Thanksgiving Food – Recipes and More + HM #257

Thanksgiving Food – Recipes, serving ideas and more. Plus, linkup @ Home Matters with decor, DIY, more. #Thanksgiving #ThanksgivingRecipes #HomeMattersParty

Thanksgiving Food – Recipes and More + HM #257

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. Where has this year gone? But the colorful autumn leaves, cool weather, and blustery days tell us it’s true.  So, the gals of Home Matters are bringing you Thanksgiving food. All sorts of recipe ideas, serving ideas, hacks, you name it. We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

 

Turkey Shaped Rolls for Thanksgiving from Becky @ The Mamas Girls

 

Cranberry-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves from MaryHome Is Where the Boat Is

 

Thanksgiving Leftovers from KevinCloset Cooking

 

2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

Thanksgiving Food – Recipes and More Blog Hop

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Last Week’s Theme: Chex Mix Recipes for Every Occasion

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Thanksgiving Planner from Maria @ Krafty Planner

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How to Crochet Simple Spiral Socks – Free Pattern from Chee-Chee @ Tschi-Tschi

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Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies Recipe from Lenny @ Fat Dad Foodie

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15 BLT Recipe Ideas – Re-imagine The Classic

Re-imagine the classic favorite with these 15 recipe twists on the Bacon Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich. Celebrate with BLT recipe ideas for every meal or party.

15 BLT Recipe Ideas

Re-imagine the Classic Favorite with These Tasty Twists

I have to admit, a good bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich is one of my all-time favorites. There is just something sublime about the melding of those savory and fresh ingredients. It is an easy sandwich that everyone knows how to make…or do they?

We have had a big laugh a couple of times within the last six weeks or so while dining at two different restaurants. I ordered the BLT sandwich, and both times my sandwich was served without tomato. What’s that? Bacon, lettuce, and TOAST??? Both waitresses were as shocked as we were, and the laughter just rolled.

Needless to say, BLTs have been on my radar, so I thought it would be fun to do a round-up of bacon, lettuce, and tomato inspired recipes. I’ve scoured the web and pulled together some amazing BLT recipe ideas that will make your mouth water. Plus, these varied twists on the classic can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, appetizers, dinner, you name it — they are delicious anytime, anywhere. And, take note, they all include tomato! LOL Enjoy the celebration…

BLT Recipe Ideas – Twist on the Classic

Fried Green Tomato BLT from Julie and Debbie @ Cooks With Cocktails

“This fried green tomato BLT is made with buttery toasted bread, smoky bacon, crisp lettuce, juicy fried green tomatoes, and a zesty balsamic garlic mayo.

 

BLT Bruschetta from Allyson @ Domestic Superhero

“everyone goes crazy over bacon, and this spin on traditional bruschetta is just so easy and tasty!”

 

BLT Pizza from Bev @ Bev Cooks

“And as if the crust wasn’t enough to do me in, I topped the whole dern thing with a BLT. Should we take a moment of silence?”

 

BLT Roll Ups from Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom

“This amazingly easy appetizer blends cream cheese, mayo, bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce in sliced wraps for a fresh take on the classic BLT!”

 

Grilled BLT Kabobs from Cade and Carrian @ Oh, Sweet Basil

“If you thought you loved a fat, juicy BLT sandwich you’re going to go nuts for these grilled BLT kabobs with a garlic aioli drizzle!”

 

BLT Pasta Salad from Brandie @ The Country Cook

“When I saw this recipe for BLT Macaroni Salad, I knew that I had to make it!”

 

BLT Bites Recipe from Ronique @ Stagetecture

“…try this twist on the traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with these BLT bites that combine bacon, tomatoes, and more yummy ingredients.”

 

Breakfast BLT from right here on Life With Lorelai

“I decided to just go for it and make a BLT on the Buttermilk Biscuits… they were AMAZING!”

 

BLT Summer Roll from Vicky @ Avocado Pesto

“The classic BLT reconstructed and offered in new form — BLT Summer Roll recipe with Avocado”

 

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Liz @ Pocket Change Gourmet

“There once was a grilled cheese sandwich that longed to be exciting, to be full of flavor and added crunch. And then along came the Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich.”

 

BLT Cole Slaw from Michelle @ The Whole Smiths

“…the perfect dish to take to any summer gathering that EVERYBODY will love… a BLT Cole Slaw.”

 

BLT Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap from Trish @ Mom On Timeout

“This BLT Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap has all the makings to become your new go-to recipe!”

 

Rachel Hollis’ BLT Bites from Cathy @ She Paused For Thought

“This simple recipe can be customized to your personal preference. I prefer to use sourdough bread, freshly made aioli & Romaine lettuce. Turkey bacon or Veggie Bacon is also a good option if you don’t eat pork.”

 

French Toast BLTs from Jaymee @ E Is For Eat

“It’s bacon. And french toast. What more do you need in a breakfast food?”

 

BLT Quesadillas from Nick @ Macheesmo

“…put a BLT twist on a simple Tex-Mex quesadilla.”

I hope you have enjoyed these tempting recipes that re-imagine the classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

 

 

 

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Pumpkin Butter Crescent Rolls

A Scrumptiously Simple Seasonal Treat!

One morning last week, Rory and I had a hankering for fresh baked crescent rolls to go with our coffee with Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup. While grabbing the package of crescent rolls from the refrigerator, I suddenly remembered that I had picked up a jar of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter on my last shopping trip thinking it would be a nice Fall treat. My taste buds tingled with the idea of combining the two items. It was easy as can be (only two ingredients) and super tasty too!

Pumpkin Butter Crescent Rolls

Ingredients:

  • Crescent Rolls
  • Pumpkin Butter

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven according to the Crescent Roll package.
  • Spread Pumpkin Butter on one side of dough triangle.
  • Place a small dollop of Pumpkin Butter in the middle of the large end of dough.
  • Roll the dough to make the crescent.
  • Bake as directed.

These are delicious! The Pumpkin Butter slightly caramelized on the edges, and the baking filled our home with the most amazing aroma. It was definitely a Fall treat we will enjoy again and again. I hope you enjoy it too.

Do you have any favorite Fall treats?

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For some other Seasonal Recipes…
Check out Kristen at The Road to Domestication, where she is featuring one of my family’s favorite recipes, Mississippi Pecan Pie, tomorrow in her series…

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A Cinnamon Roll Morning…

Mmm, Mmm, Good!

Do not ask me why I felt I had to pop out of bed this morning at 5 AM… It just shouldn’t happen; however, I have thoroughly enjoyed my blissful morning of quiet solitude. A fresh pot of coffee and piping hot cinnamon rolls straight from the oven, some blog reading, and a little chat with the girls in my blogging buddy group. All this while getting two loads of laundry finished!

These cinnamon rolls are from one of my favorite stores, Trader Joe’s, and they are DELICIOUS! If you don’t have the time nor inclination to bake your own, Trader Joe’s Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls are a fabulous alternative.

I feel like I can tackle anything today, as though I will get a lot accomplished. And the Lord knows, I have a lot on my plate right now. I am still trying to get some sort of support out of Christopher. It is unbelievable how much work (and even money) it costs to get this all handled. Grrr… Back to more pleasant thoughts…

BlogHer hosts NaBloPoMo each month. It is where you publish a blog post every day for one month. This months theme is, Connect. Today they asked this question:

Do you think you still spend the same amount of time connecting in the face-to-face world now that socializing is so easy online?

I started think of all the ways in which I connect with people, and realized that over the years, the forms of connection are in a continual state of flux. As you grow-up and go to school you are in a seemingly constant face-to-face connection (sometimes to your chagrin), Then you move onto the hormonal stage of connection where face-to-face turns lip-to-lip. And along come children… and your entire form of connection changes again.

Kirk and Rory – This picture was taken 16-years ago today – July 3, 1997

When children come into the picture, life connections turn more inward bound–toward your family and home. Life becomes so busy. You have to really make an effort to step outside and have “friend time”. Then the children go off to school, and you go off to Starbucks with the moms after drop-off for a cup o’ joe and a return to face-to-face connections. More up close connecting takes charge of your schedule as you take the kiddies to swimming lessons, little league baseball, soccer, or ballet. And then they hit high school, where your connections are put on the chopping block, but you manage to hang on to some tidbits.

So now, you separate from your husband (well at least I did), and begin divorce proceedings, and your connections change again. You find yourself looking for new friends, taking up karaoke perhaps…*grin*. Karaoke is a great stress reliever, and some place to meet new and interesting people (sometimes too interesting, LOL). I am a people person, I like being around people, whether it’s out on the town, or hanging at home. I think human connection can’t be beat.

However, connecting with people online gives you the versatility to meet people from all around the world. You get to learn about their country, their culture, their lives–sometimes it’s not so different from your very own. In fact, it was an online friend of mine from England that persuaded me to finally give karaoke a shot. I love to sing, and he loved to sing karaoke. So it was through talking with him that I finally got up the nerve to seek out a place to sing karaoke…and came back with Luke as a wonderful friend, and now the best boyfriend ever.

My preference in connections is a healthy mix of both face-to-face and online. For me, I would say that mix would run about 2/3 face-to-face and 1/3 online. This morning, it’s been sitting here with my blogging buddies, drinking coffee, and nibbling on yummy cinnamon rolls. I love all of my friends either in person or on social media.

Shout out to the Pre-Blogging Buddy Group at Blogelina, the SITSgirls, and NaBloPoMo!

 

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