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Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're interested in past weeks and more recommendations, you can find those here.  If you make your own Three on Thursday list, please share it in the comments so I can check it out.


ONE.

We Like Drinking Podcast.  If you're wondering if it's exactly what it sounds like, you are correct.  It's like a panel discussion all about beer, wine, and liquor.  You actually learn a ton, but it's completely hilarious so you're laughing the whole time.  They talk about everything from new releases to why vodka and red bull is such a bad choice.  I'm not that into wine so I love that they include everything else too.  It's just a really fun and relaxing podcast to listen to, like sitting around and drinking with friends.

TWO.

Chafing Dishes.  I walked a fine line with this one, back and forth until I made a decision.  Is it too clutter-y to keep around dishes like this for using 2 to 3 times a year?  Is it too wasteful to instead keep buying disposables?  I wanted these because we host Halloween, the Kentucky Derby, and probably the 4th of July next year, and I actually enjoy making themed foods for these events.  I do not enjoy being in the kitchen all day and ignoring guests, so I knew I wanted some way of keeping things warm.  Obviously, I decided to get the real ones and I don't regret it.  We have (completely out of the way) space to store them and they worked so well.  We used them for our Halloween party and you just couldn't beat the convenience of setting it up and leaving it alone.  Guests were well fed but also not ignored.  We'll use them for years to come and hey, since someone in John's family hosts a party for literally every holiday, the host can borrow these any time they want.

THREE.

Roll Up Dish Drying Rack.  This is a helpful item in general, but even more so when hosting during the holiday season.  We have a big farmhouse style sink, as a lot of houses do these days.  This is simply a drying rack that you roll open and rest on the edges of one half of the sink.  You can still use the other half then to wash hands and dishes.  I like to use real dishes when we have people over so as not to create any paper and plastic waste, so this contraption makes it very easy to quickly wash any glassware that makes it's way into the kitchen.  Ensures we never really run out of dishes to offer!  It's very sturdy but has silicone on the outside so it doesn't scratch anything.  You can also use it to protect countertops when you need somewhere to rest hot pans and baking dishes.  And it rolls up nice and compact for storage when not in use.  Win.