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Thursday, December 7, 2023

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 e-book HERE

What your plans are for Thanksgiving this yr:

Having it at Elsie’s and cooking with their mother

Favourite Thanksgiving Reminiscence:

Elsie – When Nova was 3 and so they wrote on leaves 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 enhance 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 unimaginable.

Emma: It’s fairly epic. And yeah, I can all the time 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 the way 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 like to listen to different individuals’s recipes. It’s not that. It’s identical to, you realize, in the event that they’re like, Oh, should 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 assumed this might be an excellent time so that you can give an replace in your e-book launch since you launched handmade homicide a few weeks in the past. 

Emma: Yeah, proper earlier than Halloween. So by the point you’re listening to this, it’s been over a month. And I’ve 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 should 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 believe should you’re subscribed, it could have simply popped up for you, however should you’re not subscribed and also you missed it, return as a result of I discuss my e-book, however I additionally learn chapter one. So that you get type of somewhat freebie, somewhat teaser into the e-book should you’re . Anyway, it was so enjoyable to launch that e-book. 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 realize, 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 number of individuals write me feedback or ship me emails as they’ve acquired the e-book, as they completed the e-book and telling me what they thought and I’ve obtained a bunch of very nice Amazon opinions too, and from lots of people that I don’t know, like, not like buddies, which I admire when buddies do it too, however when it’s like somebody you don’t know, and there was this one evaluate, I ought to put it up on Instagram. I hope it doesn’t come off like I’m making enjoyable of it as a result of I really actually deeply appreciated this evaluate, however basically, I’m paraphrasing. They mentioned, 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 evaluate the place they’re like, I actually loved this e-book and I didn’t assume it was essentially going to be superb. It’s like, wow, that is fairly the evaluate, and thanks. And I’m glad you preferred it. You realize, it makes me so completely satisfied to consider individuals having fun with the e-book as a result of that’s what I need to write for. I’ve loved so many books. Books have been such a consolation and leisure and an escape for me all by 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 numerous individuals write me and be like, I’m a librarian and we’re undoubtedly going to have it at our library. Like simply, you realize. 

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 might eat my lunch in highschool. Like, I 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 offered nicely over 500 at this level. I don’t actually have a number of expectations, to be trustworthy with you. Like, I didn’t actually have a number 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, perhaps I shouldn’t have been stunned. I don’t know, however it appears like individuals actually obtained it and that was actually enjoyable and actually encouraging.

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

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

Elsie: Yeah, I believe we’ve good karma as a result of we’ve been review-bombed previously. Yeah, the place individuals depart imply opinions to harm you not essentially having learn your e-book. And so, yeah, when individuals do the other of that when individuals depart good opinions to help, it’s so significant and fantastic, and yeah, so in case you have a minute, do depart a evaluate on there. I believe that it makes a distinction, and it’s necessary. 

Emma: Yeah. And it’s already like, I believe 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 pleased with that reality. 

Emma: Yeah. So it’s been a blast. And it’s been loads. 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 somewhat 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 would. 

Elsie: Good. Properly, I’m glad you bought to have a good time and I’m so pleased with you. And I do know we’re all cheering you on. It’s a really particular time for the podcast since you’ve been speaking about writing a novel since 2020. So that is very cool. Yeah. Yay. Okay. So we’re going to speak all about Thanksgiving since Thanksgiving is that this week. Hopefully, we will persuade you to make one among our recipes. I truthfully, have finished Thanksgiving in Tennessee. We principally stayed in Tennessee for Thanksgiving for the previous eight years. And so I did like a number of 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 possibly can’t make all of it. I imply, you possibly can, however it’s a number of work. 

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

Emma: I agree It’s like the 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 massive Thanksgiving recipe. Yeah, we’ve a Thanksgiving facet dish.

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

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

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

Elsie: We’re gonna have a lot enjoyable. We had been simply speaking about doing it on Friday as an alternative of Thursday, simply in order that we’ve extra time to get pleasure from 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, you realize, 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 really, love internet hosting, however I principally 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 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 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 believe mine’s going to finish up being on Saturday. So I could have our household’s Thanksgiving Friday after which there’s on Saturday. So it all the time type of finally ends up being barely totally different annually. 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 as to get pleasure from 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 realize, extra and typically you possibly can’t, typically it’s such as you’re going to be, you realize, 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 believe you possibly can have enjoyable with simply your rapid household, however yeah, holidays are for household. Don’t care a lot about what day it’s or no matter, you realize, should you make the whole lot from scratch, no matter I like cooking should you don’t. Do it your individual manner. It’s for household. 

Elsie: Excellent. Yeah, no, I fully agree. Okay, so let’s discuss our favourite Thanksgiving reminiscence. I believe 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 you realize all of her little like TV exhibits and like one among them mentioned China, they simply mentioned 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 listing it. 

Elsie: Yeah, I stored them, and I really feel like I need to all the time do 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 could possibly be something. It’s in all probability not household. 

Emma: No, I don’t assume I’ll make the listing, however that’s okay. Oh, I additionally was enthusiastic about childhood, trigger I really feel like you may have so many issues from Halloween and Christmas, particularly Christmas. That’s like an enormous, you realize, you keep 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 superb, yeah. However anyway, our grandaunt Ina was an incredible cook dinner. She beloved cooking. And her home was additionally identical to very grandma-fancy to me. As somewhat child, I perceived it as very fancy, you realize, only a cool home, as I idolized it somewhat. And, however the primary factor is trigger I used to be a child so, you realize, once you’re a child, you actually don’t admire meals. You’re like, a choosy eater till you’re in highschool, or I used to be anyway. So the factor that I gravitated in direction of was bread. Consuming simply rolls on a regular basis. At Nice Aunt Ina’s home, she had honey butter. And I believe 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 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 believe I’m like simply excited to make Thanksgiving with you. I believe that’s so particular to me.

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

Emma: And I’ll say we haven’t finished this like yearly, however the years we do it, it stands out to me like a number of occasions we’ll purchase like a type of kits of like a gingerbread home that the children can put collectively and it’s not essentially tasty and it doesn’t essentially all the time prove, however it’s like enjoyable. It’s enjoyable too, it’s like type 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 realize, trigger you’re already cooking a lot. And I really feel like that’s like a very enjoyable, I don’t know, we’ve finished that fairly just a few occasions and it’s enjoyable. It’s cute. 

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

Emma: Yeah, that’d be enjoyable. I identical to adorning with children as a result of it’s such a special 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, it’s important 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 believe 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 appears like a triumph. Yeah! It appears like a cooking triumph. Like yearly that I’ve finished 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 once 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 positive. By the point you hear this, I’ll know.

Elsie: Perhaps like a small little mini one. 

Emma: I type of needed to do that, that is so random, however you should purchase these little papers they type of appear like a bizarre chef’s hat and you place them on the tip 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 finished 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 appears like a triumph, it appears 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 believe a part of it was like serving to to take part with making it. I do admire it extra. 

Emma: Yeah. Do you may 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 realize, 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 arduous, 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 odor is superb and the style may be very robust, which I like, however, you realize, 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 needed to say that I like, I’m making this for Thanksgiving this yr and we did it just lately after we had a party for our dad, however I’m going to make oatmeal cookie photographs. So I’ve been engaged on the weblog by like, mainly each common shot recipe and so like about half of them are up there now and oatmeal cookie photographs are one among they’re like so good for Thanksgiving as a result of they actually do style like an oatmeal cookie. There’s additionally one which’s 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 realize I believe 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 assume a shot is a enjoyable approach to begin a meal. It’s hilarious, proper? Yeah. Properly, it’s humorous and enjoyable, however I additionally really feel like Yeah. Yeah. You realize, I personally, I’m not like a heavy drinker on Thanksgiving.

Elsie: Like I’ve obtained loads 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 an excellent, you realize, you get began and then you definately’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 nearly yearly. So it’s enjoyable. I ought to strive a brand new one this yr. 

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

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

Emma: You’re making a roux, you realize, you’re making a cheese sauce basically, and also you’re placing stuff in it, and you realize, it’s type of after which there’s a crunchy high. It’s type of somewhat 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 easy. However it’s a little boring once you’re making like 4 or 5 of them without delay, you realize. 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 might eat, too, it’s my favourite leftover as nicely. Like, I like warming it up the subsequent day. Find it irresistible. So I like that. My husband’s favourite is inexperienced bean casserole, and I additionally love that. I’ve grown to adore it much more over time. I do make mine with recent 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 location is type of a, it’s selfmade, however it’s not arduous. Trigger I really feel like some persons are like, Oh, from scratch, inexperienced bean casserole, like, Oh, it’s going to be actually arduous. And it’s like, it’s not arduous. It’s actually fairly tremendous straightforward, however I do just like the recent inexperienced beans. I believe it provides it a special texture. And I believe it provides it a barely brisker, higher, for my part, taste. 

Elsie: I fully agree. I’ve had it a number of occasions and it’s higher for me. No, identical to not as soggy. So yeah, strive that in case you have texture points with the inexperienced beans or no matter, I believe 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 nicely. Casseroles typically me are nice leftovers, which is why they’re so nice to love, I like them for Thanksgiving. And that’s what we’re speaking about at the moment, 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 location this yr, so I’ve numerous stuffing recipes and a few individuals name this dressing. I believe it’s type of a regional factor. My mother-in-law all the time calls it dressing and I’m all the time like, what? It all the time takes me a second. After which I’m like, Oh, stuffing. Trigger I simply name it stuffing. That’s simply, that I believe from the field of stovetop stuffing is a part of it. It’s like rising up, we had a number of field range high stuffing. So to me, it’s stuffing and also you stuff the hen with it, however you possibly can additionally simply make it in a pan, which is often what I do. The one which I’ve placed on the location this yr is my primary traditional catch-all. I wouldn’t actually name it primary as a result of it’s fairly fancy. But it surely’s very all the way 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, easy. But it surely mainly has a ton of recent herbs in it. And it makes your home odor unimaginable once you’re baking it, you can be like, my home smells unimaginable proper now. It smells like one of the best candle I’ve ever lit. That’s what the stuffing smells like. And it’s scrumptious. And you should utilize all types of various breads in it. I like to recommend utilizing no less than two differing types 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 understand how they’ll have it marked down and it’s like in somewhat type of typically a bin or one thing. So it’s like outdated bread. Purchase that since you really type 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 type of set it out since you want it to be stale so it will possibly 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 believe 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 believe 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 in addition, bonus, you now have a field of cornflakes in your home. And I personally love consuming cornflakes, so you may have further cornflakes round that you just get to eat. I by no means purchase breakfast cereal trigger I simply eat it on a regular basis. So if I’ve an excuse for a recipe and there’s like leftovers, it’s type of good. 

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

Emma: It’s type of an identical components 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 type of identical to the way it’s finished. Yeah, I believe stuffing’s my favourite. I can’t consider anything that’s like as important as that. 

Emma: I do love mashed potatoes. On our web site, we’ve a crockpot mashed potatoes as a result of I 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 you can make in like a gradual cooker or a crockpot. I name it a crock pot. Some individuals name it a gradual cooker simply because typically you don’t have house anymore. So yeah, that one’s on the facet, 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 may have a favourite Thanksgiving dessert? 

Emma: Yeah. So we talked concerning the pumpkin marble cheesecake pie. I don’t even keep in mind what it’s referred to as on there. I believe 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 location 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 should you simply ate a scorching meal, it’s identical to a special temperature. It’s simply one thing totally 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 it’s important to eat all of them that day and so they’re simply leftovers. We have now 1 million cookies and I do really feel like Christmas cookies are as welcomed at my Thanksgiving desk as they’re at Christmas time as a result of simply festive. 

Elsie: Yeah, I fully agree. Okay, so Lara simply made an apple tart on our weblog and I need to hyperlink that recipe as a result of it seems to be 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 undoubtedly need to make that this yr. However yeah, I believe I’m with you. I believe I might, like, nearly reasonably have cookies. And clearly, like, I’ve to have the pumpkin pie as a result of that’s an important recipe.

Emma: Yeah, and typically 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 a number of meals. So a cup of espresso or an espresso martini and even higher an affogato, it’s like ice cream and espresso. These are good issues to supply after an enormous lunch like that, particularly if persons are going to be driving a distance residence, they could 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 believe 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 actually 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 will deal with it. They will deal with it. 

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

Elsie: Love Really is so cute. 

Emma: It’s very cute. 

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

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

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

Emma: Oh, yeah. 

Elsie: That was cute. 

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

Elsie: Sure. Find it irresistible. 

Emma: And I’ll inform you what I don’t like doing after dinner, dishes. The worst a part of Thanksgiving. All of the dishes. Yeah. It’s just like the sooner or later a yr I’m like, I perceive individuals with the 2 dishwashers. I actually want I had two dishwashers proper now, however I don’t at my home, however like, oh, this 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 believe that is going to be our greatest Thanksgiving ever, and we hope that each one of you may have a beautiful Thanksgiving make one among 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 these days. So mine is, I had pre-ordered this e-book, and it’s all the time a delight once you pre-order one thing after which it comes within the mail, and for me, perhaps I’m a scatterbrained particular person, I don’t know, however I often overlook that I pre-ordered one thing and I don’t even keep 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 like pre-ordering. 

Emma: It’s like a shock present to myself sooner or later. Anyway, I pre-ordered Dolly Parton’s new, it’s like a espresso desk e-book. It’s referred to as Behind the Seams. I haven’t learn the entire thing but. It does have a number of writing, tales from her childhood, and tales from performing over time from her enormous profession. But it surely additionally has 1 million pictures 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 important espresso desk e-book as a result of I don’t know anybody who doesn’t no less than considerably learn about Dolly Parton, even should you’re not an enormous fan. It’s like, she’s an icon. However her outfits are simply so cool, and so inspiring, and so a lot of them have handmade parts, I’m not a lot of a seamstress, however I undoubtedly 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 she or he’s additionally simply a type of performers, too, the place her outfits are fairly wild, and she or he 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 very enjoyable e-book. And it got here within the mail and I’ve simply been type of obsessive about it. 

Elsie: Cute. Oh my gosh. That’s cute. Okay. Mine is so foolish. So do you keep 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 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. But it surely’s simply cute and enjoyable and joyful. And this time of yr, I make a number of house in my price range, my mind, my home, and the whole lot for like stuff that’s identical to vacation joyful, you realize? So anyway, I obtained the glasses and I believe 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 adore it or hate it. 

Emma: Love an eggnog latte. Through the day, you realize? 

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

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

Elsie: Hey Nova, what do you may have 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 like that joke. 

Nova: Right here’s my subsequent one. For those who 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 an excellent week, everybody! 

Nova: Have an excellent 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 possibly can 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 motion pictures of all time, the unique Dwelling Alone.

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