Thursday, November 25, 2010

Things I Love Thursday, Thanksgiving Edition: Nov. 25, 2010

It's Thanksgiving and there's lots to be thankful for, especially in the food world. I am stoked about all of the things I'm making and will be eating and the fact that I get to share it with family and friends (especially friends that travel from Seattle just to see me and eat food. Best.)

I hope you all are having a fantastic Thanksgiving, wherever you are and whoever you're with. Enjoy it!

YALSA's Not so Silent Auction: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: The Young Adult Library Services Association of the ALA is having an auction (not so silent) and this item I think is my favorite so far - YALSAtinis. Libraries and drinks? Yes and yes!

Tie Tea Cup: Best design idea ever. My tea bags are constantly falling into the cup. Simple solutions for small problems.

Guy Fieri's Thanksgiving Tips. Seriously, I can't stop laughing!

Fancy Napkin Folds: I remember doing fun stuff like this as a kid while my parents were cooking dinner. It looks cool and makes everything just a little fancier.

And more from Serious Eats (yeah, I love them because they just tell me everything I've ever wanted to know about current food stuff ever), apparently November is Peanut Butter Lover's Month. I don't really think I need to say anything else about this other than I'm sorry I waited until the end of the month to post it.

A Brief History of Apple Pie: Cakespy does it again! I love everything about Cakespy. Seriously, everything. And since it's Thanskgiving, I love reading about apple pie. After all, I am making one. Reading about it, eating it, apple pie just screams hey, it's fall and that's awesome!

Speaking of baking, this is something everyone should learn: Five Ways to Bake Like a Grown-Up. I guess I'm a grown up now (I think that's what my driver's license says anyway), so these tips are very handy. Can you guess which one's my favorite? I might make it for you if you do get it right.


I'm behind the times on this one, but The Oregonian downgraded again with their Food Guide for Non-Foodies. Now I don't love this, but what I love is the response from food bloggers and people who care about food. Sure the word foodie is obnoxious and it does conjure up a certain image, but really, this guide was insulting and people made that very clear to The Oregonian. Liking your food to taste good and come from somewhere responsible is not a bad thing. Yeesh.

Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters?: Yes and also yes. Imagine decorating these! I love it!

Watch this. It’s 15 minutes, but so worth it. Food in film has always been something that has interested me and it was really nice to see some of my favorite food scenes included (esp. Goodfellas, The Godfather, and Big Night). Watch the abridged version if you don’t know which scene is from where. I’ve found a few films to add to my queue because of this. There’s a bunch of Thanksgiving scenes too.

I'm also loving: Amy coming to visit me for Thanksgiving (because she loves my food and copious amounts of wine); mashed potatoes; roasted brussels sprouts; herbed green beans; turkey; honey roasted sweet potatoes; creamy artichoke dip; biscuits; gravy; roasted pumpkin pie; apple pie; caramel swirl brownies with sea salt; vanilla roasted pears; family and friends chowing down together; getting in as many runs possible to make the food taste that much better; reliving a great, early moment in food creativity with Renai ("we were so ahead of our time"); hot toddies and other warm drinks; skipping the gym to watch food TV with Kirsten; food comas.

What are you loving this week? 

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