Thanksgiving Primary Singing Time

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Well we just had the missionaries over for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday night. I made a ham and cheesy potatoes and some pecan tarts and raspberry jello with cranberries and crushed pineapple in it. Yummy cornbread and corn too. Now I’m going to have so much food tomorrow with our turkey and stuffing and all, that I don’t even want to think about it. I’ll be in a food coma!

 White you are planning your Sunday singing time, enjoy all of this yummy food I’ve eaten and taken pictures of this week, recovering from said food coma! This Sunday I would use turkeys and put a song on each turkey feather. That is always fun! If you haven’t done turkeys yet. If you have, then Put a curl on santa’s beard and songs on each white curled strip on his face. Use a printout of Santa or else just a cardboard cutout.

Here are some of the yummy dishes I ate this week at various harvest parties and get togethers!
These potatoes were DIVINE!
The secret ingredient in the twice baked potatoes is cream! And of course the bacon makes everything betta! Chinese Chicken Salad with dried cranberries and mandarin oranges. I added some slivered almonds too. Yum. Corn pudding. I’d never tried this before but it was good! Kind of sweet and savory at the same time. I found a recipe at Taste of Home HERE that got a 4.9 rating! It would be a fun, new recipe to try! I loved it! I made some cute Thanksgiving cupcakes too…Scarecrows and Turkey Cupcakes with Orange Slice Candy hats and Lemonhead heads and Candycorn feathers and beaks.
I also found these fall colored Reese’s Pieces candies that added a yummy touch to these Peanut Butter Cookies. They looked pretty on my fall brown crockery platter. Another one of the teachers made these delectable chocolate turkey cupcakes. Yummo! 
And these pecan tartlets were to die for. I ate two of them! They are like a tiny pecan pie! I found a similar recipe at All Recipes.com, HERE.  It’s my favorite cooking website because everything is rated by like thousands of home cooks. You KNOW it’s gonna be good.
Had to have something healthy too! Everything tasted really great. Another yummy thing we had was Cranberry Sprite! It’s NEW and Superbly YUMMY! Try it this holiday! I am planning my menu for Thanksgiving Day too. I’m going to do my favs but add some of those pecan tartlets and some Sweet Potato Casserole too.

Little Pinecone Turkey Placecards….check out my previous blog post for the tutorial Here at Weekday Chef. Besides making some excellent memories with your kids and family this year doing some fun crafts like Gingerbread houses, Little turkeys out of pine cones (above… my granddaughter is modeling them as hair bows lol) or making sugar Christmas cookies or breads….we play Pin the Hat on the Turkey. 
 What side dishes do you plan to go along with your turkey and stuffing? 
Side dishes….besides your obligatory potatoes, gravy and stuffing, WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER FAVORITES? WELL….And besides all of the wonderful pies we all make….My daughter-in-law Cait made these cute mini apple pies….So cute….what else do you love on Thanksgiving Day???! My favorite salad is one my mom always made…..fresh cranberry….Check out the recipe HERE at Weekday Chef. The fun thing about it is my siblings all make this one too. You make family traditions with all of your side dishes, did you KNOW THAT? Yeah. It’s true! My son  Devin made this spinach salad….doesn’t it look yummy? So pretty too! It is seriously one of my very favorite side salads to any meal….with spinach, candied pecans, avocado, strawberries and a sweet raspberry vineagrette. My niece Becky made this to die for sweet potato casserole…I found a recipe for it at All Recipes.com HERE. …it is really yummy and tastes almost llike a dessert it’s so good! One that I have always made is the French’s Fried Onions Green Bean Casserole with Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup in it. You just Have to have some green bean casserole! The recipe is on the back of the French’s Onion Can. And of course you can’t forget the homemade rolls and real salted butter. I love to have some really good raspberry jam to go with it.

Here is the link at Patties Place. I have lots of Thanksgiving decor I’ve taken pics of.  It’s my other blog. Try a new side dish this Thanksgiving you haven’t tried before. And have fun at YOUR get together this fall holiday! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving from my house to yours!

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