It's crunch time!!! Thanksgiving is only a week away. I will be setting up my tables at the end of the week.....I love the idea of a Gold and Green Thanksgiving. It's gives the day a cool farm to table vibe with just enough holiday glitz. Here are some of the photos I am using for my inspiration!!!!!
Today's Book Club Monday choice is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. This book has been describes as endearing, simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking must read. This story is soon to be made into a motion picture produced by Reece Witherspoon. Here is the story:
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fineis the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . - Amazon.com
For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.
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Our amazing sponsor New Leaf Financial is having an insurance workshop next week at Serendipity Labs in Rye on November 13th from 6-8.
They have invited insurance expert Laura Hughes to lead an informative discussion about exactly what your insurance coverage should be. Come and find out if you are fully insured. It's so important and so many of us have questions that need to be answered. The topics of the evening will be:
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You are going to LOVE tonight's recipe. It is sooo good that I decided to post it one day earlier than my usual Thursday!!!! My family DIES for this. It tastes just like onion soup and so incredibly easy to make...and yes, just last weekend a good friend of mine called me the queen of easy recipes.....so if the shoe fits!!!!!!!!! ENJOY!!!!! BON APPETIT!!!!
adapted from delish.com
olive oil, divided
large onion, sliced into half moons
chopped fresh thyme
Freshly ground black pepper
cloves garlic, minced
chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces
1 1/2 c.
low sodium beef broth
Chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tbsp olive oil. Add onions and season with salt, pepper, and thyme. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally until onions are caramelized and jammy, about 25 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Turn off heat and remove onion mixture. Wipe skillet clean.
In a large bowl, season chicken with salt, pepper and oregano, then toss with flour. Heat remaining oil in the same skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden on all sides and mostly cooked through, about 8 minutes.
Add beef broth and return cooked onions to skillet. Bring mixture to a boil, then then educe heat and simmer until chicken is cooked through and beef broth reduces slightly, about 10 more minutes.
Add Gruyère and cover skillet with a lid. Cook until cheese is melty, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and garnish with parsley. Serve warm.
I know, I know Thanksgiving has not even happened yet but I have been getting TONS of requests to start my holiday gift guides. I am going to try to get a few up each week from now until Christmas (only 50 days away!!!!). This years blog sale will also be ready by the weekend too, so stay tuned, I think you are going to LOVE this years picks!!!!!
This week's book club Monday choice is Amazon's September book of the month, Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs. You might have already heard about this book...it is getting a lot of buzz..here is why and I cannot wait to read it!!!!!
A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs.Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents―artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs―Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be.
Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s poignant story of childhood and growing up. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide, marveling at the particular magic of growing up in this family, in this place and time, while grappling with her feelings of illegitimacy and shame. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling story by an insightful new literary voice. - Amazon.com For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.