Simple Holiday Entertaining

glade holiday candles, holiday brunch, brunch party, entertaining, blair culwell, the fox and she

glade holiday candles, holiday brunch, brunch party, entertaining, blair culwell, the fox and she

glade holiday candles, holiday brunch, brunch party, entertaining, blair culwell, the fox and she

glade holiday candles, holiday brunch, brunch party, entertaining, blair culwell, the fox and she

glade holiday candles, holiday brunch, brunch party, entertaining, blair culwell, the fox and she

glade holiday candles, holiday brunch, brunch party, entertaining, blair culwell, the fox and she

glade holiday candles, holiday brunch, brunch party, entertaining, blair culwell, the fox and she

glade holiday candles, holiday brunch, brunch party, entertaining, blair culwell, the fox and she

glade holiday candles, holiday brunch, brunch party, entertaining, blair culwell, the fox and she

*This post was created in partnership with Glade, as always, all opinions are my own!

I love to entertain, but don’t get to do it as often as I’d like since our place can only hold so many, so when I do, it’s typically a cozy affair. The best part about entertaining is that it doesn’t have to be an elaborate event. The holidays get so crazy and sometimes I don’t have time to create a beautiful tablescape or cook multiple fancy dishes. Okay, let’s be real, I almost never have time to do that! For the most part, my entertaining involves a simple table with candles and maybe even fresh flowers paired with some easy dishes so that I get to enjoy my company too!

For a recent casual holiday brunch, these Glade Holiday candles came to the rescue. Nothing gives ambiance to a room like a great smelling candle and the hot cocoa and mint candle was ideal for a brunch party! This cozy scent reminds me of winter nights curled up by the fire with a cup of cocoa with my family and makes me feel instantly happy and relaxed. We gathered around the table and enjoyed a breakfast of frittata (recipe is below), fresh fruit and crispy hashbrowns. Oh, and lots of hot coffee and cocoa!

After the mini party was over, I pulled out my other favorite candle that reminds me of holiday parties filled with the amazing smell of fresh pine needles from wreaths and trees and started decorating for the next holiday!

Be sure to follow Glade on Pinterest for more amazing scents for the holidays and year round!

Frittata, serves 4-6

  • 1-2 tsp canola oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 handfuls crumbled turkey sausage, cooked
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 5 egg whites
  • 5 whole eggs
  • 1 avocado cubed, as garnish
  • salsa, as garnish
  • * you can easily add mushrooms, spinach or any other veggie too! measurements are also not exact as it doesn’t really matter

    Method

    In a large bowl, combine eggs and egg whites and beat until mixed. Preheat oven broiler to high with the shelf in the middle of the oven.In an oven safe saute pan heat oil until hot. Saute peppers and onions until cooked, about 5-8 minutes. Add sausage and cook until slightly browned and heated through. Lower heat and pour eggs in. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir to combine all ingredients. Let the pan sit and cook untouched for 5 minutes until the egg starts to set around the edges. Remove from heat and sprinkle with feta cheese. Place in the oven under the broiler for 8-10 minutes or until the egg is cooked through and the top is lightly browned. (The uneven browning was due to one section having no cheese for my sister who doesn’t like cheese!)

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