Happy Thanksgiving

by Maggie Battista on November 21, 2012

in Food Gifts, Holiday

Sometimes I wonder whether I say ‘thank you’ enough. I feel it. I feel it every moment of every day, so let me count the ways…

1. I felt a huge pang of gratitude when my husband returned from a very long Ikea trip last night and quickly assembled all the tiny parts from the box into a brand new chair, just in time for the big holiday. Thanksgiving is the worst time to visit Ikea but the very best time to say thanks to husbands. Thanks, husband!

2. I’m also thankful for old and new friends in the blogosphere who take beautiful photos of Eat Boutique gift boxes. These photos, taken by Sarah of the Vanilla Bean Blog, are perhaps the cutest gift box photos ever, right? They remind me that I should have more photos of children on this food blog because children love food, especially chocolate and cookies and marshmallows.

3. I’m so thankful for you, readers. Really. Without you, I would never have turned Eat Boutique into both a series of events and an online gourmet market. Your emails and site visits to this small business make me smile so much so that you deserve more than a thanks. How about 25% off everything on Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2012? Use “smallbiz!” at check out. You’re welcome.

4. I suppose the part of this life I’m most thankful for is family. My family is coming to visit tomorrow and we’re all sharing in feast preparation activities. If you’re looking for dishes to make for your Thanksgiving meal, we made a pretty great Grilled Turkey, a Green Bean Casserole and Bacon Cheddar Cornbread. We even have Chestnut Stuffed Mushrooms for appetizers and Coffee Cake Muffins for Friday morning breakfast.

Happy Thanksgiving. See you on the other side – you know, the day after Thanksgiving, when the holiday baking season is officially open. Friends, stock your baking ingredients and let the fun begin…

All photos styled and taken by Sarah Kieffer/The Vanilla Bean Blog.


Maggie Battista

Founder at Eat Boutique
Maggie, is the founder of Eat Boutique. She started Eat Boutique as a blog in 2007, and sold out of her first gift box of small batch independent food in 2009. Maggie continues to offer unique and delicious handmade food in tasting subscriptions and seasonal gift boxes for food fans and home cooks. Maggie also hosts Eat Boutique Markets, where she spotlights cookbook authors and food makers. She’s written for Style Me Pretty, Food52, Time Out New York, Spencer Magazine, and writes a cocktail column for the popular wedding blog, Snippet & Ink. Maggie's also created retail experiences for the largest floral and event design company in New England. She regularly travels far distances to find the next great chef, farmer, food maker or host. You can follow her worldwide – and homemade – gastronomic adventures on Twitter at @mizmaggieb or @eatboutique. Maggie's first-ever cookbook Food Gift Love will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October 2015. You may pre-order now.

  • Ana Cooks

    apple cider marshmallows!i want them too!!! :)

    • http://www.eatboutique.com Maggie

      They are so good, Ana! Happy Thanksgiving !! xox

  • http://www.facebook.com/Denise.L.Woodward Denise Woodward

    Oh we tried to tackle Ikea on Saturday – insane. So we walked out. Just went back to get the rug … waited, waited and waited. Got the rug. Your husband is a doll for getting that chair!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!

    • http://www.eatboutique.com Maggie

      YAY for your rug and my chair. Happy Thanksgiving Denise and Lenny !! xox

  • sarah kieffer

    Thanks Maggie!! We were very thankful to get our box in the mail. 😉 So glad to have connected with you!

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