This week, I’ve got some real treats coming up on the think fruitful blog! I’m taking a part in a progressive Blogsgiving Dinner that is going to give you so many Thanksgiving and Christmas food ideas it’s not even funny.
I’ve joined with a team of other bloggers to showcase special holiday-inspired recipes all this week!
So get ready for a full week of comforting, tasty recipes for drinks, appetizers, side dishes and more!
Today, we’re starting off the week with one of my own concoctions that I’m really excited about.
It’s a Carolina Apple Sidecar, and it’s a perfectly refreshing but seasonal drink to serve before or after your holiday meals.
This drink is also pretty special because it features apple brandy that’s made right here in NC at the Carolina Distillery in Lenoir! If you live in NC, you can buy it at your local ABC store.
We mix that with some apple cider (Trader Joe’s honeycrisp cider is a good one), lemon juice and a splash of fun bitters (if you have them), shake it up and you’re ready to entertain!
There aren’t too many components to this drink, and I bet if you heated it up with a few cinnamon sticks, you would have a warm and tasty hot toddy to share with your guests.
Learn more about Blogsgiving and check out all of the other drink/appetizer posts below!
Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and delicious food. Luckily, the food blogging community is all about these things as well. To celebrate the holiday, Meghan from Cake ‘n’ Knife and Susannah from Feast + West are hosting Blogsgiving Dinner. There are 20 awesome blogs sharing 52 recipes
The idea is based on the old-fashioned progressive dinner party, in which you’d eat each course at a different guest’s home. Each blogger is bringing one or more dishes to the party on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week, so be sure to stop by each one and get some ideas for your own Thanksgiving meal.
Today’s courses include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and soup.
Bourbon Cranberry Lemonade Fizz from bethcakes
Krupnikas Ginger from I Cook. I Eat. It’s Life.
Cured Meat Platter from Wit Wisdom and Food
Baked Camembert with Cranberry Walnut Crust from Cake ‘n’ Knife
Ginger Cran Apple Chutney from Love & Flour
Brandied Grapes with Cheese from Glamour Girl Gourmet
Shrimp Sweet Potato Mousseline from Home at Six
Cranberry Goat Cheese and Butternut Squash Crostini from The Wetherills Say I Do
Maple Pecan Baked Brie from My Cooking Spot
Sassy Salmon Dip from Betty Becca
Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney from The Speckled Palate
Butternut Squash Crostini from Chez CateyLou
Gluten Free Holiday Cheese Board from Twin Stripe
Butternut Squash Soup with Cornbread Croutons from Club Narwhal
Creamy Wild Rice Soup from Hello Little Home
Pumpkin Soup with Bacon Roasted Chickpeas from Feast + West
Look around, make some new blog friends, save some recipes and see you back here on Wednesday for another special Blogsgiving recipe!
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