18 Nov 2017
Buttered Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
When Elynn was up in the city recently, we stopped by the new Salt & Straw location in Hayes Valley for what seemed like a pretty soft opening for them. I could be happy with just about any flavor there, but know that they’re also a shop that likes to push the boundaries a little bit. While we were there, I noticed that they had a very special Thanksgiving menu up and while I love almost all Thanksgiving dishes, I didn’t know how well it would translate into ice cream. Would it actually taste good or would it just be a little bit weird? Being the stuffing fan that I am, I opted to try a sample. What’s the best way to describe it? Well, you know how some people enjoy sweet breakfasts or savory? It’s kind of like that. I didn’t mind the flavors and actually thought their rendition was pretty spot on, but at the end of the day, I wanted something that tasted like ice cream and went for my standard coffee – Salt & Straw style.
These flavors will be available until November 22nd so make sure you try them before time runs out! They’ll be available at both their locations in Pacific Heights and Hayes Valley Read more “Thanksgiving Themed Ice Cream Flavors”
18 Nov 2017
I spent all afternoon down at Crissy Field today and while it was a beautiful day with an even more gorgeous sunset than I could have ever imagined, I was really looking forward to winding down this evening. I love my friends and doing things socially throughout the weekend, but I’m also the biggest homebody you’ve ever met. My nights consist of snuggling underneath my king size blanket draped over my couch, watching a movie, lighting some candles, and vegging out on comfort food. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s no surprise that I’ve got a craving for all of my favorite dishes from the holiday. I came across this recipe this weekend that combines my two loves – stuffing and tots! How does this get any better? Gravy dipping sauce. You’re welcome.
I haven’t done a whole lot of cooking in a few years, but I took a glance over the recipe and it definitely seems doable. Readers, any of you up to give this a try before me?
Check it out here!
25 Nov 2016
Even when they are “Dad jokes” he still makes them sound cool. Pls don’t leave us.
06 May 2016
Sweater – Aritzia / Skirt – Brandy Melville / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)
Thanksgiving at my company is kind of a big deal and I actually love it. Since I left Seattle, I’ve only celebrated Thanksgiving once back home. It was that very first year and after that I realized it didn’t make the most sense since I was always coming home the next month for Christmas too. There are a lot of my coworkers that don’t get to make it home for this holiday though and every year we get to celebrate it at work by dressing up our cafe, having an amazing Thanksgiving dinner prepared for us by our chefs and spending it with each other. This year, I managed to find myself at the mall the same week as the dinner and you know… decided to buy a new outfit – that sweater and that skirt. I had been wanting a corduroy skirt for a while and this one from Brandy is one that I actually wear often these days. It goes with everything. I also thought this lavender sweater would dress it up a little bit more too, plus the color pairings just seemed perfect.
And an outtake.
27 Nov 2015
Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone! I was trying my hardest to stay completely off of my computer yesterday because I wanted to enjoy the time with my family and *successfully* achieved my goal. To top things off, I didn’t buy anything during Black Friday. Self control, like whoa!
Actually, I didn’t really feel like I needed to buy anything. I had recently purchased two holiday party dresses (I only needed one) so that felt like enough for me. On top of that, I’m headed to Boston next weekend and saving money just always sounds like a really good idea. I was very lucky to have celebrated three Thanksgiving this year! A record! Every year, my company hosts a Thanksgiving with an entire feast and it’s one of the most darling events we hold each year. Last weekend, I also attended Mandi’s Friendsgiving which was also very sweet and started with a win from the Seahawks. That’s always a good thing especially since we’re having an embarassing season so far. Here are a few photos from all three events for you to enjoy below. This year, I am very thankful for:
- family in different places that I can see for the holidays
- the best friends anyone could ever ask for
- a job that I enjoy coming to every day
- a home that feels like home every day
- good food. almost all the time
Before these became everyone’s favorite centerpieces!
Read more “Happy Belated Thanksgiving!”
13 Nov 2013
For as long as I have known, the month of November has always been a busy time for me. When I was in school, I was dealing with midterms. Post grad, I was busy recruiting before the holidays actually hit when things would slow down a bit. Coincidentally, it’s the month that I always get sick in because my focus is directed elsewhere and not towards myself or things that I should focus on. While, Thanksgiving is a holiday that is full of meals and catching up with family and friends, I typically tend to view it as a reflective period. It allows me to put on the brakes and re-evaluate my current life situation. Whoa – are we getting kind of deep here on Yow Yow?! Yes, but for good reason. In my life and in my work, I grew up believing that everything happens for a reason and that every person that comes into your life is for a purpose. I made a note on my list of things to do months ago to remind myself to contact my favorite teacher from high school. The note remains and as time went on, more notes continued to be added to that pad until I made other tasks my priorities and could no longer find that original note that I had written. It wasn’t until a student from my former high school crossed paths with me just a couple weeks ago that sparked some action in me and I finally made contact with my former teacher. I don’t think I would have ever sent that email had I not had that interaction with the student. When we graduate from high school or from college, I’m sure teachers and professors naturally believe they may never hear from their students ever again and it’s a sad fact isn’t it? Because they are some of the greatest influences that we will ever have and when the year ends or we graduate, that gets lost. Education has been something near and dear to my heart since the beginning. I speak about it openly on Yow Yow! often and I happen to work for a company whose mission is to grow and promote it. It was ironic that I ended up here because I never thought that I would so it was fitting for me to go back and thank the individual that inspired this path without both of us even knowing.
Readers, in this day and age it is difficult to disconnect. Nobody feels it harder than I do. Disconnect from the fluff on the internet that doesn’t matter and instead use technology for something greater and reconnect with someone that deserves a “thank you.”
22 Nov 2012
From Yow Yow! to all of you…
Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!!
all. day. long.
27 Nov 2011
Oh hi, this is what I spent my entire Thanksgiving break doing! So after that nostalgic post last night, I tore up my entire room to pull out my senior year yearbook. I spent an entire hour reading that thing and feeling slightly old knowing that my 10 year reunion is just six years away. That seems kind of far away when you type it out, but the past four years have just flown by. It’s incredible to see how much things have changed and how much hasn’t changed at all.
Well I’ve got just one more week left of school work and then it’s a month of break for me!
My home smells like apple cider. That’s pretty much the highlight of today. Good luck on finals everyone!