Friday, November 16, 2012

Another letter.

Dear Christmas Marketing Team,

Would you be so kind as to give it a rest already? We get it Christmas is around the corner, but let's not forget what that corner is...Thanksgiving! I love this poor holiday that is forever being steamrolled by your sparkly lights, bedazzled gift wrap, fat bearded men in red suits, holiday sales, sales on top of the holiday sales, and the ever frightening Black Friday.

Thanksgiving is a sweet time to come together, eat yummy food, and just enjoy people's company without the grand consumerism hoopla that has become the driving force of many holidays. I love eating food, and the only thing I love more that eating food is getting to eat as much food as my body can physically hold without any judgement from anyone else in the room as everyone else has done the same. So my not-so-friends on the marketing team if you could cool your freaking jets till at least the Monday after Thanksgiving that would be devine.


P.S. If you could also wait until at least December 1st to play your music that would more than ideal. I feel like a weird fish out of water listing to "The Little Drummer Boy" while shopping for my Halloween costume. <- Yes that is a frightening real story.

I saw this on Pinterest and you best believe I'm doing this on Thursday!
Happy almost Thanksgiving guys!! It is less than a week away!! How fast has this year flown by? I mean really??? It seems like only yesterday I was complaining that Hallmark makes to much money off of Valentines Day and here I am ranting about Christmas music. (I swear guys I really am a happy go lucky kind of gal, lol!)

In the spirit of all food Thanksgiving I pieced together an amazing Meal Plan for the day filled with vegan gluten-free recipes. And I wanted to take a moment to talk about it a little more in detail before we all go out food shopping this weekend!

  • 10 Amazing recipes that are sure to make everyones mouth water
    • Keep them Eating Greens, Brussels Sprouts
    • Coconut Butternut Squash Soup
    • Tahitian Squash Bites
    • Spaghetti Squash Pesto Wraps
    • Rosemary Red Potatoes
    • Mashed Cauliflower w/ Miso Mushroom Gravy
    • Easy Breezy Roasted Veggies
    • Acorn Squash stuffed with Sweet Potato/Leek/Quinoa Stuffing
    • Pumpkin Pie Churros
    • Candy Caramel Apples
  • Winter Squash health facts
  • Pre-made shopping list
Here's some photos of the food!

Tahitian Squash Bites (as seen in last post)

Spaghetti Squash Pesto Wraps
Sweet Potato Stuffing topped with Mashed Cauliflower Smothered in Miso Mushroom Gravy!!

Stuffed Acorn Squash (cut in half so you can see the YUMMY inside!)

Pumpkin Pie Churros. Need I say more?

So my dear friends, if you are looking for some recipes to add to this years Thanksgiving Day table I have some options for you! Click on the "Thanksgiving Day Meal Plan" tab here on the blog and get one! I'm pretty darn sure you won't regret it! I mean, what's $5really... a coffee at an over priced cafe, or an entire Thanksgiving meal plan! :)

Happy happy happy happy Thanksgiving to you! Eat, drink, be merry, and try not to stress about Great Aunt Hilda's bad breath at the dinner table! :) Xoxo!


  1. Oh my gosh, YESSSSS to infinity on everything you said in your letter! If I had a nickel for every store I've complained to about being bombarded by Christmas I'd be quite well off, lol! I swear it gets earlier every year too. :/ Anyway, thank you for honoring Thanksgiving. Hope you have a beautiful and blessed one. :)

  2. LOL, love the slam against the crazy Christmas marketeers! I love Thanksgiving and agree with you 100%! The food pix look amazing... I'll give your recipes a whirl! Thanks 4 Thanksgiving food ideas!