Yeah. 

Emma: Oscar will most likely simply eat all of the sprinkles, but it surely’s nonetheless cute. 

Elsie: It’s nonetheless cute. Okay, your favourite Thanksgiving dish to make. 

Emma: Okay, yeah, so, I like making a turkey. It’s not my favourite one to eat, however I simply love pulling it out of the oven and the best way it appears to be like. It looks like a triumph. Yeah! It looks like a cooking triumph. Like yearly that I’ve accomplished one and there are some years I don’t like some years we do identical to honey baked ham or I’ll do meatballs, I’ll do my stuffing meatballs as a result of I truly really feel just like the turkey like will get eaten the least out of all of the dishes. It’s good for leftovers although. It’s good for sandwiches and all kinds of issues. However I do really feel like once you pull it out of the oven and then you definitely put the garnishes round it. If I do one this yr, which I don’t actually know if I’m going to for certain. By the point you hear this, I’ll know.

Elsie: Perhaps like a small little mini one. 

Emma: I type of wished to do that, that is so random, however you should purchase these little papers they type of seem like a bizarre chef’s hat and you set them on the tip of the turkey legs. I’ve by no means purchased these earlier than. I’m certain you would make them too. I simply really feel like they’re humorous and I’ve by no means accomplished it. So if I do a turkey, I’m going to place these little paper booties on it as a result of one thing about it’s humorous to me. However yeah, I like making the turkey. I like consuming turkey effective. It’s good, but it surely’s not like my primary eats, but it surely looks like a triumph, it looks like, look what I did. 

Elsie: After I was youthful, I used to all the time say like, Thanksgiving meals isn’t good. And I used to be like such a little bit brat, however now that I’m older and I’ve made it, I feel a part of it was like serving to to take part with making it. I do admire it extra. 

Emma: Yeah. Do you might have one which’s your favourite to make? To not eat, however your favourite to make? 

Elsie: Sure, so, the issues I like baking are, you already know, no matter. Choose me if you’d like. So I’ve a gingerbread cookie recipe that’s on the weblog, and I swear to God, it’s one of the best. It’s actually, actually gentle. It’s gentle and chewy. It’s not just like the onerous, crispy ones, that are additionally good, however, I don’t like, not as a lot. These ones are extra like a hybrid the place it’s like the feel of a sugar cookie, however the flavors of a gingerbread cookie.

Emma: And I’ll say it’s heavy on the gingerbread taste. Some gingerbread cookies I’ve had earlier than are type of lighter. 

Elsie: It smells very fragrant. 

Emma: Yeah, the scent is superb and the style could be very sturdy, which I like, however, you already know, only a heads up. 

Elsie: Yeah, they’re enjoyable. After which I like making a Chex combine. I do this yearly. I simply suppose it’s enjoyable. I like making a charcuterie, issues like that. After which the opposite factor I wished to say that I like, I’m making this for Thanksgiving this yr and we did it just lately once we had a celebration for our dad, however I’m going to make oatmeal cookie pictures. So I’ve been engaged on the weblog by way of like, principally each standard shot recipe and so like about half of them are up there now and oatmeal cookie pictures are one in every of they’re like so good for Thanksgiving as a result of they actually do style like an oatmeal cookie. There’s additionally one which’s known as cinnamon toast crunch shot, which I personally suppose that one’s higher, but it surely’s extra cinnamony and my dad thought it was too sturdy. So it’s like, you already know I feel it’s a private choice.

Emma: It has a fireball in it, proper? 

Elsie: Yeah. Oatmeal cookie is unquestionably, like, a really refined, gentle like, everybody would love it. 

Emma: Yeah. And I do suppose a shot is a enjoyable technique to begin a meal. It’s hilarious, proper? Yeah. Properly, it’s humorous and enjoyable, however I additionally really feel like Yeah. Yeah. , I personally, I’m not like a heavy drinker on Thanksgiving.

Elsie: Like I’ve received rather a lot to do and it’s the center of the day and I’m most likely going to get drained anyway from consuming all of the meals. So I really feel like a shot is like type of a great, you already know, you get began and then you definitely’re feeling unfastened and now it’s time to eat some casseroles. Yeah, that’s it. No large deal. Yeah.

Emma: It’s the correct quantity. It’s actually all you want. 

Elsie: It’s true. I agree. However yeah, I like making Emma’s recipes too. Like I discussed those I discussed earlier than, I make these virtually yearly. So it’s enjoyable. I ought to strive a brand new one this yr. 

Emma: I’ll say, so we’re going to speak subsequent about my favourite Thanksgiving dish to eat, and quite a lot of mine are casseroles. And I do like making casseroles. However they’re very monotonous once you’re making like 4 or 5 as a result of it’s type of such as you’re doing the identical factor again and again. 

Elsie: You informed me you have been over the casserole grinder. 

Emma: You’re making a roux, you already know, you’re making a cheese sauce primarily, and also you’re placing stuff in it, and you already know, it’s type of after which there’s a crunchy high. It’s type of a little bit little bit of a method, which is one thing I like about it as a result of to me it’s very comforting. It’s easy. It’s easy. However it’s a little boring once you’re making like 4 or 5 of them directly, you already know. Anyway, a few of my favourite Thanksgiving dishes to eat do occur to be casseroles. A few of my all-time favourite is, it’s on the weblog, but it surely’s my favourite baked macaroni and cheese. I really feel like some individuals don’t consider baked macaroni and cheese as a casserole, it’s. 

Elsie: It’s a ten out of 10.

Emma: And yeah, it’s superb. Very yummy. Tacky, noodles, crunchy high. It’s all the pieces you want. It’s all the pieces you need. That’s truthfully all I’d eat, too, it’s my favourite leftover as nicely. Like, I like warming it up the following day. Find it irresistible. So I like that. My husband’s favourite is inexperienced bean casserole, and I additionally love that. I’ve grown to like it much more through the years. I do make mine with contemporary inexperienced beans. Some individuals don’t like that. Some individuals choose the canned, and that’s cool. However mine is sort of a hybrid. The one on the positioning is type of a, it’s home made, but it surely’s not onerous. Trigger I really feel like some persons are like, Oh, from scratch, inexperienced bean casserole, like, Oh, it’s going to be actually onerous. And it’s like, it’s not onerous. It’s actually fairly tremendous simple, however I do just like the contemporary inexperienced beans. I feel it provides it a distinct texture. And I feel it provides it a barely more energizing, higher, for my part, taste. 

Elsie: I fully agree. I’ve had it quite a lot of instances and it’s higher for me. No, identical to not as soggy. So yeah, strive that if in case you have texture points with the inexperienced beans or no matter, I feel inexperienced bean casserole is so scrumptious. It’s one in every of my favourite ones, however yours is like an additional good recipe. 

Emma: Yeah. And that one makes nice leftovers as nicely. Casseroles usually me are nice leftovers, which is why they’re so nice to love, I like them for Thanksgiving. And that’s what we’re speaking about as we speak, however I additionally suppose they’re very nice if like somebody’s sick or somebody has a child, it’s a pleasant factor to deliver over as a result of you may rewarm it for days on finish and it’s scrumptious, and it’s comforting. A few new ones that I placed on the positioning this yr, so I’ve quite a few stuffing recipes and a few individuals name this dressing. I feel it’s type of a regional factor. My mother-in-law all the time calls it dressing and I’m all the time like, what? It all the time takes me a second. After which I’m like, Oh, stuffing. Trigger I simply name it stuffing. That’s simply, that I feel from the field of stovetop stuffing is a part of it. It’s like rising up, we had quite a lot of field range high stuffing. So to me, it’s stuffing and also you stuff the fowl with it, however you would additionally simply make it in a pan, which is normally what I do. The one which I’ve placed on the positioning this yr is my primary basic catch-all. I wouldn’t actually name it primary as a result of it’s fairly fancy. Nevertheless it’s very right down to earth. There’s nothing bizarre about it. There’s no substances that your uncle’s gonna be like, What? Why would you set this in it? It’s very, like, easy. Nevertheless it principally has a ton of contemporary herbs in it. And it makes your own home scent unbelievable once you’re baking it, you can be like, my home smells unbelievable proper now. It smells like one of the best candle I’ve ever lit. That’s what the stuffing smells like. And it’s scrumptious. And you should utilize all kinds of various breads in it. I like to recommend utilizing at the very least two differing kinds simply to have some completely different textures and completely different flavors. And my primary tip with it’s to purchase that day-old bread that they’ve on the retailer. You understand how they’ll have it marked down and it’s like in a little bit type of typically a bin or one thing. So it’s like outdated bread. Purchase that since you truly type of want stale bread for actually good stuffing. So in case your bread is model new, contemporary, then you definitely’re going to want to chop it up the evening earlier than and type of set it out since you want it to be stale so it will possibly take in. It’s a bread pudding. That’s what stuffing is, it’s a savory bread pudding. So that you need it to soak up the eggs and butter and milk that’s in it. After which one other dish that’s actually, actually good and I really feel like It has a bizarre identify, however most individuals name it, I name it funeral potatoes. Some individuals name it tacky potatoes. I feel some individuals simply, it makes them unhappy to name a vacation dish funeral potatoes, however it’s a widespread factor that folks will make for funeral lunches.

Elsie: It’s type of a church casserole. 

Emma: It’s a church casserole. Yeah. In order that’s, I feel the place the identify comes from, but it surely’s primarily tacky potatoes and you utilize cornflakes on high, which to me is so midwest, so like grandma’s cooking, prefer it simply, it jogs my memory a lot of church, of my nice grandma Lula, and it’s scrumptious. And in addition, bonus, you now have a field of cornflakes in your own home. And I personally love consuming cornflakes, so you might have further cornflakes round that you just get to eat. I by no means purchase breakfast cereal trigger I simply eat it on a regular basis. So if I’ve an excuse for a recipe and there’s like leftovers, it’s type of good. 

Elsie: Good. That’s enjoyable. Yeah, I like these potatoes. I’m glad that you just did the casseroles on the weblog, however yeah, I might see how they’d be quite a lot of the identical. 

Emma: It’s type of an analogous method as you’re making them.

Elsie: My favourite Thanksgiving dish to eat is for certain stuffing. Like stuffing is all the pieces with gravy. I even have gravy on each single factor as a result of it’s type of identical to the way it’s accomplished. Yeah, I feel stuffing’s my favourite. I can’t consider anything that’s like as important as that. 

Emma: I do love mashed potatoes. On our web site, we’ve a crockpot mashed potatoes as a result of I wish to type of discover methods to present myself a break additionally I do have a double oven and I’ve a stovetop that has like six burners or no 5 it has 5 burners and I nonetheless really feel like at Thanksgiving issues can get type of full so it’s type of good to have some recipes that you would be able to make in like a gradual cooker or a crockpot. I name it a crock pot. Some individuals name it a gradual cooker simply because typically you don’t have house anymore. So yeah, that one’s on the aspect, however I do love mashed potatoes with plenty of butter and garlic in them. And it’s one other, one other vessel for gravy. It’s scrumptious. 

Elsie: Yeah. I like it. Okay. Do you might have a favourite Thanksgiving dessert? 

Emma: Yeah. So we talked concerning the pumpkin marble cheesecake pie. I don’t even bear in mind what it’s known as on there. I feel it’s known as a slab pie. In order that one’s actually good. I do love this. It’s like a no-bake caramel apple cheesecake. It’s actually good. And there’s only a caramel apple cheesecake type of bake. I’ve each of these on the positioning and so they’re each actually good. Generally I type of like a no-bake although as a result of it’s like chilly and when you simply ate a sizzling meal, it’s identical to a distinct temperature. It’s simply one thing completely different. I don’t know. It’s enjoyable. So yeah. I additionally go loopy, as you may inform by my enthusiasm for All these carby casseroles. So I’m normally fairly full. So I do love cookies as identical to, have them round, and then you definitely don’t really feel like it’s a must to eat all of them that day and so they’re simply leftovers. We now have 1 million cookies and I do really feel like Christmas cookies are as welcomed at my Thanksgiving desk as they’re at Christmas time as a result of simply festive. 

Elsie: Yeah, I fully agree. Okay, so Lara simply made an apple tart on our weblog and I need to hyperlink that recipe as a result of it appears to be like actually enjoyable to make. It’s one of many, like, the place you may see, like, all of the layers of apples on the highest. So yeah, I undoubtedly need to make that this yr. However yeah, I feel I’m with you. I feel I’d, like, virtually slightly have cookies. And clearly, like, I’ve to have the pumpkin pie as a result of that’s a very powerful recipe.

Emma: Yeah, and typically I wish to have like a cup of espresso if we’ve had lunch, not if it’s dinnertime, but when it’s such as you had lunch as a result of I do get actually drained after you eat quite a lot of meals. So a cup of espresso or an espresso martini and even higher an affogato, it’s like ice cream and espresso. These are good issues to supply after an enormous lunch like that, particularly if persons are going to be driving a distance dwelling, they may contemplate seeing in the event that they want any espresso or espresso drinks.

Elsie: Yeah. Good. What’s your favourite factor to do after dinner? After, I feel watch a film, cozy film time. 

Emma: Identical. I really feel like one yr we watched Elf as a household, after which after the youngsters went to mattress, we watched Love Really, which is basically enjoyable and type of humorous with our mother and father as a result of there’s like, type of some scenes the place you’re like, Oh, yeah. Just like the couple who’s like making a porno. They’re like porno stand-ins. 

Elsie: They will deal with it. They will deal with it. 

Emma: They will deal with it. Yeah, it’s true. It’s simply humorous. 

Elsie: Love Really is so cute. 

Emma: It’s very cute. 

Elsie: Yeah, I undoubtedly have to look at that yearly. Yeah, I feel this yr I actually need to embellish gingerbread cookies and I actually need to watch a Christmas film or perhaps two. That sounds good.

Emma: Yeah, and I feel one yr we did a puzzle. However I really feel like a film’s the best way to go as a result of typically you’re type of spent. 

Elsie: Oh, yeah. Do you bear in mind once we watched Mary Poppins? 

Emma: Oh, yeah. 

Elsie: That was cute. 

Emma: That’s type of our mother’s film. She’s like, Mary Poppins. 

Elsie: Sure. Find it irresistible. 

Emma: And I’ll inform you what I don’t like doing after dinner, dishes. The worst a part of Thanksgiving. All of the dishes. Yeah. It’s just like the someday a yr I’m like, I perceive individuals with the 2 dishwashers. I actually want I had two dishwashers proper now, however I don’t at my home, however like, oh, this may be the day. 

Elsie: Yeah, it undoubtedly would. That’s humorous. Oh my gosh. Enjoyable, enjoyable, enjoyable. Okay, nicely, I’m very excited for Thanksgiving. I feel that is going to be our greatest Thanksgiving ever, and we hope that each one of you might have a beautiful Thanksgiving make one in every of our recipes and ship us an image on Instagram as a result of we need to see it. 

Emma: Please do. I’d like to see it. Okay, now we’re gonna do a Sparks Pleasure, the place we simply discuss one thing that’s been sparking pleasure for us currently. So mine is, I had pre-ordered this e book, and it’s all the time a delight once you pre-order one thing after which it comes within the mail, and for me, perhaps I’m a scatterbrained particular person, I don’t know, however I normally neglect that I pre-ordered one thing and I don’t even bear in mind what day it’s going to come back. In my thoughts, I’m like, I did it as a result of I pre-ordered it. So I’m like, it’s coming, I don’t have to consider that anymore. So then it’s like a shock. 

Elsie: I like pre-ordering. 

Emma: It’s like a shock present to myself sooner or later. Anyway, I pre-ordered Dolly Parton’s new, it’s like a espresso desk e book. It’s known as Behind the Seams. I haven’t learn the entire thing but. It does have quite a lot of writing, tales from her childhood, and tales from performing through the years from her enormous profession. Nevertheless it additionally has 1 million photographs of her costumes wigs and make-up through the years. There’s an entire web page that has the wigs on like model heads and it’s simply actually stunning. It’s such an ideal espresso desk e book as a result of I don’t know anybody who doesn’t at the very least considerably find out about Dolly Parton, even when you’re not an enormous fan. It’s like, she’s an icon. However her outfits are simply so cool, and so inspiring, and so a lot of them have handmade parts, I’m not a lot of a seamstress, however I undoubtedly through the years have sewn many bejeweled issues and glued on all kinds of rhinestones and no matter else, particularly in highschool, so it’s actually enjoyable to see all of them, and he or she’s additionally simply a kind of performers, too, the place her outfits are fairly wild, and he or she has, like, completely different variations of, like, the coat of many colours, like, you see the unique one, and then you definitely see them through the years, and so it’s a very enjoyable e book. And it got here within the mail and I’ve simply been type of obsessive about it. 

Elsie: Cute. Oh my gosh. That’s lovely. Okay. Mine is so foolish. So do you bear in mind the moose glasses from the, is it Nationwide Lampoon Christmas Trip? It’s such as you maintain it by the ears. So I received these glasses. I’ll hyperlink them within the present notes. I simply suppose they’re so iconic. I went forwards and backwards as a result of truthfully, like I don’t want them. Nobody wants them. You don’t want them. Nobody wants them. Nevertheless it’s simply cute and enjoyable and joyful. And this time of yr, I make quite a lot of house in my finances, my mind, my home, and all the pieces for like stuff that’s identical to vacation joyful, you already know? So anyway, I received the glasses and I feel that they’re a great eggnog glass. Do you want spiked eggnog? 

Emma: Oh yeah. 

Elsie: I prefer it too. I do know it’s like a like it or hate it. 

Emma: Love an eggnog latte. Throughout the day, you already know? 

Elsie: Yeah, that’s true. I suppose not spiked eggnog can also be actually good. I don’t suppose I’ve given it to the youngsters, so I’m going to strive that. Yeah, I feel that they’re cute, they’re humorous, they’re iconic, you already know, from a film, and it simply, like, brings me a lot pleasure.

Emma: That’s cute. Find it irresistible. Okay, now it’s time for one of the best a part of the present, a joke, a reality, or a meditation with Nova. 

Elsie: Hey Nova, what do you might have for us this week? 

Nova: Two jokes. Why did the turkey cross the highway? 

Elsie: Why? 

Nova: He didn’t need individuals to suppose he was a rooster. 

Elsie: Ah! I like that joke. 

Nova: Right here’s my subsequent one. In the event you name a turkey a gobbler, what do you name a little bit turkey? 

Elsie: What would you name the little turkey? 

Nova: A goblet. 

Elsie: Oh, that’s so cute! Alright, have a great week, everybody! 

Nova: Have a great week!

Emma: Everybody is aware of that’s one of the best half. Thanks a lot for listening. In case you have any questions or podcast concepts, please electronic mail us. You are able to do that at podcast@abeautifulmess.com or you may name our voicemail at 417-893-0011. We’ll be again subsequent week and we’re doing a consolation rewatch of one in every of our favourite Christmas films of all time, the unique Dwelling Alone.


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