Continuing the monthly tradition, The Speckled Palate’s The Potluck: November 2020 includes clothing (for a mama and her girls), a kitchen must-have, household organization products and more. Come see my list and tell me what was on yours for November.
Y’all. 2020 has been a year, and since September and October were surprisingly nice, I figured we’d experience the same in November.
And, well, this month has had some nice moments, including the election results (!!!), but there have also been some major struggles
COVID cases continue to climb here in Dallas, and it’s harrowing. Also, one of our family members has COVID now, and it’s really scary. While they appear to be on the mend, we still don’t know so much about this disease, and it seems like sometimes, the road to recovery with this virus is filled with pitfalls.
We were potentially going to host some family members for Thanksgiving, but we canceled it because traveling right now and spending time indoors with people outside of our own household isn’t safe.
So please, y’all. Stay home and stay safe. Consider others (and their health) and for the love of everything, wear a mask and wash your hands.
Let’s talk November highlights:
- I made a “Fakesgiving” meal for our whole family that included Rosemary Garlic Herb Butter on a turkey breast, Homemade Mashed Potatoes, Lemon Pepper Green Beans, Drunken Cranberry Sauce and more. It was incredible and delicious and the perfect preview for tomorrow. We finished off the evening with Bourbon Pecan Pie topped with Sweetened Whipped Cream.
- We’ve continued working on household projects. You’ll see this month’s love list includes some organizational items. I’m really pleased with the progress I’m making in the upstairs hall closet (which has been a total catch all), as well as our bathroom and closet.
Let’s talk November action items:
Honestly, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris heading to the White House has filled me with relief, even though there is a ton of work ahead. Also, with about two months left before the transition, I still a few worries.
Also, just because they’ve won doesn’t mean that the work is done. This is the beginning… and I’m ready for it.
Instead of plugging my two favorite things this month, I want to instead share two action items:
- Make a year-end donation to support an organization and a mission I believe in.
- Find a way to get involved in 2021. This is going to involve a lot of research on my part and might also be tricky with the pandemic. That said, I feel really strongly about volunteering to help in some capacity in 2021.
Now Let’s Talk About This Monthly Love List…
To recap, my potluck, as defined by the folks at Merriam-Webster is:
the regular meal available to a guest for whom no special preparations have been made… a communal meal to which people bring food to share —usually used attributively ; whatever is offered and available in given circumstances or at a given time.
Now who’s ready to see what ended up on my list for November 2020?!?
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