Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thankful Rolls

Here's a fun new tradition to add to your Thanksgiving Day.   Make a bunch of "I'm thankful for..." slips of paper.

As each guest arrives, have them complete the sentence with something that they're thankful for.

Then, wrap each slip in a little piece of tinfoil.

Place the tinfoil in a crescent roll (or other roll of your choice) and roll it up.

Bake as directed on the package.  When they come out of the oven you would never know there's a little surprise in each!

Now, here's the important part.  Make sure you tell your guests that there's something inside the crescent roll! I don't want anyone having to do the heimlich maneuver on Thanksgiving!

When you break open the roll, the little piece of foil is tucked inside and the slip of paper is in tact.

I plan on having each guest read their "I'm thankful for" paper, and then they will guess who wrote it.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Blessings to you,

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thankful Journals

We made these Thankful Journals at school, and I thought they would be good to do with your children at home or for my homeschooling friends.
We stapled writing paper inside a construction paper folder.

I used this model for the students to follow for their writing.
Then, every day in November they have written in their journals.

They have been so creative in thinking of things that they're thankful for.  

Blessings to you,

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Testing, Testing, 1-2-3 Thanksgiving Edition

I'm hosting Thanksgiving for the second year in row. And I'm very excited about it! There's something about it that makes me feel very grown up (as if the mortgage, minivan, husband, kids, and job wasn't enough to make me feel grown up!)
So any who, I wanted to test a side dish I found on Pinterest (where else?).
Roasted acorn squash...

Cut the acorn squash into fourths.

Take out the seeds and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and brown sugar. I'll be a little more generous with the brown sugar next time.

Bake at 400 degrees for about an hour and fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, sauté 1/4 cup each of dried cranberries and walnuts in 2 tbsp. of butter. When the squash is done spoon the cranberry and nut mixture on the top.

The answer is YES- I will be serving this on Thanksgiving!

- Blessings to you,
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

30 Days of Thankfulness

Today I'm thankful for Pinterest!  A little shallow, I know.  Of course,  I'm thankful for my family, my home, food, and all of that.  But sometimes it's the little things that bring happiness!
Tonight, each recipe I made for dinner was from Pinterest.  All of the dishes were yummy, and I would make them all again.  Here's what I made (Click the pics to go the original sites for the recipes)::
Cheddar & Cracker Chicken

Paula Deen's Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Ok, Ok, I'm not JUST thankful for Pinterest.  I'm also thankful for the sweet friends we had over that I could cook these Pinterest finds for!
Blessings to you,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A is for Apple

My daughter loves apples but with the recent mass exodus of her teeth, biting into an apple is impossible for her!  So we've had to move to the slices.  But, the precut slices are pricey, and when I cut the apples ahead of time, the slices turn brown.  Once again-Pinterest comes to the rescue.  I saw this great idea and decided to see if it worked, and it did!
Simply cut the apple using an apple slicer.  Don't cut the apple all the way through.  Stop just short of the bottom.

Then, wrap a rubber band around the apple. (Wash the rubber band first).

Next, hold the apple and push the apple all the way through the slicer, keeping the core in place.

Stick it in a baggie.

And it won't brown!  

Blessings to you, 


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