Monthly Favourites November 2016
Hellooooo there!! So, we’re less than a month away from Christmas day. Can you believe it? Where did November go? It’s like I blinked my eyes and it was gone. You feel the same? So much to do. Not to worry, there’s still lots of time! Positive thinking, right? Anyways, let’s get to it. Let’s recap what has been going on ’round here this past month and what I’ve been loving!
RECIPES I’VE POSTED THIS MONTH –
Pumpkin Mac-n-Cheese with Kale & Bacon
FOOD & FOOD RELATED SHINANIGANS-
Turmeric Golden Milk from The Unlikely Baker (pictured below & photo credit) – Hubby was feeling a little under the weather the day that I saw this recipe. Perfect timing, I thought. In Jolina’s post she talks about the health benefits of turmeric and I figured this would be a great recipe to try in hopes of him feeling a little better. Hubby loved the taste and it’s definitely something to keep handy for the upcoming cold season.
My friend, Karrie, from Tasty Ever After loves food as much as I do. Both of us love martinis and blue cheese. She recently told me she loves blue cheese stuffed green olives in her martini. I never would have thought of combining the two. At first you may think that’s a little odd, but, believe me, once you try it there’s no going back. It’s that good. Whenever I’m feeling extra fancy and wanna break out my inner James Bond, this is my go to drink. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed.
Once again, Karrie has not steered me wrong. So, she told me about ‘Westworld’ on HBO. Ok, hold on for a minute ’til I tell you the premise. So, there’s this ‘amusement park’ where people can go to visit for fun (based in the West) and they interact with robotic hosts (who seem to be human-like). There’s all sorts of drama (of course) and some times I may be trying to figure things out but it is really entertaining. There’s a bunch of awesome actors in it too, including Anthony Hopkins. Check it out 👍
‘Restaurant Man’ by Joe Bastianich. Joe is the son of Lidia Bastianich and partners with Mario Batali. For anyone who has any love for food whatsoever, whether professional or at home cook, this book is such a good read! You honestly won’t be able to put it down. So good!
‘Sleep on the Floor’ by The Lumineers – the video is here. I really enjoy The Lumineers anyway ’cause their music so easy listening. They have a lot of good story-telling songs and this one is no exception and the video is just great. It’s kind of a like ‘what if’ story.
‘Million Reasons’ by Lady Gaga – the audio is here. If you’ve ever heard Lady Gaga sing live, you know she is such an incredible singer. This song is a bit different from her regular pop/dance stuff and it is such a lovely song.
Midnight Recovery Concentrate from Kiehls with ingredients like lavender and evening primrose, this facial oil not only moisturizes, but smells amazing and is so relaxing as you rub it on your face. Perfect before bedtime, if you ask me 💤
How cute is this halter lace jumpsuit from Ricki’s ? Though I typically wear a dress to holiday parties, I think this is a great way to mix things up a bit. Nice shoes and accessories and way to go! Speaking of Christmas parties, wowzers, so many to go to🎅 You guys the same?
I recently subscribed furry child to Bark Box. I don’t know who is excited more every month – me or him. So far, so good. There has been a couple of duds with treats (dried pig ears), but other than that, they are a winner. Each month there’s a theme and the last one was thanksgiving. Of course, he received a stuffed turkey toy. The squeaker was ripped out in about 5 seconds flat, but, boy, did he have fun in those 5 seconds 😜 No waste, though, he still plays with them.
You guys, Christmas is only weeks away. I know we are all super busy preparing, decorating, buying gifts, wrapping gifts, you name it. As we are all running around like crazy, please let’s not forget the less fortunate. There are a lot of people out there in need and if you can afford to do so, please help someone out anyway you can by volunteering your time or donating food to your local food bank or a gift to a child less fortunate. It’s so much better to give than to receive and the world needs more of that. I’m sure you would all agree. And the smallest of things could make the biggest difference in someone’s life❤️
Hope you guys enjoyed my Monthly Favourites November 2016. Have a wonderfully relaxing weekend like this little guy. Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon 🙂