How was your Thanksgiving? Did you get stuffed like a .... you know! We certainly did. Here are some pictures from last week... with evidence of our Turkey-day delights...
|My Thanksgiving Mantel-scape|
|Turkeys in disguise to avoid being the main course|
|Our Charlie Brown Thanksgiving|
|Brooke did the Pumpkin Pie completely by herself! Even used the idea of mini-pumpkin pies she saw on Pinterest. Brenden "frosted" the cookies with melted Chocolate|
|The Turkey cookies before "frosting"...|
|... and after! The chocolate hardens. Aren't Brooke's little pies cute? They and the big one were delicious.|
|The rest of the dessert buffet. I put out fudge and toffee as well.|
|Appetizers which we use for lunch while waiting on the turkey.|
|They were goofing around and I caught them trying to act like they weren't! Brooke's face is the give-away though!|
|Wrapped up the weekend with a decorated tree!|
As I mentioned above, I tried a last-minute easy-toffee recipe I found through a link up and it was amazingly easy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Check it out here.
This week is a pretty basic week and a bit of a calm before the proverbial storm. (Next week we have daily rehearsals before the curtain call of our church's big Christmas production next Friday). I am doing some final little Christmas decor touches and cleaning up the aftermath of Thanksgiving and decorating. Feeling weary with your daily to-dos? Check out this article I found last week about What it Really Means to our Husbands When We Manage Our Homes. I shared it on Facebook today. It encouraged me a great deal. Oh, and one other awesomely excitable note: we get to go see Handel's Messiah performed LIVE on Sunday afternoon. I have never seen it live and the whole family is looking forward to this amazing experience.
Menu for this week...
- eggs and potato cakes
hubby: leftover Pork Fried Rice, Chicken Salad
me and kids: leftovers, Ham or Bologna sandwiches
It may sound weird but it is the easiest and best way to make use of your Thanksgiving leftovers. Butter a 13x9 dish (I use margarine), cut bite-size pieces of leftover turkey and place along bottom, sprinkle a tad of leftover gravy, smear a layer of left-over stuffing, thin layer of gravy, layer of leftover mashed potatoes, thin layer of gravy. Bake at 350-375 for about 30-45 minutes. Basically, until good and warm all the way through. Serve with any other left-over tidbits like Green Bean Casserole, Corn, Salad, and/or rolls.
Chicken Salad and Fresh Bread
Pork Fried Rice
Chicken Fettuccine with fresh Salad and Garlic Bread Sticks
Home-made Beef and Bean Burritos
I simply love this recipe for tortillas. So easy and delicious.
Burgers and Home Fries
What are you cooking this week?