Hi friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. I had such an amazing time at Mixed! My brain is just buzzing from all the new stuff that I learned. And also from all the coffee and sugar that is still running rampant throughout my body. That’s real life.
The hotel was just off the charts. Some parts of it still look JUST like it did in the movie. I instantly recognized the cabin where Baby and her family stayed, as well as the gazebo and hotel dinning room. So freaking cool. And of course we watched Dirty Dancing while we were there. Just had to do it!
The best part about Mixed was getting to meet so many amazing people. I made lots of new blogger friends. And I finally got to catch up in person with some people that I’ve been following (err…stalking?) on the internet for a while now. It’s such a cool moment when an internet friend becomes a real-life friend!
OK, I suppose I should talk about food for at least part of this post since that’s why you are all here today.
Thanksgiving is all about the side dishes. I think we all agree on this. Just gimme ALLLL the side dishes and I’ll save my turkey for sandwiches. At my house, there always has to be some kind of squash on the table. So I decided to put a few festive touches on some roasted delicata squash, turning it into the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. First, I started with some fragrant warming spices on the squash. Then I tossed in some pomegranate arils and cilantro for eye-catching pops of color. And sprinkled on a few crumbles of goat cheese for something creamy. Finally, I made up a quick pomegranate juice and balsamic vinegar reduction to drizzle all over the top. It’s fast, easy and a gorgeous addition to your Holiday meal.