16 sleeps until Christmas! It’s been a busy week here plus Big Guy has been in California this week so I’m welcoming the weekend with open arms. I teach bright and early in the morning and then we have our first official Christmas celebration of the year with some of our family. Like I said, we’re tackling a new-to-us recipe and I’m excited for the final result. And on Sunday, Big Guy and I are actually spending some time together – just the two of us. It seems like weeks since we’ve enjoyed time together without him having work hanging over his head. Needless to say, I’m pumped about our Sun-Date. Bring on the cheese, wine and steak.
I hope your weekend is festive and fun and I’ll see you back here next week!
Favorite Round-Up: The 10 Best Holiday Movies to Watch this Month. All of these are seriously my favorites. I need a day to binge-watch Christmas movies!
Favorite Hug in a Bowl: Lamb Meatballs with Manchego Polenta and Chimichurri. Now this is comfort food. So warm and inviting.
Favorite Festive: Bow-Shoulder top from J.Crew. This is the perfect top for the holidays. Dress it up or dress it down.
Favorite Time Saver: Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken and Olive Tagine. Crock-pot to the rescue! Don’t let the business of the season keep you from enjoying a delicious and healthy dinner.
Favorite Obsessed: Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Dutch Oven in French Grey. I adore my Le Creuset Dutch Oven. It is hands-down my favorite piece of cookware in our kitchen. If I were to win the lottery, I would buy every one I know one. And if I were ever to get another one (you can’t have too many, right?) I would totally want this gorgeous grey.
Favorite Baked: Healthy Honey Flax Tahini Banana Bread. Now if only my bananas would brown…
Favorite Red and Green: Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad. The addition of pomegranate seeds, avocado, candied walnuts and parmesan makes this salad swoon-worthy.
Favorite Sparkle: Kendra Scott “Tessa” Stone Stud Earrings. Any girl would love to find these in her stocking. The rose gold would go with just about anything.
Favorite Craving: Bacon Butternut Arancini with Pumpkin Seed Pesto Dip. I’ve been talking about making arancini again for months. And now I’ve officially gone from wanting it to neeeeeeding it.
Favorite Cozy: The North Pole Cocktail. Santa might like this left with his cookies instead of milk.
Cheers to the most wonderful time of the year!