Episode #210: Thanksgiving Favorites – A Stunning Mess

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By Calvin S. Nelson

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 12 months:

Having it at Elsie’s and cooking with their mother

Favourite Thanksgiving Reminiscence:

Elsie – When Nova was 3 they usually wrote on leaves the whole lot 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 beautify 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 Stunning Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation pay attention. 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 find out how to make virtually any casserole, I’m like, oh, you don’t learn my weblog. And I don’t care. It doesn’t trouble 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 individuals’s recipes. It’s not that. It’s identical to, you understand, in the event that they’re like, Oh, in case you’ve by no means made this earlier than, and I’m like, Oh, I’ve many occasions I’ve examined that one many occasions 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 could be a great 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 in case you didn’t hear that particular bonus episode, return trigger it got here out form of in between. It wasn’t an everyday Monday episode. However I feel in case you’re subscribed, it will have simply popped up for you, however in case you’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 form of somewhat freebie, somewhat teaser into the guide in case you’re . Anyway, it was so enjoyable to launch that guide. And other people had been so, so good. And it was identical to a type of days the place I spent manner an excessive amount of time on my telephone, simply taking a look at individuals’s feedback and like writing again to them or hearting them or no matter, you understand, and I bought so many feedback on our weblog and other people wrote me emails and it was simply actually, actually candy. And since then I’ve had a number of individuals 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 admire 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 primarily, I’m paraphrasing. They stated, I wasn’t anticipating a lot, it is 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 suppose it was essentially going to be superb. It’s like, wow, that is fairly the evaluation, and thanks. And I’m glad you appreciated it. You recognize, it makes me so comfortable to consider individuals 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 means of my life since I used to be in center college. So the thought of attending to be part of that in individuals’s lives means really the world to me. And I’ve additionally had quite a lot of individuals write me and be like, I’m a librarian and we’re undoubtedly going to have it at our library. Like simply, you understand. 

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 really 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 bought properly over 500 at this level. I don’t actually have numerous expectations, to be trustworthy with you. Like, I didn’t actually have numerous objectives aside 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 bought and the way many individuals learn it and the way shortly they learn it. And I don’t know, possibly I shouldn’t have been stunned. I don’t know, however it looks like individuals actually bought it and that was actually enjoyable and actually encouraging.

Elsie: Good. So yeah, in case you’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 individuals depart imply critiques to harm you not essentially having learn your guide. And so, yeah, when individuals do the alternative of that when individuals depart good critiques to help, it’s so significant and great, and yeah, so in case you have a minute, do depart a evaluation on there. I feel that it makes a distinction, and it’s necessary. 

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 happy with that reality. 

Emma: Yeah. So it’s been a blast. And it’s been lots. 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 somewhat derailed. It’s a busy time of 12 months, however I’m nonetheless on it and it’s nonetheless coming and I nonetheless don’t know when, however it would. 

Elsie: Good. Effectively, I’m glad you bought to have fun and I’m so happy 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 among our recipes. I truthfully, have achieved Thanksgiving in Tennessee. We principally stayed in Tennessee for Thanksgiving for the previous eight years. And so I did like numerous Thanksgivings the place I did the whole lot and I used all of Emma’s recipes each time and Dealer Joe’s stuff. 

Emma: Yeah, you’ll be able to’t make all of it. I imply, you’ll be able to, however it’s numerous work. 

Elsie: However I all the time did, we’ll speak about them, however there’s stuffing meatballs after which there’s like this marbled pie that’s like form 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 reasonably large possibly we’ll like a hyperlink to at least one 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 12 months. So it is a very, very particular 12 months for me as a result of it’s our first 12 months that we’ve moved again and we’re internet hosting and It’s form of the primary 12 months 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 after all. 

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 films in my kitchen like two to 4 Christmas films in a row, and identical to make, you understand, a pair pies and a few sides. And I simply suppose that sounds so magical and enjoyable. 

Emma: Yeah. I’m very excited to cook dinner. And I really, love internet hosting, however I principally love cooking, so it’s the proper combine for me. I’m simply going to carry my stuff over to Elsie’s and heat it up somewhat or no matter, and we’re going to have it over right here. And I’m positive 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 you then’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 form of finally ends up being barely completely different annually. I really feel prefer it’s identical to no matter suits everyone’s schedule. Which I like. 

Elsie: I like that. I undoubtedly suppose it’s higher to love, give every its day. So as 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 you could get to spend time with household, you understand, extra and typically you’ll be able to’t, typically it’s such as you’re going to be, you understand, 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’ll be able to 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 understand, in case you make the whole lot from scratch, no matter I like cooking in case you don’t. Do it your personal manner. It’s for household. 

Elsie: Good. Yeah, no, I utterly 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 understand all of her little like TV reveals and like one among them stated China, they simply stated like form 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 simply listing it. 

Elsie: Yeah, I saved them, and I really feel like I wish to all the time try this, so we’ll need to do it this 12 months with Oscar, who’s now two years previous. 

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 suppose I’ll make the listing, however that’s okay. Oh, I additionally was fascinated with childhood, trigger I really feel like you could have so many issues from Halloween and Christmas, particularly Christmas. That’s like an enormous, you understand, you bear in mind Christmas a lot, however I’ll say we used to, once 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 they usually had married brothers, very random, small city. It’s superb, yeah. However anyway, our grandaunt Ina was an incredible cook dinner. She liked cooking. And her home was additionally identical to very grandma-fancy to me. As somewhat child, I perceived it as very fancy, you understand, only a cool home, as I idolized it somewhat. And, however the principle factor is trigger I used to be a child so, you understand, while 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 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 individuals 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 adore 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 numerous the meals are very conventional like we make numerous the identical issues yearly.

Emma: And I’ll say we haven’t achieved this like yearly, however the years we do it, it stands proud to me like numerous occasions we’ll purchase like a type 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, however it’s like enjoyable. It’s enjoyable too, it’s like form of pre-made. 

Elsie: Tastes like ass seems to be 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 understand, trigger you’re already cooking a lot. And I really feel like that’s like a very enjoyable, I don’t know, we’ve achieved that fairly a couple of occasions and it’s enjoyable. It’s cute. 

Elsie: I agree with that. It’s very, very joyful. I used to be pondering this 12 months possibly we may beautify cookies. 

Emma: Yeah, that’d be enjoyable. I identical to adorning with children as a result of it’s such a unique exercise than while 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, it’s important to choose issues that work for them that they might help with. However there are many issues that children 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 best way it seems to be. It looks like a triumph. Yeah! It looks 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 types of issues. However I do really feel like while you pull it out of the oven and you then put the garnishes round it. If I do one this 12 months, which I don’t actually know if I’m going to for positive. By the point you hear this, I’ll know.

Elsie: Possibly like a small little mini one. 

Emma: I form of needed to do that, that is so random, however you should buy these little papers they form of appear like a bizarre chef’s hat and you set them on the top of the turkey legs. I’ve by no means purchased these earlier than. I’m positive you possibly can 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 tremendous. It’s good, however it’s not like my primary eats, however it looks like a triumph, it looks like, look what I did. 

Elsie: Once I was youthful, I used to all the time say like, Thanksgiving meals isn’t good. And I used to be like such somewhat 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 could 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 understand, no matter. Choose me if you would 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 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 form 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 understand, only a heads up. 

Elsie: Yeah, they’re enjoyable. After which I like making a Chex combine. I try this yearly. I simply suppose it’s enjoyable. I like making a charcuterie, issues like that. After which the opposite factor I needed to say that I really like, I’m making this for Thanksgiving this 12 months and we did it just lately once we had a birthday celebration for our dad, however I’m going to make oatmeal cookie photographs. So I’ve been engaged on the weblog by means of like, principally each widespread shot recipe and so like about half of them are up there now and oatmeal cookie photographs are one among 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 known as cinnamon toast crunch shot, which I personally suppose that one’s higher, however it’s extra cinnamony and my dad thought it was too sturdy. So it’s like, you understand I feel it’s a private desire.

Emma: It has a fireball in it, proper? 

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

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

Elsie: Like I’ve bought lots 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 form of a great, you understand, you get began and you then’re feeling unfastened and now it’s time to eat some casseroles. Yeah, that’s it. No massive deal. Yeah.

Emma: It’s the correct amount. 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 attempt a brand new one this 12 months. 

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

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

Emma: You’re making a roux, you understand, you’re making a cheese sauce primarily, and also you’re placing stuff in it, and you understand, it’s form of after which there’s a crunchy high. It’s form of somewhat little bit of a formulation, which is one thing I like about it as a result of to me it’s very comforting. It’s easy. It’s simple. However it’s a little boring while you’re making like 4 or 5 of them directly, you understand. 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 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 the whole lot you want. It’s the whole lot you need. That’s truthfully all I’d eat, too, it’s my favourite leftover as properly. 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 adore it much more over time. I do make mine with contemporary inexperienced beans. Some individuals don’t like that. Some individuals desire the canned, and that’s cool. However mine is sort of a hybrid. The one on the positioning is form of a, it’s home made, 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 simple, however I do just like the contemporary inexperienced beans. I feel it offers it a unique texture. And I feel it offers it a barely brisker, higher, for my part, taste. 

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

Emma: Yeah. And that one makes nice leftovers as properly. 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 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 carry over as a result of you’ll be able to 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 12 months, so I’ve quite a lot of stuffing recipes and a few individuals name this dressing. I feel it’s form 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 numerous field range high stuffing. So to me, it’s stuffing and also you stuff the fowl with it, however you possibly can additionally simply make it in a pan, which is normally what I do. The one which I’ve placed on the positioning this 12 months 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 components that your uncle’s gonna be like, What? Why would you set this in it? It’s very, like, simple. Nevertheless it principally has a ton of contemporary herbs in it. And it makes your own home scent unbelievable while 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 need to use all types of various breads in it. I like to recommend utilizing no less than 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 somewhat form of typically a bin or one thing. So it’s like previous bread. Purchase that since you really form of want stale bread for actually good stuffing. So in case your bread is model new, contemporary, you then’re going to wish to chop it up the night time earlier than and form of set it out since you want it to be stale so it could 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 frequent factor that individuals will make for funeral lunches.

Elsie: It’s form 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 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 could have 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 form 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 numerous the identical. 

Emma: It’s form of the same formulation as you’re making them.

Elsie: My favourite Thanksgiving dish to eat is for positive stuffing. Like stuffing is the whole lot with gravy. I even have gravy on each single factor as a result of it’s form 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 form 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 form of full so it’s form of good to have some recipes you could make in like a sluggish cooker or a crockpot. I name it a crock pot. Some individuals 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 a number of butter and garlic in them. And it’s one other, one other vessel for gravy. It’s scrumptious. 

Elsie: Yeah. I adore it. Okay. Do you could 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 form of bake. I’ve each of these on the positioning they usually’re each actually good. Generally I form of like a no-bake although as a result of it’s like chilly and in case you simply ate a sizzling 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’ll be able to 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 you then don’t really feel like it’s important to eat all of them that day they usually’re simply leftovers. Now we 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 utterly agree. Okay, so Lara simply made an apple tart on our weblog and I wish to hyperlink that recipe as a result of it seems to be actually enjoyable to make. It’s one of many, like, the place you’ll be able to see, like, all of the layers of apples on the highest. So yeah, I undoubtedly wish to make that this 12 months. However yeah, I feel I’m with you. I feel I’d, like, virtually moderately have cookies. And clearly, like, I’ve to have the pumpkin pie as a result of that’s crucial 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 numerous 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 residence, 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: Similar. I really feel like one 12 months we watched Elf as a household, after which after the youngsters went to mattress, we watched Love Really, which is basically enjoyable and form of humorous with our mother and father as a result of there’s like, form 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 undoubtedly have to observe that yearly. Yeah, I feel this 12 months I actually wish to beautify gingerbread cookies and I actually wish to watch a Christmas film or possibly two. That sounds excellent.

Emma: Yeah, and I feel one 12 months we did a puzzle. However I really feel like a film’s the best way to go as a result of typically you’re form 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 form of our mother’s film. She’s like, Mary Poppins. 

Elsie: Sure. Like it. 

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 sooner or later a 12 months 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 could be the day. 

Elsie: Yeah, it undoubtedly would. That’s humorous. Oh my gosh. Enjoyable, enjoyable, enjoyable. Okay, properly, 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 could have a beautiful Thanksgiving make one among 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 all the time a delight while 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 normally overlook that I pre-ordered one thing and I don’t even bear in mind what day it’s going to return. 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 present to myself sooner or later. Anyway, I pre-ordered Dolly Parton’s new, it’s like a espresso desk guide. It’s known as Behind the Seams. I haven’t learn the entire thing but. It does have numerous writing, tales from her childhood, and tales from performing over time from her enormous profession. Nevertheless it additionally has 1 million photographs 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 stunning. It’s such an ideal espresso desk guide as a result of I don’t know anybody who doesn’t no less than considerably find out about Dolly Parton, even in case 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 lots of them have handmade components, I’m not a lot of a seamstress, however I undoubtedly over time have sewn many bejeweled issues and glued on all types 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 type 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 you then see them over time, and so it’s a very enjoyable guide. And it got here within the mail and I’ve simply been form 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 suppose they’re so iconic. I went backwards and forwards 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 12 months, I make numerous house in my finances, my mind, my home, and the whole lot for like stuff that’s identical to vacation joyful, you understand? So anyway, I bought 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 adore it or hate it. 

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

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 attempt that. Yeah, I feel that they’re cute, they’re humorous, they’re iconic, you understand, from a film, and it simply, like, brings me a lot pleasure.

Emma: That’s cute. Like it. 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 could 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 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 somewhat 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. 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’ll be able to name our voicemail at 417-893-0011. We’ll be again subsequent week and we’re doing a consolation rewatch of one among our favourite Christmas films of all time, the unique Residence Alone.

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