. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Opposites eat

November 23, 2014

Opposites eat

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I know I shared many times that Chris and I couldn't be more different.  In our personalities, our tastes and many of our opinions.  This is even true in the kitchen, although thankfully I've come a long way since our marriage.  I now love fish, sushi and even slightly spicy things thanks to Chris.  If it were up to him everything would be doused in the hottest sauce imaginable.
   
One time in Mexico he took a taste of hot sauce at some sample store and was honestly squatting in the store, sweating and crying.  Yet said it was delicious.

Speaking of opposites, I'm sure like most men Chris could care less about the set up of Thanksgiving meal and decorations.  I on the other hand love decorating for seasons and special days.  If I could pick something new off of the Target registry to prepare for hosting Thanksgiving dinner I'd pick a new set of dishware, as we still have the ones we got ten years ago.  Chris on the other hand cares way more about the cooking part and would pick a new Calphalon stainless steel pan. 
 
Being opposites we have to compromise a little in terms of cooking.  My speciality is more in the baking department than in the cooking (again, opposite of Chris), but it's hard to find a dessert that we both love.  I often volunteer to bring the dessert, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls is perfect because Chris loves the salty peanut butter and I love the sweet chocolate. 

recipe and image from six sisters' stuff

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
16 oz. peanut butter
3/4 cup butter (softened)
3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
12 oz. chocolate chips (melted)

Mix the peanut butter, brown sugar and powdered sugar together.  Roll into 1 inch balls.  Place the dough in the refrigerator until cool.  

To melt your chocolate I've used two pans to make a double boiler, with water on the bottom and the melted chocolate on the top.  Dipping things in melted chocolate stresses me out because I feel like if you don't go fast enough your chocolate will harden, but this way it stays hot and melted the whole time! 
Dip the balls into the chocolate and set on wax paper to cool.  Keep in the refrigerator or even the freezer to eat later.  Serve it on a cute fancy new dishes and you're good to go! 


Being opposites does make us a good team.   He can cook the main dishes, adding spices to make them tastiers.  I'll bake dessert and set up the table.  All we need is some music playing on a Sonos Play wireless system.  Agreeing on the music may be an issue, but I think I win as Christmas music is a definite must on Thanksgiving!

Target registry makes is easy to get everything you need for your Thanksgiving meal and all holidays!  Tell me your favorite Thanksgiving dish in the comments below and you could win a $25 Target giftcard!  

Giveaway ends one week from today and winner will be picked randomly and contacted by email so make sure to leave your email address in the comments! 

Thanks for entering and Happy Thanksgiving!


GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED and winner has been contacted.  CONGRATS Sara Howland!  
 

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34 comments:

Alison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates
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Alison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, mainly because I love baking, cooking, and eating! My favorite Thanksgiving dish is definitely the sweet potato souffle that I make every year. It's practically dessert! (alison.toback@gmail.com)

PS: Those peanut butter balls look amazing, and I definitely plan on trying them out!

Sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

My husband and I are also opposites in the kitchen, haha!

My favorite Thanksgiving dish is stuffing, which is funny because that's what takes the least amount of effort (I make boxed stuffing). This year I'm making a pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust. Seriously, I'd be a happy camper with just those two things LOL

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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Kelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those look and sound amazing, yum!

xx Kelly
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Sara Howland said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hi Katie,
I'm so excited for thanksgiving this year! It's the first holiday in our new home and first major holiday with our newborn nephew William. My favorite dish to eat on Thanksgiving is mashed potatoes with gravy. Enjoy your family this holiday.
Sara
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momof2girls said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the sweet potatoes.
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Jodi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

My favorite is my mom's stuffing!!! So good!

Marci Smith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

My husband and I are opposites too. We end up laughing so hard at each other. :). My favorite Thanksgiving dish is the stuffing. Mmmm....my mouth is now watering! I can't wait to shove it in my mouth. Ummm, I mean place it in my mouth like a lady! ;)

Rejeana Otte said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love spiral ham! But this year we're going a different route with soups. :)

Kerry said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Chicken & dumplings! Yummy! :)

Erin @ Love, the Campbells said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'll always love the green bean casserole!
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Briita said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Green bean casserole is the best! Seriously, it isn't thanksgiving without it! :) bhaaps@hotmail.com

Carol Hines said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'll also go with the stuffing or maybe the smoked turkey.

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite combo! I will be making these soon!! For Thanksgiving, I love stuffing. A few years ago I started making a stuffing with Italian sausage, apples and cranberries. It is now a family favorite. Will be making it again this year :)

Jill said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love my moms dressing.
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Murdock's mama said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love turkey, but the dessert is always my favorite. Mainly butterfinger pie! mmm! Abbykoeff @ gmail.com

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I need to make these stat! Yummy!

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love Thanksgiving so much! My favorite dish is probably green bean casserole, but alas, no one else really likes it so I'm not making it this year.

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those look so good! I love dinner rolls. For real I just gobble those up. Yum. haha :)

Jen V. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Mmmmmm....sweet potatoes with lots of butter and brown sugar and a glorious crumbly topping. YUM!

Kim said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love my mom's macaroni salad. It's been passed down from my great grandma and it's just delicious!

Kim said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oops! My email is waltonx003@gmail.com :-)

Kimberly Haddock said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love peanut butter balls! (Or buckeyes as I call them!) I've made them the past two years for Thanksgiving and I've decided to make it a tradition for Christmas and Thanksgiving!!

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Chocolate and peanut butter in any combination is heavenly! And you and Chris are one of my all time favorite couples : )

Eat Drink and Be Mary said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

My favorite is my grandmas stuffing!

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Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Pumpkin pie with lots of whip cream is my favorite!
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heckyeshotmess said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those look really yummy except I'm allergic to peanutbutter but I'm sure I can do that with soybutter! And looks really simple and I need simple!

I look forward every Thanksgiving to my mother in law's pumpkin roll! She makes the very best and I can't ever get enough! :)

Erin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

My favorite Thanksgiving dish is definitely macaroni and cheese! (Homemade!). Yummmmmm!!!

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Nice giveaway, thanks!

Andrea Darst said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

For me, it's a tie between green bean casserole and homemade pumpkin pie!!

a08cb37a-78a0-11e4-a519-1b39f86d1415 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

My favorite thanksgiving dish is sweet potato casserole! Tacochick86@hotmail.com

Valerie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love my Dad's homemade stuffing...so filling- great comfort food!
Valerie
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Samantha Curtis said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

STUFFING!!

Bianca Roman said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

my favorite thanksgiving dish has to be macaroni and cheese and bred and butter!!! i absolutely love my carbs!!

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