Monthly Musings: Thanksgiving Preview


Welcome to Monthly Musings with Holly and Patty. Today we are focusing Thanksgiving. I know we are still in October, but Holly and I wanted to talk Thanksgiving as a way to share ideas as we head into November. Are you ready to talk turkey, no matter what that looks like in 2020? I know I am in.

1) Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions

Typically Running Daddy and Hockey Guy do a five mile Turkey Trot morning of Thanksgiving. They have been doing this for years. From when he was a baby in a baby jogger, to a three year old who would run a few blocks, to a kid that has easily run the entire race the last few years, this has been part of our family Thanksgiving for over a decade now.

I don't know what is going to happen this year with this race, but I do know that we have always had so much fun at this event.

What's Up Wednesday: October 2020


Wow, Besties here we are at the end of October. We are hopefully in the final act of this crazy year called 2020. It's the last Wednesday of the month so I am linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday to talk all things October. Are you ready for all the fall feels? I am!

1) What We Are Eating This Week

Ok, I am struggling in the dinner department right now. I typically pride myself in having dinner under control but I am super busy with work so I am not so Good in the dinner realm. Once the election is over I need a Costco run to get things under control. Here is what we are attempting to eat this week:

Monday-Smithfield bacon pork tenderloin, steamed broccoli, and brown rice.

Tuesday-Hockey night so probably a grilled cheese with fruit for Hockey Guy and whatever for Running Daddy and me.

Wednesday-I am making baked chicken tacos for a friend so I will probably just do a super sized batch and make some for us too.

Thursday-Another hockey night so I may just do burgers and dogs. Told ya I was struggling!

Friday-Take out. Thank heavens.

What I am Reminiscing About

I post this photo every October, I know, but it makes me happy. Oh how I would love to be at the happiest place on earth right now. The cast member asked for his autograph.


Topics for October Monthly Musings: Thanksgiving Preview

 Join Holly and me on Thursday, October 29 for our monthly link up Monthly Musings. We are going to get ready for turkey day and we are talking all things Thanksgiving! Questions below.


Friday Favorites: Bacon Pork Tenderloin, Halloween Gummies, Stella Holiday Launch, Mask Lanyards and more SNL


Oh Friday, Good to see you. This week was a lot. Nothing horrible just a lot and I am so happy it is the weekend. I am looking forward to planting some bulbs, making some food and just enjoying some time as a family. All the nurturing things I really need right now. 
To celebrate Friday, I am linking up with up with ErikaAndreaNarci to share the things that bring me Joy. 

1) Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Marinated Pork Loin

Oh Besties, this applewood bacon pork tenderloin from Smithfield is so Good. You can find it right in your local grocery store and it is perfect for fall. We have roasted it in the oven and also put it on the grill. I think I might prefer it in the oven. It is so easy and all you do is add a really Good salad and roasted potatoes and you have the perfect fall meal. 


In Praise of Pears


It's pumpkin spice and apple everything season and I am totally here for it. That being said, we have a favorite fall fruit in the Good Better Best household that I think is totally underrated. We love pears in our house and use them in a few unexpected ways. I am sharing those ideas with you today. 

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is a staple for fall food. I am here to tell you that I think that my butternut squash with pear soup is one of the Best things I make.  Most recipes for butternut squash soup call for apple but adding in pear, just gives the soup a totally different and unexpected flavor. It adds a certain sweetness and depth. Adding in pears is also a really Good way to use up pears that get too ripe too quickly.


Friday Favorites: Fall Flowers, Best Pesto and Cream Cheese, Breast Cancer Awareness Bag and SNL Premier


Oh Happy Friday Besties! I hope it is a long weekend for you. It is for two out of three of us in the Good Better Best household. I am linking up with up with ErikaAndreaNarci to share the things that bring me Joy. Fall in general brings me Joy

1) Fall Flowers

There is something about digging in the dirt a little and popping some flowers in pots that is so soothing to me. This weekend I cleaned off our little terracotta pots on the back patio and added in some mums and pansies. Now that our patio is finished, it was time to get some fall flowers back there.

Friday Favorites: Camo Utility Pants, Trader Joe's Harvest Salsa, Real Housewives of Potomac, Best Fall Pullover and Breast Cancer Awareness Boutique


Hello Friday! This was a busy week, but it was a Good week and I am looking forward to a little fall fun in a safe manner. As I do on my Fridays I am linking up with up with ErikaAndreaNarci to share the things that bring me Joy. Pour your favorite seasonal beverage and settle in for Friday Favorites.

1) Camo Utility Pants

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I am a total camo convert. I only started wearing camo this spring and now I am obsessed. I just didn't think it was "me" for so long and that is odd because olive green is one of my Better colors. 
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