Thanksgiving, tips, tricks, recipes, Christopher Stewart, Eating Fabulously, food blog,
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the stress of planning a fabulous Thanksgiving meal is at an all time high. I figured all of you fab eaters will be checking out ideas for this delicious holiday, so I made a bundle post of all my Thanksgiving tips, tricks and recipes.  

From side dishes, my mom's famous mac-n-cheese recipe, and 5 tips for an alternative Thanksgiving, this years Thanksgiving is bound to be, fabulous. 

8 Tips for a Fabulous Thanksgiving 

13 Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Table 

6 Fab Restaurants to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner 

Fab Mac-n-Cheese Recipe 

5 Tips for An Alternative Thanksgiving 



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I can not believe its time to choose a restaurant for my family and I to dine at for Thanksgiving. Where has the time gone? I swear I was just raving about how excited I was for summer sunshine and now Im wrapping up in my infinity scarf and heading to dinner. While Christmas is more my holiday, my family and I have started a new tradition of dining out at different restaurants for Thanksgiving. This gives us a chance to beat the hustle and bustle of the grocery store and also sit down, relax and eat at new restaurants we have been wanting to try all year. After surfing OpenTable, here are my 5 Fab Restaurant Picks to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner. 

A VOCE Columbus - 3 course prix fixe for @ $75 | 4 course prix fixe @ $95 

The Cecil  - 3 course prix fixe menu @ $65 per person 

Chalk Point Kitchen - 5 course family style prix fixe 

Bar American - 3 course prix fixe menu @ $89 per person 

The Smith - 3 course prix fixe menu @ $55 per person 

Minton's - 3 course prix fixe menu @ $85 per person 



hot cereal, flax, quinoa, recipe, eating fabulously, christopher stewart

As we know I have a love for steel cut oatmeal. Whether it be brunch at a restaurant, from Jamba Juice or in my home kitchen, steel cut oatmeal is my absolute favorite when I want a filling breakfast. I was on Instagram recently, and I came across this picture of an amazing bowl of hot cereal via Bon Apetite. Prior to this I had read something quickly on hot cereal, and figured hey! let me see what this is about. A recent trip cruising down the cereal isle, I decided to seek out a small package of hot cereal for me to try on my days off. 

eating fabulously, christopher stewart, apples, caramel, hot cereal, recipe

Hot cereal can be a number of things to many different people, across many different cultures. My choice of hot cereal came with quinoa and flax seeds but across the board, hot cereal comes in various grains to pick from and experiment with.  I really love fact that this cooks quicker than steel cut oatmeal, so I can make it through out the week, even in the mornings before going to work. Im also enjoying this hot cereal as a filling and healthy alternative to grits. I have seen savory items placed with hot cereal as well, such as roasted squash so that will be my next experiment. 

christopher stewart, eating fabulously, hot cereal, grains, breakfast

Salted Caramel Apple Hot Cereal 

3T. butter 
3T. sugar 
3T. half -n-half or cream 
pinch of sea salt 

Prepare hot cereal according to packaging and your liking. Thinly slice your favorite apple and set aside. In a small sauce pan, melt butter. When butter is melted and foaming, add sugar and stir until completely melted. Pour in cream and continue to stir over low to medium heat. Caramel will begin to turn into a light brown. If caramel becomes too thick, additional cream can be added. Turn off heat and stir in sea salt. Place sliced apples in caramel to warm. When ready, spoon apples and caramel over bowl of creamy hot cereal and serve immediately. 

 ** Sugar will begin to harden due to the coldness of the milk, but continue stirring over a low to medium flame. 



photo via Net_efekts 
As I am not ready for the cold air, I am however ready for apples. I love apples and when the season arrives, Im making room in my kitchen for these babies. Each year it seems like my mom and I discover a new apple that we have never eaten before, and this year is no different. Having a crisp juicy apple at night has become my favorite thing to do during the fall. This year I have 2 tried and true favorites and a new apple we came across that has quickly become a new addition on our list. I personally enjoy a more firm harder piece of fruit so these 3 apples have a really deep crunch. 

What are some of your favorite apples to enjoy? Let me know in the comments below ! 

Envy - a cross between a Royal gala apple and a Braeburn apple, Im loving this new find. The envy apple is smaller than say a honey crisp but packs the same punch. This reminds me of a fancier fuji apple. Im not certain of their time span but when  you see them, grab them! 

SweeTango - FABULOUSSSSS! Sweetango apples make me excited because they are so delicious but are only in season for a short period of time, so that means eat as many as you can. These are my favorite and as soon as the season comes around, Im ready and prepaired for Sweetango apples. I make sure I stock up on these at WholeFoods even thought the price of these apples cuts into my mascara fund. 

Honey Crisp - I know these apples have been available for a lengthy period of time, but I always bypassed them and made a b-line for my beloved fuji apples. I know Im late but honey crisp apples are amazing. They are very crisp, sweet and tart all at the same time and are perfect for soothing a sweet tooth and when sliced are the perfect sturdy Nutella dipper. 



eating fabulously, vegetarian, Christopher Stewart, recipe roundup,

Im an advocate for vegetarian meals. Although I love love love meat, a vegetarian meal is also a great thing. From grains to vegetable stews, to even quick vegetarian side dishes, I put together a recipe roundup featuring some of my favorite fab vegetarian dishes, side dishes, and even garnishes. 
 What are some of your favorite vegetarian meals? Let me know in the comments below. 

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