November sort of came and went in a blur! As soon as Halloween ended, it seemed like Thanksgiving was just around the corner. November was a good month for the blog. Site visits for the month blew my previous record out of the water. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up the momentum, but thank you so much to everyone that stopped by last month!
I also teamed up with Jessie Steele Vintage-Inspired Aprons for the first time and they were nice enough to let me host a giveaway. I asked readers to share – if they won the giveaway – whether they would keep the apron for themselves or give it away as a gift. Most commented that they would keep the apron for themselves (and I don’t blame them. These aprons were super cute!), but winner Dawn S. shared that her best friend owned her own cupcake business and Jessie Steele’s cherry cupcake apron would make the perfect gift.
Most popular recipe in November: Mashed Cauliflower and Cheese Gratin
If you missed it, I did a quick series on Thanksgiving side dishes earlier in the month. Even though Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is hot on its tail and this would make a great side for your holiday buffet. I loved the gooey cheese and the buttery, crunchy breadcrumb topping.
Favorite Instagram Moment:
Unfortunately, I was kinda quiet on Instagram this month. I took Little Tot on a lunch date one Saturday to a new barbecue joint here in town. The restaurant is housed in what used to be an old gas station and grocery story from the 1940’s until the 1980’s when it closed its doors. The restaurant paid homage to its roots by using a lot of the old memorabilia from the gas station to decorate the interior. I thought this sign hanging on the wall was amusing.
Best recipe I tried this month from another blog: Asian Style Pork Ribs by From Fast Food to Fresh Food.
I love using my slow cooker, but sometimes I feel like I’m recycling the same recipes over and over again. This Asian dish was a nice change from the same old same old. It was so good, I actually ended up making it twice.
Coming up in December, I’ll bring be sharing a few yummy holiday treats in preparation for Christmas, along with a new slow cooker recipe I found and a unique way to use venison (I currently have over 30 pounds of ground venison in my deep freezer! You may be seeing a lot of these recipes!).