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 guide 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 every little thing 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 at all times inform from family and friends members after they learn my weblog or not as a result of in the event that they’re making an attempt to explain to me the best way to make nearly 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 really like to listen to different folks’s recipes. It’s not that. It’s identical to, you already know, in the event that they’re like, Oh, for those who’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 bounce in, I believed this could be an excellent time so that you can give an replace in your guide 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 bought to say, ’trigger I don’t really feel like I’ve bought to speak about it on the podcast since I did the particular bonus episode. However yeah, and for those who didn’t hear that particular bonus episode, return trigger it got here out sort of in between. It wasn’t an everyday Monday episode. However I feel for those who’re subscribed, it might have simply popped up for you, however for those who’re not subscribed and also you missed it, return as a result of I speak about my guide, however I additionally learn chapter one. So that you get sort of a bit freebie, a bit teaser into the guide for those who’re . Anyway, it was so enjoyable to launch that guide. And folks had 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 taking a look at folks’s feedback and like writing again to them or hearting them or no matter, you already know, and I bought 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 folks write me feedback or ship me emails as they’ve obtained the guide, as they completed the guide and telling me what they thought and I’ve bought a bunch of very nice Amazon critiques too, and from lots of people that I don’t know, like, not like pals, which I respect when pals do it too, however when it’s like somebody you don’t know, and there was this one evaluation, 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 really actually deeply appreciated this evaluation, however basically, I’m paraphrasing. They mentioned, I wasn’t anticipating a lot, this can be a new author, however it was really actually good. And it was identical to a very nice evaluation the place they’re like, I actually loved this guide and I didn’t assume it was essentially going to be excellent. It’s like, wow, that is fairly the evaluation, and thanks. And I’m glad you preferred it. You understand, it makes me so completely happy to consider folks having fun with the guide as a result of that’s what I wish to write for. I’ve loved so many books. Books have been such a consolation and leisure and an escape for me all by my life since I used to be in center faculty. So the concept of attending to be part of that in folks’s lives means really the world to me. And I’ve additionally had various folks write me and be like, I’m a librarian and we’re positively 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 meaning 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 really like libraries. So yeah, realizing 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 effectively over 500 at this level. I don’t actually have loads of expectations, to be trustworthy with you. Like, I didn’t actually have loads of targets apart from do it. So for me, I’m like, all of that is gravy and icing, however I used to be stunned what number of I offered and the way many individuals learn it and the way rapidly they learn it. And I don’t know, possibly I shouldn’t have been stunned. I don’t know, however it seems like folks actually bought it and that was actually enjoyable and actually encouraging.

Elsie: Good. So yeah, for those who’ve learn the guide Shamelessly Aldous requests please depart for an Amazon evaluation. 

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

Elsie: Yeah, I feel we now have good karma as a result of we now have been review-bombed prior to now. Yeah, the place folks depart imply critiques to harm you not essentially having learn your guide. And so, yeah, when folks do the alternative of that when folks depart good critiques to help, it’s so significant and great, and yeah, so when you’ve got a minute, do depart a evaluation 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 critiques on there.

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

Emma: Yeah. So it’s been a blast. And it’s been so much. Yeah. I’m excited to put in writing extra. I don’t actually have any information to share. And I’m nonetheless making an attempt to determine the audio model. I’ve gotten a 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. Nicely, I’m glad you bought to have fun 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 are able to persuade you to make one in all our recipes. I actually, have achieved Thanksgiving in Tennessee. We largely stayed in Tennessee for Thanksgiving for the previous eight years. And so I did like loads of Thanksgivings the place I did every little thing and I used all of Emma’s recipes each time and Dealer Joe’s stuff. 

Emma: Yeah, you possibly can’t make all of it. I imply, you possibly can, however it’s loads of work. 

Elsie: However I at all times did, we’ll speak about them, however there’s stuffing meatballs after which there’s like this marbled pie that’s like sort 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 right 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 wonderful. So we’ll do a reasonably large possibly we’ll like a hyperlink to 1 massive Thanksgiving recipe. Yeah, we now have 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 sort 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 had been simply speaking about doing it on Friday as an alternative of Thursday, simply in order that we now have extra time to take pleasure in and savor it and never make it really feel rushed or cramped or something. So yeah, I simply wish to have like a baking marathon and watch the flicks 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 assume that sounds so magical and enjoyable. 

Emma: Yeah. I’m very excited to prepare dinner. And I really, love internet hosting, however I largely love cooking, so it’s the right combine for me. I’m simply going to deliver my stuff over to Elsie’s and heat it up a 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 greatest. What can I say? Yeah. And then you definately’re having Jeremy’s household, your in-laws on Thanksgiving. I feel mine’s going to finish up being on Saturday. So I’ll have our household’s Thanksgiving Friday after which there’s on Saturday. So it at all times sort of finally ends up being barely completely different every year. I really feel prefer it’s identical to no matter matches everyone’s schedule. Which I like. 

Elsie: I like that. I positively assume it’s higher to love, give every its day. With the intention to take pleasure in it extra. And never be like, all full and bizarre. 

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 you can get to spend time with household, you already know, extra and typically you possibly can’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 select like what you’re doing. So lots of people are in that boat and that’s nice too. I feel you possibly can have enjoyable with simply your fast household, however yeah, holidays are for household. Don’t care a lot about what day it’s or no matter, you already know, for those who make every little thing from scratch, no matter I like cooking for those who don’t. Do it your personal manner. It’s for household. 

Elsie: Excellent. Yeah, no, I fully agree. Okay, so let’s speak about our favourite Thanksgiving reminiscence. I feel I’ve one. So, when Nova was age three, we bought this pack of like, little paper leaves and let her write all of the issues. I imply we had been writing them however she was saying the issues that she was grateful for and it was just about like each individual we knew after which you already know all of her little like TV exhibits and like one in all them mentioned China, they only mentioned like sort 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 record it. 

Elsie: Yeah, I stored them, and I really feel like I wish to at all times try this, so we’ll need to 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 might be something. It’s in all probability not household. 

Emma: No, I don’t assume I’ll make the record, however that’s okay. Oh, I additionally was occupied with childhood, trigger I really feel like you’ve got 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, after we had been actually little, we might go over to our nice aunt Ina’s home who lived subsequent door, subsequent door neighbors with our grandma. They had been sisters and subsequent door and so they had married brothers, very random, small city. It’s wonderful, yeah. However anyway, our grandaunt Ina was a tremendous prepare dinner. She beloved cooking. And her home was additionally identical to very grandma-fancy to me. As a bit child, I perceived it as very fancy, you already know, only a cool home, as I idolized it a bit. And, however the principle factor is trigger I used to be a child so, you already know, if you’re a child, you actually don’t respect 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 keep in mind that honey butter. 

Elsie: Honey butter is such an important Thanksgiving recipe. 

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

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

Emma: That’s so cute. I find it irresistible. 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 loads of the meals are very conventional like we make loads of the identical issues yearly.

Emma: And I’ll say we haven’t achieved this like yearly, however the years we do it, it stands out to me like loads of instances we’ll purchase like a kind of kits of like a gingerbread home that the children can put collectively and it’s not essentially tasty and it doesn’t essentially at all times end up, however it’s like enjoyable. It’s enjoyable too, it’s like sort of pre-made. 

Elsie: Tastes like ass appears like shit, however it’s a enjoyable exercise. 

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

Elsie: I agree with that. It’s very, very joyful. I used to be considering this yr possibly we may embellish cookies. 

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

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

Emma: Oscar will in all probability simply eat all of the sprinkles, however it’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 way in which it appears. It seems like a triumph. Yeah! It seems like a cooking triumph. Like yearly that I’ve achieved 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 really 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 if you pull it out of the oven and then you definately 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 sort of wished to do that, that is so random, however you should buy these little papers they sort of seem like a bizarre chef’s hat and you place them on the top of the turkey legs. I’ve by no means purchased these earlier than. I’m certain you might make them too. I simply really feel like they’re humorous and I’ve by no means achieved 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 superb. It’s good, however it’s not like my primary eats, however it seems like a triumph, it seems like, look what I did. 

Elsie: After I was youthful, I used to at all times say like, Thanksgiving meals isn’t good. And I used to be like such a 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 respect it extra. 

Emma: Yeah. Do you’ve got 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 need. So I’ve a gingerbread cookie recipe that’s on the weblog, and I swear to God, it’s the very best. It’s actually, actually smooth. It’s smooth 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 sort of lighter. 

Elsie: It smells very fragrant. 

Emma: Yeah, the odor is wonderful and the style could be very robust, 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 try this yearly. I simply assume it’s enjoyable. I like making a charcuterie, issues like that. After which the opposite factor I wished to say that I really like, I’m making this for Thanksgiving this yr and we did it not too long ago after we had a birthday celebration for our dad, however I’m going to make oatmeal cookie pictures. So I’ve been engaged on the weblog by like, mainly each standard shot recipe and so like about half of them are up there now and oatmeal cookie pictures are one in all they’re like so excellent for Thanksgiving as a result of they actually do style like an oatmeal cookie. There’s additionally one which’s referred to as cinnamon toast crunch shot, which I personally assume that one’s higher, however it’s extra cinnamony and my dad thought it was too robust. 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 delicate, gentle like, everybody would really like it. 

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

Elsie: Like I’ve bought so much to do and it’s the center of the day and I’m in all probability going to get drained anyway from consuming all of the meals. So I really feel like a shot is like sort of an excellent, you already know, you get began and then you definately’re feeling free and now it’s time to eat some casseroles. Yeah, that’s it. No massive 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 nearly yearly. So it’s enjoyable. I ought to attempt 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 loads of mine are casseroles. And I do like making casseroles. However they’re very monotonous if you’re making like 4 or 5 as a result of it’s sort of such as you’re doing the identical factor time and again. 

Elsie: You advised me you had been over the casserole grinder. 

Emma: You’re making a roux, you already know, you’re making a cheese sauce basically, and also you’re placing stuff in it, and you already know, it’s sort of after which there’s a crunchy prime. It’s sort of a bit little bit of a system, 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 if 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, however it’s my favourite baked macaroni and cheese. I really feel like some folks 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 excellent. Very yummy. Tacky, noodles, crunchy prime. It’s every little thing you want. It’s every little thing you need. That’s actually all I’d eat, too, it’s my favourite leftover as effectively. Like, I really like warming it up the subsequent day. Like it. So I really like that. My husband’s favourite is inexperienced bean casserole, and I additionally love that. I’ve grown to find it irresistible much more over time. I do make mine with recent inexperienced beans. Some folks don’t like that. Some folks choose the canned, and that’s cool. However mine is sort of a hybrid. The one on the positioning is sort of a, it’s selfmade, however it’s not onerous. Trigger I really feel like some individuals 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 straightforward, however I do just like the recent inexperienced beans. I feel it provides it a unique texture. And I feel it provides it a barely brisker, higher, in my view, taste. 

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

Emma: Yeah. And that one makes nice leftovers as effectively. Casseroles typically me are nice leftovers, which is why they’re so nice to love, I really like them for Thanksgiving. And that’s what we’re speaking about at this time, however I additionally assume 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 possibly can 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 various stuffing recipes and a few folks name this dressing. I feel it’s sort of a regional factor. My mother-in-law at all times calls it dressing and I’m at all times like, what? It at all times 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 loads of field range prime stuffing. So to me, it’s stuffing and also you stuff the hen with it, however you might additionally simply make it in a pan, which is often what I do. The one which I’ve placed on the positioning this yr is my fundamental basic catch-all. I wouldn’t actually name it fundamental 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 place this in it? It’s very, like, easy. Nevertheless it mainly has a ton of recent herbs in it. And it makes your own home odor unbelievable if you’re baking it, you may be like, my home smells unbelievable proper now. It smells like the very 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 a minimum of 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 bit sort of typically a bin or one thing. So it’s like outdated bread. Purchase that since you really sort of want stale bread for actually good stuffing. So in case your bread is model new, recent, then you definately’re going to want to chop it up the evening earlier than and sort of set it out since you want it to be stale so it could soak up. 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 folks name it tacky potatoes. I feel some folks simply, it makes them unhappy to name a vacation dish funeral potatoes, however it’s a frequent factor that folks will make for funeral lunches.

Elsie: It’s sort of a church casserole. 

Emma: It’s a church casserole. Yeah. In order that’s, I feel the place the identify comes from, however it’s basically tacky potatoes and you employ cornflakes on prime, 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 likewise, bonus, you now have a field of cornflakes in your own home. And I personally love consuming cornflakes, so you’ve got further cornflakes round that you simply 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 sort of good. 

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

Emma: It’s sort of an analogous system as you’re making them.

Elsie: My favourite Thanksgiving dish to eat is for certain stuffing. Like stuffing is every little thing with gravy. I even have gravy on each single factor as a result of it’s sort of identical to the way it’s achieved. 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 website, we now have a crockpot mashed potatoes as a result of I wish to sort 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 sort of full so it’s sort of good to have some recipes you can make in like a sluggish cooker or a crockpot. I name it a crock pot. Some folks name it a sluggish 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 find it irresistible. Okay. Do you’ve got a favourite Thanksgiving dessert? 

Emma: Yeah. So we talked in regards to the pumpkin marble cheesecake pie. I don’t even bear in mind what it’s referred to as on there. I feel it’s referred to 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 sort of bake. I’ve each of these on the positioning and so they’re each actually good. Typically I sort of like a no-bake although as a result of it’s like chilly and for those who simply ate a scorching meal, it’s identical to a unique temperature. It’s simply one thing completely different. I don’t know. It’s enjoyable. So yeah. I additionally go loopy, as you possibly can inform by my enthusiasm for All these carby casseroles. So I’m often fairly full. So I do love cookies as identical to, have them round, and then you definately don’t really feel like you need to eat all of them that day and so they’re simply leftovers. We’ve got 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 wish to hyperlink that recipe as a result of it appears actually enjoyable to make. It’s one of many, like, the place you possibly can see, like, all of the layers of apples on the highest. So yeah, I positively wish to make that this yr. However yeah, I feel I’m with you. I feel I’d, like, nearly quite 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 loads 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 individuals are going to be driving a distance dwelling, they may take into account 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 children went to mattress, we watched Love Really, which is de facto enjoyable and sort of humorous with our dad and mom as a result of there’s like, sort 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’ll deal with it. They’ll deal with it. 

Emma: They’ll 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 positively have to observe that yearly. Yeah, I feel this yr I actually wish to embellish gingerbread cookies and I actually wish to watch a Christmas film or possibly two. That sounds excellent.

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

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

Emma: Oh, yeah. 

Elsie: That was cute. 

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

Elsie: Sure. Like it. 

Emma: And I’ll let you know 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 sooner or later a yr I’m like, I perceive folks with the 2 dishwashers. I actually want I had two dishwashers proper now, however I don’t at my home, however like, oh, this could be the day. 

Elsie: Yeah, it positively would. That’s humorous. Oh my gosh. Enjoyable, enjoyable, enjoyable. Okay, effectively, 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’ve got a beautiful Thanksgiving make one in all our recipes and ship us an image on Instagram as a result of we wish 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 speak about one thing that’s been sparking pleasure for us currently. So mine is, I had pre-ordered this guide, and it’s at all times a delight if you pre-order one thing after which it comes within the mail, and for me, possibly I’m a scatterbrained individual, I don’t know, however I often 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 really like pre-ordering. 

Emma: It’s like a shock reward to myself sooner or later. Anyway, I pre-ordered Dolly Parton’s new, it’s like a espresso desk guide. It’s referred to as Behind the Seams. I haven’t learn the entire thing but. It does have loads of writing, tales from her childhood, and tales from performing over time from her enormous profession. Nevertheless it additionally has 1 million images of her costumes wigs and make-up over time. There’s an entire web page that has the wigs on like model heads and it’s simply actually lovely. It’s such an ideal espresso desk guide as a result of I don’t know anybody who doesn’t a minimum of considerably learn about Dolly Parton, even for those who’re not an enormous fan. It’s like, she’s an icon. However her outfits are simply so cool, and so inspiring, and so lots of them have handmade parts, I’m not a lot of a seamstress, however I positively over time 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 definately see them over time, and so it’s a extremely enjoyable guide. And it got here within the mail and I’ve simply been sort of obsessive about it. 

Elsie: Cute. Oh my gosh. That’s lovable. 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 bought these glasses. I’ll hyperlink them within the present notes. I simply assume they’re so iconic. I went backwards and forwards as a result of actually, 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 loads of house in my price range, my mind, my home, and every little thing for like stuff that’s identical to vacation joyful, you already know? So anyway, I bought the glasses and I feel that they’re an excellent eggnog glass. Do you want spiked eggnog? 

Emma: Oh yeah. 

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

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

Elsie: Yeah, that’s true. I assume not spiked eggnog can be actually good. I don’t assume I’ve given it to the children, so I’m going to attempt 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. Like it. Okay, now it’s time for the very best a part of the present, a joke, a truth, or a meditation with Nova. 

Elsie: Hey Nova, what do you’ve got for us this week? 

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

Elsie: Why? 

Nova: He didn’t need folks to assume he was a hen. 

Elsie: Ah! I really like that joke. 

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

Elsie: What would you name the little turkey? 

Nova: A goblet. 

Elsie: Oh, that’s so cute! Alright, have an excellent week, everybody! 

Nova: Have an excellent week!

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

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