Modern Twist On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is round the corner…wow, that’s freaky to think about. For my “last minute” people, this is the post for you. These recipes are quick and delicious. Instead of the classic green beans, turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and potatoes, I decided to create a fun twist on the classic Thanksgiving dinner. Warm-Rosemary-Apple-Wheatberry-Salad_04

What’s on the menu:

Salad: I love wheatberry’s. They are a great staple to have in your pantry and are extremely versitile.

http://blog.freepeople.com/2013/11/vegan-thanksgiving-warm-rosemary-apple-wheatberry-salad/ 

Soup: Soup is nice to have on Thanksgiving because it is a bunch of flavors combined into a liquid. I love how soup keep you full, but not too full.

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/pumpkin-soup-with-brown-butter-and-creme-fraiche.html?cm_src=RECIPESEARCH

Turkey: What’s Thanksgiving without the turkey?

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/herb-roasted-turkey-breast-recipe/index.html

Drink: This cranberry, pomegranate, and green tea spritzer will sure impress your guests (and yourself!) Feel free to add alcohol of so desired.

http://blog.freepeople.com/2013/11/cranberry-pomegranate-green-tea-holiday-spritzer/ Holiday-spritzer-2

Dessert bars: Alas, my favorite part of Thanksgiving, or any day for that matter, dessert. I recently made these after sampling them in Williams Sonoma. These pumpkin bars can simply be described as a more flavorful version of pumpkin pie, in bar form.

http://blog.williams-sonoma.com/ooey-gooey-pumpkin-bars/

Why I love music

Music is something that I keep near and dear to my heart. I find is so fascinating that people can put words together in such a way that is so relevant to peoples life. I think you can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to. I have a deep appreciation for good music, and here is why: tumblr_mv7uq6lKVM1s3skh9o1_500

  • music can describe things and feelings that nothing else can
  • whatever i am feeling, there is always some sort of music to mirror my feelings
  • music is one of the few things that can calm me down
  • music has the power to cheer people up and also be soothing and relaxing…there is music for everyone

Until next time,

Claire

Things that make me happy

Things that make me happy :) tumblr_muz626GEyC1rpwhvdo1_500

  • snow
  • good music
  • meaningful conversations with people
  • tattoos
  • tea
  • fire places
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • being alone
  • making people smile
  • page-turning books
  • summer
  • nature
  • long hugs
  • working out
  • having no words to describe something
  • tumblr
  • the moon and stars
  • christmas
  • seeing other people happy
  • good dreams
  • SOUL cycle
  • singing
  • darkness
  • laughing…laughing a lot
  • candles

What makes you happy? Comment below!

Until next time,

Claire

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