Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved the week of November 22, 2019: butternut squash, delicious wine, super seniors, and more!

Five Little Things

Happy Friday, everyone! I feel like we’ve slid into this Friday with a thud, and Thanksgiving is just staring at us around the corner. Does anyone else feel this way, too? I’m getting so excited and will be getting ready for all the cooking and eating…and the best part, the relaxing!

Here are Five Little Things I loved this week:

1. Butternut Squash

I can’t seem to get enough of butternut squash these days – you may have noticed how I used it in the Butternut Squash Scalloped Potatoes I shared this week – I took inspiration from my Butternut Squash Creamed Corn, both of which would be delicious sides for Thanksgiving! I also made mySpiced Butternut Squash Lentil Soup recently, along with Roasted Butternut Squash Winter Salad with Kale, Farro and Cranberry Dressing…more of that in the next bit!

2. Wine

The Roasted Butternut Squash Winter Salad paired perfectly with the wine I shared on Instagram last week — I absolutely loved the Merlot and Chardonnay from Cakebread Cellars, they were both exquisite!

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#ad Have you thought about what you're going to pair with Thanksgiving dinner? From turkey and cranberries to sides like my Roasted Butternut Squash Salad, I love how @cakebreadcellars crisp Chardonnay and earthy Merlot pair beautifully from start to finish!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I know a Chardonnay may be the instinctual choice when it comes to autumn salads, and it is lovely indeed, but I also love how the lush, black cherry notes and mineral tones of @cakebreadcellars Merlot accentuate the deep, roasted sweetness of this butternut squash salad with its cranberry dressing — it's a lovely pairing for such a beautiful wine! And of course, it works just as well with turkey and mashed potatoes, and of course for sipping long after you've finished your second helping.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Cakebread Cellars has a rich history in Napa Valley with roots in beautiful Rutherford where it was founded in 1973 — I love that this family-run winery has preserved its origins while becoming a green-certified winery with vineyards that are green-certified and either farmed organically or sustainably!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Get the #recipelinkinprofile 👆🏼@kitchconfidante⁣⁣⠀ ⁣⁣⠀ #kitchenconfidante #feedfeed #mypinterest #easyrecipe #cakebreadcellars #cakebreadwine #winewednesday #drinkoftheday #winelovers #whitewine #merlot #merlotwine #imbibegram #holidaywine #holidaywines #napavalleywine #napavalleywines #winepairing #winepairings #thanksgivingwine

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3. From Field to Stage

4. Super Seniors

When I think of my kids going to college in the coming years, I can’t help but want to go with them! The love of learning is strong with this senior citizen couple, and I think it’s wonderful.

5. Frozen in the Streets

Frozen 2 is out today! And I love how Kristen Bell showed off her vocal chops with Jimmy Fallon!

And how the cast joined James Corden in the crosswalk!

I hope you have a lovely weekend!


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  1. Sabrina

    love Cakebread too, especially their blended red Rubicon, super tasty, their Merlots too (white wines aren’t my thing!), thank you for the reminder

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