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HomeCraftEpisode #210: Thanksgiving Favorites - A Stunning Mess

Episode #210: Thanksgiving Favorites – A Stunning Mess

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

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Present Notes:

Take heed 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 and so they wrote on leaves every 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 Stunning 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 once they learn my weblog or not as a result of in the event that they’re attempting to explain to me learn how to make nearly 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, , 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 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 assumed this might be a superb 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 obtained to say, ’trigger I don’t really feel like I’ve obtained 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 type 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 discuss my guide, however I additionally learn chapter one. So that you get type of a bit of freebie, a bit of 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 kind 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, , and I obtained 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 lot 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 obtained a bunch of very nice Amazon opinions too, and from lots of people that I don’t know, like, not like mates, which I respect when mates 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 truly actually deeply appreciated this evaluation, however basically, I’m paraphrasing. They stated, I wasn’t anticipating a lot, it is a new author, however it was truly 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 favored it. You understand, it makes me so pleased to consider individuals having fun with the guide 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 means of my life since I used to be in center faculty. So the thought of attending to be part of that in individuals’s lives means actually the world to me. And I’ve additionally had 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, . 

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, figuring out 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 nicely over 500 at this level. I don’t actually have numerous expectations, to be sincere 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 shocked what number of I bought 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, however it seems like individuals actually obtained 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’ve good karma as a result of we’ve been review-bombed up to now. Yeah, the place individuals depart imply opinions to harm you not essentially having learn your guide. And so, yeah, when individuals do the other of that when individuals depart good opinions to assist, it’s so significant and great, and yeah, so if in case you have a minute, do depart a evaluation on there. I feel that it makes a distinction, and it’s essential. 

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

Emma: Yeah. So it’s been a blast. And it’s been rather a lot. Yeah. I’m excited to write down extra. I don’t actually have any information to share. And I’m nonetheless attempting to determine the audio model. I’ve gotten a bit of 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’s going to. 

Elsie: Good. Nicely, 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 are able to persuade you to make considered one of our recipes. I actually, have accomplished Thanksgiving in Tennessee. We largely stayed in Tennessee for Thanksgiving for the previous eight years. And so I did like numerous Thanksgivings the place I did every thing 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, however it’s numerous work. 

Elsie: However I at all times 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 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 superb. So we’ll do a reasonably large perhaps we’ll like a hyperlink to 1 huge Thanksgiving recipe. Yeah, we’ve a Thanksgiving facet 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 type 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 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’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 flicks in my kitchen like two to 4 Christmas motion pictures in a row, and identical to make, , a pair pies and a few sides. And I simply assume that sounds so magical and enjoyable. 

Emma: Yeah. I’m very excited to cook dinner. And I truly, 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 of 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 could have our household’s Thanksgiving Friday after which there’s on Saturday. So it at all times type of finally ends up being barely totally different every year. I really feel prefer it’s identical to no matter suits all people’s schedule. Which I like. 

Elsie: I like that. I undoubtedly assume it’s higher to love, give every its day. So that you could 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, , extra and generally you may’t, generally it’s such as you’re going to be, , 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, , in case you make every thing from scratch, no matter I like cooking in case you don’t. Do it your individual manner. It’s for household. 

Elsie: Excellent. Yeah, no, I utterly agree. Okay, so let’s discuss our favourite Thanksgiving reminiscence. I feel I’ve one. So, when Nova was age three, we obtained 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 particular person we knew after which all of her little like TV exhibits and like considered one of them stated China, they simply 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 simply record it. 

Elsie: Yeah, I stored them, and I really feel like I need to at all times do this, so we’ll should 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 could possibly 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 fascinated by childhood, trigger I really feel like you’ve got so many issues from Halloween and Christmas, particularly Christmas. That’s like a giant, , 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 and so they had married brothers, very random, small city. It’s superb, yeah. However anyway, our grandaunt Ina was an incredible cook dinner. She cherished cooking. And her home was additionally identical to very grandma-fancy to me. As a bit of child, I perceived it as very fancy, , only a cool home, as I idolized it a bit of. And, however the principle factor is trigger I used to be a child so, , once 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 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 a necessary 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 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 numerous the meals are very conventional like we make numerous the identical issues yearly.

Emma: And I’ll say we haven’t accomplished this like yearly, however the years we do it, it stands proud to me like numerous 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 at all times end up, however it’s like enjoyable. It’s enjoyable too, it’s like type of pre-made. 

Elsie: Tastes like ass appears to be like 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 should make all of it forward, , trigger you’re already cooking a lot. And I really feel like that’s like a extremely enjoyable, I don’t know, we’ve accomplished that fairly just a few instances and it’s enjoyable. It’s cute. 

Elsie: I agree with that. It’s very, very joyful. I used to be considering this 12 months perhaps we may 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 totally 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 can assist with. However there are many issues that children can assist 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 to be like. It seems like a triumph. Yeah! It seems 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 definately put the garnishes round it. If I do one this 12 months, 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 buy these little papers they type of appear 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 could possibly 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 high quality. 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: Once 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 of 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, , 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 perfect. It’s actually, actually smooth. It’s smooth and chewy. It’s not just like the laborious, 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 may be very robust, which I like, however, , only a heads up. 

Elsie: Yeah, they’re enjoyable. After which I like making a Chex combine. I do 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 12 months and we did it lately once we had a 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, mainly each standard shot recipe and so like about half of them are up there now and oatmeal cookie photographs are considered one of 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, 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, delicate like, everybody would love it. 

Emma: Yeah. And I do assume a shot is a enjoyable option 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 obtained rather a lot 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 type of a superb, , you get began and then you definately’re feeling free and now it’s time to eat some casseroles. Yeah, that’s it. No huge 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 strive 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 once you’re making like 4 or 5 as a result of it’s type of such as you’re doing the identical factor time and again. 

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

Emma: You’re making a roux, , you’re making a cheese sauce basically, and also you’re placing stuff in it, and , it’s type of after which there’s a crunchy high. It’s type of a bit of little bit of a components, 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 once you’re making like 4 or 5 of them without delay, . 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 excellent. Very yummy. Tacky, noodles, crunchy high. It’s every thing you want. It’s every thing you need. That’s actually all I’d eat, too, it’s my favourite leftover as nicely. 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 like it much more over time. I do make mine with contemporary inexperienced beans. Some individuals don’t like that. Some individuals favor 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, however it’s not laborious. Trigger I really feel like some individuals are like, Oh, from scratch, inexperienced bean casserole, like, Oh, it’s going to be actually laborious. And it’s like, it’s not laborious. It’s actually fairly tremendous simple, however I do just like the contemporary inexperienced beans. I feel it offers it a distinct texture. And I feel it offers it a barely brisker, higher, for my part, taste. 

Elsie: I utterly agree. I’ve had it numerous 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 considered one of my favourite ones, however yours is like an additional good recipe. 

Emma: Yeah. And that one makes nice leftovers as nicely. 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 immediately, 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 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 12 months, so I’ve a lot of stuffing recipes and a few individuals name this dressing. I feel it’s type 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 numerous field range high stuffing. So to me, it’s stuffing and also you stuff the fowl with it, however you could possibly additionally simply make it in a pan, which is often what I do. The one which I’ve placed on the positioning this 12 months is my primary basic catch-all. I wouldn’t actually name it primary as a result of it’s fairly fancy. However it’s very right down to earth. There’s nothing bizarre about it. There’s no elements that your uncle’s gonna be like, What? Why would you place this in it? It’s very, like, simple. However it mainly has a ton of contemporary herbs in it. And it makes your own home scent unbelievable once you’re baking it, you may be like, my home smells unbelievable proper now. It smells like the perfect 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 totally different textures and totally different flavors. And my primary tip with it’s to purchase that day-old bread that they’ve on the retailer. You know the way they’ll have it marked down and it’s like in a bit of type of generally a bin or one thing. So it’s like previous 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 definately’re going to wish to chop it up the evening earlier than and type of set it out since you want it to be stale so it might 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 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 individuals 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, however it’s basically tacky potatoes and you employ 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 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 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 may see how they’d be numerous the identical. 

Emma: It’s type of the same components as you’re making them.

Elsie: My favourite Thanksgiving dish to eat is for certain stuffing. Like stuffing is every thing 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 website, we’ve a crockpot mashed potatoes as a result of I prefer to type of discover methods to provide 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 sluggish cooker or a crockpot. I name it a crock pot. Some individuals name it a sluggish cooker simply because generally you don’t have area anymore. So yeah, that one’s on the facet, however I do love mashed potatoes with a lot 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’ve got 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 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 type of bake. I’ve each of these on the positioning and so they’re each actually good. Typically I type 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 distinct temperature. It’s simply one thing totally 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 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 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 utterly 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 12 months. However yeah, I feel I’m with you. I feel I’d, like, nearly relatively have cookies. And clearly, like, I’ve to have the pumpkin pie as a result of that’s an important recipe.

Emma: Yeah, and generally I prefer 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 a giant lunch like that, particularly if individuals are going to be driving a distance house, 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 12 months we watched Elf as a household, after which after the youngsters went to mattress, we watched Love Really, which is admittedly enjoyable and type of humorous with our dad and mom 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’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 look at that yearly. Yeah, I feel this 12 months I actually need to embellish gingerbread cookies and I actually need to watch a Christmas film or perhaps 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 way in which to go as a result of generally 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. 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 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 might 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’ve got a beautiful Thanksgiving make considered one 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 recently. So mine is, I had pre-ordered this guide, and it’s at all times 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 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 present 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 numerous writing, tales from her childhood, and tales from performing over time from her enormous profession. However 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 incredible espresso desk guide as a result of I don’t know anybody who doesn’t at the very least 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 parts, I’m not a lot of a seamstress, however I undoubtedly 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, totally 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 type of obsessive about it. 

Elsie: Cute. Oh my gosh. That’s cute. 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 obtained these glasses. I’ll hyperlink them within the present notes. I simply assume they’re so iconic. I went forwards and backwards as a result of actually, like I don’t want them. Nobody wants them. You don’t want them. Nobody wants them. However it’s simply cute and enjoyable and joyful. And this time of 12 months, I make numerous area in my funds, my mind, my home, and every thing for like stuff that’s identical to vacation joyful, ? So anyway, I obtained the glasses and I feel that they’re a superb 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, ? 

Elsie: Yeah, that’s true. I assume not spiked eggnog can also be actually good. I don’t assume 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, , 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 perfect 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 individuals to assume he was a rooster. 

Elsie: Ah! I really like that joke. 

Nova: Right here’s my subsequent one. If you happen to name a turkey a gobbler, what do you name a bit of turkey? 

Elsie: What would you name the little turkey? 

Nova: A goblet. 

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

Nova: Have a superb week!

Emma: Everybody is aware of that’s the perfect half. Thanks a lot for listening. You probably have any questions or podcast concepts, please e mail us. You are able to do that at or you may name our voicemail at 417-893-0011. We’ll be again subsequent week and we’re doing a consolation rewatch of considered one of our favourite Christmas motion pictures of all time, the unique Dwelling Alone.


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