I love each holiday that’s coming up this season. I used to dread them, but now they are one of my favorite times of the year. I love Thanksgiving, all the pumpkin, the pecan, the turkey, green beans, stuffing (if it’s a really good recipe), delicious dinner roll. I love Christmas. I love the reminder of the HOPE, the LIGHT, the REDEMPTION, the Peace that Jesus Christ came to bring that rolls around every single year.
That’s what this podcast is all about this week. It’s all about my holiday favorites, whether they be food, or books, or movies. I thought this would be a fun podcast to remind others to be excited about the holidays, not fearful.
But first let me share some of my very favorite Thanksgiving recipes with you (I have a friend who has a treasure trove of them on her website (Joy Food Sunshine).
Favorite Thanksgiving/Fall Recipes:
Favorite Christmasy Dessert/Baking Recipes
I can personally verify that these are all delicious, simple recipes, and none of them make me feel like I’m restricting fat or calories or promote food fears. Sometimes I try vegan recipes, but I also love butter and milk and all those good foods too.
In today’s podcast I’m talking about:
– My favorite Christmas books/stories
– My favorite Christmas movies
– Why I love and hate Hallmark
– My First Christmas Book
– Our Christmas Traditions
– My favorite Thanksgiving dishes and why Thanksgiving has been a marker for recovery for me every year
– Why you DO not need to ‘burn off’ Thanksgiving dinner
– My favorite Instagram influencers who promote EXCITEMENT around the holidays not fear
– My favorite parts of the winter and fall
– Why I love fall clothes (sweaters, hoodies, sweatshirts)
Instagram Accounts I Recommended in the Podcast:
Lex – Restoring Radiance
Megan – Run Whole Nutrition
Jasmine – Lively Meals
Janie – Live Healthy and Free
Kyle – Imma Eat That
Robyn – The Real Life RD
Book I Recommended:
A couple links to some of my favorite sweatshirts/sweaters:
Fueled By Water – I got the sweatshirt, and it is the SOFTEST ever! (It only runs for 6 more days, so hurry and get one before it’s too late.
Luxe Victory Hoodie – One of the most comfortable yet expensive hoodies I have. A sweet sister got it for me, and I’m hoping it will last me the rest of my life; it’s so well made.
Athletic Avocado Sweatshirt – I don’t know if these gals sell their swag, but they sent me a large sweatshirt with their logo, and it is my FAVORITE massive sweatshirt that I can cozy up in at night.
Passage I shared from Psalm 145:1-9, ‘I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.’
This podcast is going to have all the feels of apples and cinnamon and pumpkin and peppermint and chocolate. I hope you love. 🙂
What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
What’s your favorite holiday food?