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Shop for the Holidays at Beall’s Outlet

Shop for the Holidays at Beall’s Outlet #ThankfulForBeallsShop for the Holidays at Beall’s Outlet

As an avid shopper, I can honestly tell you that I am always looking for value. The philosophy behind this site is that we are living the good life. One of the ways that I do that is by minimizing what I spend every single day so that when I want or need to make large purchases, I can do it. This year we are thrilled to be partnering with Beall’s Outlet to show you how to shop for the holidays without breaking the bank.

Shop for the Holidays at Beall’s Outlet #ThankfulForBeallsFor me, the holidays are all about tradition. Every Thanksgiving we rent a cabin in the North Georgia mountains close to the town of Blue Ridge or Morganton, Georgia. This is a tradition that we have been taking part in for at least 10 years. We get a 4-to-6-bedroom cabin (usually on the lake), we all take turns cooking and just spend time together as a family. My dad and stepmother are there along with my sister and her three kids.

This multi-generational trip creates such great memories for my kids as well as for us adults. I look forward to these four nights each year. This year, Beall’s has made it so much easier to cook and to create a beautiful holiday tablescape. We had such a fun time shopping at Beall’s and I am so excited to share some of my favorite finds.

Shop for the Holidays at Beall’s Outlet #ThankfulForBeallsBaking and Roasting with Beall’s

I absolutely love the kitchen section at Beall’s because we were able to find everything that we needed right away. They have great pans for cooking, baking sheets, roasting pans and so much more.

We stocked up on various sizes of cast iron skillets and if I had found a few more of that small size, I would have purchased them. I purchased a few cooling racks for all the goodies that we bake each season and my baking daughter has already said how much she loved them.

The white basket must be one of my favorite finds so far. It was $12.99 and it is made from white ceramic but looks like basket weave. It keeps your bread hot or your fruit cold depending on what you put in it.

Holiday Décor from Beall’s

Just look at the adorable décor I found at Beall’s for such a good deal. That turkey will look amazing on my dinner table and then the plates that I used as charger plates match the turkey perfectly. I found other décor to sit on the table, like the large acorns and the vase fillers, all in great fall colors.

Shop for the Holidays at Beall’s Outlet #ThankfulForBealls

My favorite holiday item has to be what I used for place cards. I love those pieces of wood which I believe are supposed to be ornaments or tags for gifts. We wrote names on them and put one at each place. Guests can take them home and hang them on their Christmas tree.

Shop for the Holidays at Beall’s Outlet #ThankfulForBeallsRustic Southern Skillet Cornbread Recipe

This cornbread is delicious and I guarantee that it will delight your family on Thanksgiving or any holiday. It is pretty easy to make and looks fabulous displayed on the table right in the cast iron skillet.

Ingredients:

  • 10-inch cast iron skillet
  • 2 cups stone-ground self-rising yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup fresh corn, cut from the cobb
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups whole buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp Crisco or lard
  • ½ stick butter, softened
  • Coarse sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place the cast iron skillet into the oven and allow it to come to temperature.
  2. While the skillet is heating, mix together the cornmeal, kosher salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add the fresh corn and toss to coat.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and buttermilk.
  4. Slowly add the wet mixture (eggs and buttermilk) to the cornmeal and corn mixture while mixing.
  5. Remove the hot skillet from the oven (be careful!).  Add the lard to the pan and coat the inner surface. Pour in the prepared batter and pop the skillet in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The cornbread is done when the center firms and the top of the bread becomes golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow the cornbread to rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Brush the top of the cornbread with the softened butter and the coarse salt.
  8. Serve right from the pan.

All that is left to do is eat, enjoy, and have great conversation. Happy Holidays!

Beall's Outlet gave me money to shop at their store and make this post, but all thoughts, ideas, and opinions expressed in this article are my own.

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12 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. That looks like a great place! My wife could definitely do some major damage there. I’ll have to show her this.

  2. My family loves cornbread but I’ve never made it with corn kernels. It sounds wonderful. Next time I’m going to try your recipe.

  3. Sounds like a lovely shop especially for all your decor and cooking needs. I love the items that you featured here as well!

  4. Ruth I.

    Is the cornbread that easy to do? I need to make some! I like Bealls outlet, it has what I need.

  5. Tim B

    I love eating corn bread this time of year! That log place setting tag is a great idea!

  6. I wish we had a Bealls nearby. I am quite certain I would be there often. I am also quite certain I would spend too much. lol That corn bread sounds scrumptious!

  7. Bealls has amazing items to decorate for the holidays! I need to get a cast iron skillet!

  8. Adaleta

    THis looks so great! I am so excited to enjoy some amazing food for the holidays!!

  9. Yum! I’ve actually been craving cornbread and chili lately. Just something about the combination. And cast iron is a must!

  10. Beall’s Outlet looks like a great store! I love all the finds you got there. They’re so pretty!

  11. Monica

    Oh awesome! Your decor looks beautiful and your recipe is just want I need right now too!

  12. What a neat place to check out, I Love checking out new outlets, the Bealls Outlet sounds like they know just what to offer the consumer this holiday season!

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