Nov 21, 2019

Talking Turkey

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Times a ticking and I’ve been ensconced in sourcing the “best” brand of  Thanksgiving turkeys to purchase before the weekend to beat the holiday rush. If you’re prepping Thanksgiving Dinner, I think it’s best to think ahead. Don’t you? I mean…. why stress over Turkey?!  Getting the whole meal on the table at the same time while still warm is stress inducing enough.

In my sleuthing to suss out the best tasting turkey, I’ve  uncovered a verrrry interesting article on which brand came out on top- (in terms of taste, texture and flavor) . I’m happy to report, that if you are longing to go Organic,  (Farmer Owned) Organic Prairie  is at the tippy top of the list. Sadly and a major surprise-at the BOTTOM of the list …(sit down for this one) was Butterball .  (According to this survey on eatthisnotthat.com.)  

Click on the image below and go directly to the original article for all the results posted. 

 

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Nov 19, 2018

Thanksgiving Party Prep-Step One

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Image courtesy of Kelly Wearstler Tumblr.com

If you happen to be hosting your families Thanksgiving dinner you’re probably already starting to prep. I know  firsthand that attending to all the details to make the day extra special can be a bit stressful but it needn’t be.  I’ve learned that by prepping  everything that you can in advance (setting up bar station, thanksgiving table, and making any desserts,side dishes and appetizers that aren’t time sensitive when it comes to spoilage-can help alleviate  a multitude of last minute details and stress.

Soooo, let’s get started:

Setting up  your drink aka bar area is an easy first step to get things going. Here are a few suggestions as to what your bar areas will need and while I’m at it, I thought it might be a delightful time to share some pretty serving spaces to get you inspired. No matter how large or small your space is for serving drinks  you can add a beautiful bouquet of flowers or pretty autumnal items aka pumpkins, leaves, branches to add  a personal and stylish mood.

Image courtesy of Kayla’s 5 Things blog

Image Courtesy of Williams & Sonoma

Wishing you  a productive and  perfect party prep week ahead.

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Nov 20, 2017

Pretty Pumpkins Last Hurrah

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Image courtesy of TheFullerView

Thanksgiving week is herrrrre. Truth be told it has always been one of my favorite weeks of the year. There’s nothing not to like about Thanksgiving. It’s basically the best holiday EVER! All that’s required to celebrate this holiday is to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. As is the custom: there are no presents required which translates into no last minute shopping and no stressing about getting the perfect something.  For now all we need do is host and or attend  a Thanksgiving meal. Bearing in mind that most  of my lovely readers will be hosting I thought best to get the party prep rolling with some tabletop inspo.  If you’re concerned that this is going to involve massive amounts of time,effort, and money-you are sooo wrong. The good news is you can most likely assemble a beautiful holiday centerpiece using those pretty little (or big) pumpkins that you purchased for Halloween. By adding a few items to whatever size pumpkins you have on hand in a matter of minutes you can have a table centerpiece that is Glamour worthy.

Image courtesy of TheFullBouquet Blog *DIY attached to link click on image

Image courtesy of ciaonewportbeachblog

Image Courtesy of InessaStewart’sAntiquesBlog

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Nov 26, 2014

Easy Peasy Placecards…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor
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Image courtesy of EAB Designs DIY Fall Place Cards

name with rosemary

Soooo you’ve been on a mad dash for days trying to get everything ready for the big Thanksgiving celebration. Food-check, flowers-check, soft drinks, wine, sparkling water…. check…check and triple check. But wait something is missing? Just when you thought you had gone to the store for the last time and you’re  finally setting the table…OMG you don’t have any place cards so that people will know where they are sitting….Problem?  No Problem…because place cards are so easy. You can put something together that looks really festive from items around your home or scour your yard. Here are a few very easy and might I add- very do able ideas.

name with pumpkin

Image courtesy of ooh la frou frou BlogSpot

name with pinecone

Image courtesy of Moneysaving mom.com

 

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Nov 26, 2014

Turkey time…..

Posted By: Terri
Category: Humor

Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday. As much as any Glamour Girl would like to take time to obsess about the all important outfit to wear for this major mega feast…one must always remember that your not the only one that needs to get dressed. This is one occasion when the turkey has got to get dressed FIRST. (Image courtesy of Vogue.com)

thanksgiving model

Image courtesy of Vogue.com

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Nov 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Table Pinspiration

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor
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Beautiful Antique table setting

Looking for some inspiration to set the perfect Thanksgiving table? Look no further than these perfect pins (courtesy of attached links) to give you some uber glam table settings  ideas.

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Image courtesy of Ask Cynthia: Wedding Inspiration

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Image courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

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Image courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

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Nov 6, 2013

Cutie Pies…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Don’t you just love Thanksgiving? Me too! It’s the one holiday that is all about food and family. No gifts, no costumes needed. Just you and your appetite and some lovely lounging around the dinner table giving thanks.  Even the menu is pretty standard. Turkey (check) stuffing, (check) masked potatoes (check) yams and or some sort of green vegetable or salad, just so the whole meal isn’t beige and of course pumpkin pie.  How can someone not love a great piece of homemade pumpkin pie? Now if you really want to shake things up a bit this year I found these absolutely adorable pies. Mini pies if you will. Still staying within the standard menu but cute. And I ask you-don’t we all love a little cutie pie every now and then. ( Images courtesy of Pinterest)

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Nov 6, 2013

Pumpkin Recycling….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Wondering what to do with your porch pumpkins now that Halloween is OVER? Here’s the perfect solution. Bring them indoors and make a fabulous center piece. Faster than you can place one on top of another ..whah- lah-instant show stopper! Image courtesy of Pinterest.

P.S. Please use pumpkins that you didn’t carve….just say’n

 

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Nov 20, 2012

One “Souper” Starter…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Last night I was on Pinterest and became totally ensconced in Pinning. I know you understand because if you’re on that site it’s bound to happen at some time or other.   So.o.o imagine my surprise when I pinned this Roasted Pumpkin Soup image and before you could say “soups on” an avalanche of other pinners had taken notice. In fact this pin has been on of my most popular to date. I thought to myself if it’s that much in demand I best feature the pin and corresponding recipe for all you lovely Go To Glamour Girl Readers. I would LOVE to say this is my own creation-but I must fess up and say it is one of the amazing recipes from the Grand Dame of Domesticity-Martha Stewart. The recipe directives list it as EASY with a prep time of 5 minutes and total time to table of 40 minutes. If you have any further questions: I have enclosed the link. Enjoy and  Happy Pinning!

 

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Prep time 5 minutes  Total time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 pounds sugar pumpkin or butternut squash, halved and seeded
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered through the stem
  • 2 shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, caps wiped clean
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium vegetable stock

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut pumpkin into 2-inch pieces. Combine pumpkin, onion, mushrooms, and garlic on a rimmed baking sheet. Add oil and 2 teaspoons salt; toss to coat, then spread in a single layer. Roast until pumpkin is tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife, about 30 minutes, rotating pan and tossing vegetables halfway through. Let cool, then remove skins.
  2. Transfer vegetables to a medium saucepan; heat over medium. Pour in 2 cups stock; puree with an immersion blender until smooth. With the blender running, slowly add remaining 3 cups stock, and puree until smooth. Bring soup just to a simmer. Remove from heat, and season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm

http://www.marthastewart.com/336106/roasted-pumpkin-soup?czone=food/thanksgiving-center/thanksgiving-center-dishes&center=276949&gallery=275391&slide=255423

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Nov 24, 2011

A Day Full of Grace.

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

May this Thanksgiving  Day be filled with abundance, blessings and grace.

I am so thankful for all of you…my wonderful and loyal

Go to Glamour Girl readers.

*Images of the beautiful Grace Kelly from we heartit.com

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