There is nothing more exciting (or nerve racking) than gathering around the table with family and friends for a beautiful Thanksgiving feast. And what better way to make Turkey Day memorable than with tried-and-true tips from the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten? Nobody knows how to make elegant entertaining effortless and care-free like Ina!
When I need to unwind, I watch episodes of Barefoot Contessa on repeat. There is something so calm and relaxed about her cooking style. It makes me feel like I can whip up a culinary masterpiece with minimal effort too. I have been using many of her techniques in my new kitchen and can assure you, if I can do it, so can you.
In fact, for an easy Thanksgiving appetizer this year, I'm making her Thyme-Roasted Marcona Almonds paired with a cheese plate and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. What is a Thanksgiving celebration without a little bubbly am I right?
Personally, I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Just a couple days ago I was telling my sister I was "thankful" for her husband helping us move our mattress to the second floor of our new house. My little niece shouted out "Thankful! That is a word on my list!" She was referring to her word list in kindergarten. It's pretty cute that she is already recognizing words in conversation. Not sure I paid that much attention to my word list at that age, but hey, we might have a future wordsmith on our hands!
Aside from moving into my very first home, I am so thankful for having family close by. I love watching my niece and nephew grow up and relying on my sister for that extra boost when times are tough. It's also been a blessing to have her on board as an associate copywriter as our business expands. I cannot believe how much Amy Puchaty Communications has grown! We've had our biggest year yet, and are working with a bunch of new clients in luxury real estate, construction, technology, and more.
Which is precisely why this year, I am going into the holiday season with gratitude. And of course, a few of Ina's fabulous recipes up my sleeve. If you are lucky enough to get tickets, you can catch Ina Garten in Denver at the Paramount Theatre, Tuesday, December 4th at 7:30pm.
Here's wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!
Amy Puchaty is a luxury real estate writer and communications specialist whose marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Why Amy Puchaty? Because it’s selling season. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com #AtHomeWithAmy #AmyPuchaty #LuxuryRealEstateWriter
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