Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Ready for Thanksgiving!

Tomorrow is the big day, and we are ready!

We have eaten special breakfasts, like free chick-fil-A chicken biscuits,
pumpkin cream cheese pancakes and
1 roll crescent rolls
1/2 can almond paste
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup powder sugar
1/2 tsp or more milk or water

Form ring with crescent rolls, making sure not to overlap too much.
Put almond paste (not too thick) in middle, cover with brown sugar,
roll in edges of crescent rolls, tucking in middle of circle.
Bake 425 11-15 minutes. Meanwhile, mix powder sugar, almond extract
and milk or water to form glaze.

read Thanksgiving books,had a Pilgrim theme day with a homemade sticky felt/duct tape shirt,
Pilgrim hat bean quesadilla
and Pilgrim hat oatmeal.
done Thanksgiving crafts/activities (which you'll see on my fall bucket list update),
took a special turkey lunch to school
rootbeer, tortilla roll up with veggies, turkey cheese stick, turkey dessert
ate a fruit turkey that W made,
grocery shopped for Thanksgiving essentials, (When I saw that cranberries were a limited time only, I kept buying them, I have three more bags not shown!)
had a Thanksgiving themed bath,
and prepped snacks
chocolate caramel pretzel turkey legs

and food for our trip to Nanny and Papaw's house!

B's First Cheeseball
(that I will decorate to look like a Turkey)
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese (plus extra for rolling)

  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Minced Onion (I used onion powder.)
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • (I also added a dash of W sauce.)
  • Make sure the cream cheese is softened, add in the garlic, onion, and salt and mix well.
  • In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir well so you don't have any large clumps of shredded cheese.
  • Use the spoon or your hands and roll into a ball. Coat the ball with extra shredded cheese (I used buddig beef so it would be brown.)
  •  Mock Pecan/Oatmeal Pie
    (I picked this because I don't like pecans, and my dad loves oatmeal.
    I also want to try the pretzel and the rice crispy mock pecan pie versions someday.)

    2 eggs
    2/3 c margarine/butter, melted
    2/3 c granulated sugar
    2/3 c light corn syrup

    2/3 c regular rolled oats
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust (i use a deep dish, forzen pie crust)

    1. Combine the eggs, margarine, sugar, corn syrup, oats, salt and vanilla in a bowl. Mix well.
    2. Pour into unbaked pie crust and bake for 1 hour at 350. You may want to put the pie on a cookie sheet to catch any over flow.  (I only had quick cooking or steel cut I used a little of both- hope it works out!)

    Candy Corn Magic Bars
    • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    • 1/2 cup butter, melted
    • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
    • 1 cup peanut butter chips
    • 1 cup coconut
    • 1 cup candy corn (make sure it is fresh!)
    • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
    1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9x13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.

    2. I used a box of graham cracker crumbs, but if you only have actual graham crackers, process them in a food processor until they are a fine crumb. Stir into butter. Press into the bottom of your prepared pan.
    3. Sprinkle white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, coconut, and candy corn over the top. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top of the bars.
    4. Bake for about 25 minutes, until they get golden around the edges. Cool completely before slicing into bars.  (If candy corn is hard, sprinkle over bars after baking instead.)
    I'm also bringing my creamy jalapeno corn, made ahead mashed potatoes, sugar cream pie (of course) and rolls to serve with

    Texas Roadhouse Butter

    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/3 cup confectioners sugar
    1/2 stick salted butter

    Allow butter to soften at room temp.
    Blend with mixer, and store in fridge.
    Allow to come to room temp again and stir before serving.

    Now to take a shower and put in curlers, we hit the road at 6am!

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