Good morning. I hope all my American readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Some of you may be gearing up for a day of Black Friday shopping or have already been out to catch some early bird specials. As soon as I hit publish on this post I am setting up shop on the couch with my laptop in hand to do some online shopping while watching Gilmore Girls Revival on Netflix. Yes!!!! Today is the day and I’m a little embarrassed to admit how excited I am. So let’s move right along to this weeks Friday’s Favorites.

Obviously our biggest highlight this week was spending the day yesterday with family to celebrate Thanksgiving. I am incredibly grateful for the life God has given me and blessing me with an amazing husband and two beautiful and healthy kids. We started our morning off by running the Charlotte Turkey Trot as a family. At the very end we let Scottie hop out of the stroller and run through the finish line with me. She absolutely loved it.

11-27-2

11-27-1-2

After the race we quickly came home to shower and get ready so we could spend the rest of the day at my parents house with my brother and his family. There, we spent the afternoon playing outside because the weather was amazing, watching football and just hanging out with each other. We sat down to eat around 5:30 and got home last night with full hearts and full bellies.

11-27-3

 

I love this healthier  twist on a classic childhood favorite recipe.

We will be spending some time in the mountains over the Christmas holiday and I recently came across two breakfast casseroles that caught my eye. They are perfect for the mornings, as I will be feeding a crowd and everyone will be waking at different times. This Pumpkin French Toast Bake is more on the sweeter side while this egg bake is a bit more savory.

Ross Geller’s Thanksgiving sandwich recipe
This may not be the prettiest and definitely the messiest sandwich but oh my goodness it does look amazing.

A warm hug to the belly

Beef Stroganoff. Warm, Hearty and comforting. The best part is that it’s made in the crock pot.

Healthy Thanksgiving Roundup
Many of these dishes can be made for Christmas too, which is why I’m sharing this.

***

Linking up with Heather at Life in Leggings

and