Fabulous Friday Round Up: The Perfect Lunch and More Turkey Recipes

Happy Friday! This week’s round up includes the obligatory thanksgiving leftover recipes, sexy hot chocolate and one of my favorite blogs.








  1. As I mentioned last week, my Thanksgiving menu is set in stone. But I’m always looking for bread ideas. Usually I serve my Grammie’s homemade yeast rolls, but they never last long and are kind of a pain to make.  I had been toying with adding some cornbread or French bread to this year’s menu, mainly so we have some extra to go with leftovers.  And then I found these 12 bread recipes for Thanksgiving from Food 52.
  2. One of my absolute favorite blogs is Chiot’s Run. It has beautiful photography and lots of advice on gardening and raising chickens and just embracing the simple things in life.  The writing is like sipping hot tea on a cold day – soothing and relaxing.  Bonus, Suzy, the author, writes from Maine, where she and her husband relocated from Ohio.
  3. Do you want to see the sexiest hot chocolate, ever? How Sweet It Is posted it here.
  4. With less than a week left ‘til Thanksgiving, I’m already thinking ahead to leftovers. Enter these 5 Leftover Turkey Recipes from Brown Eyed Baker. Mmmmmmm
  5. Have you ever used chalkboard paint? It is easy-peasy and turns ordinary objects into functional art. I especially like this DIY Wood Slice Chalkboard from Iowa Girl Eats.
  6. Over at Thistlewood Farms, Sherman Williams revealed their Color of the Year. I have to admit, I don’t love it. Do you? But I ‘spose it’ll be all over Pinterest in the coming year.
  7. Just a Girl and Her Blog has a great list of 20 Furniture Makeovers, that make me love spray paint even more.
  8. In an ongoing quest to find The Perfect Lunch, I stumbled across this recipe for Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Tacos (spoiler – there is no actual taco involved) from SkinnyTaste.
  9. Have you ever heard of Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie? I hadn’t either. Bless This Mess posted the recipe and some gorgeous photos that are making me rethink my regular old custard pie for Thanksgiving.
  10. A Beautiful Mess has a great post on goals and motivations – how to set them and how to reach them. Considering how successful Emma and Elsie are, I’d say their advice is working.

Hooray! Now it’s time for the weekend – what do you have planned?

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