Thanksgiving

 2011

Cranberry, Pumpkin, and Apple Pie Thanksgiving

We’ve been enjoying ourselves in the kitchen these past couple of days.  Buck, Honeybee and I started off by reading Cranberry Thanksgiving and P is for Pilgrim.
First we baked these cute little Turkey Sugar Cookies.
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We even had a little “unschooling” lesson on measurements, placing them 2” apart on the cookie sheet.
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Next we started on Grandmother’s Famous Cranberry Bread.  You can find this recipe in the back of Cranberry Thanksgiving.
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Buck enjoyed sifting the dry ingredients.

Honeybee stirred in the Craisins.  We went with these instead of using both raisins and cranberries.  We also doubled the butter…It is Thanksgiving!!
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This bread turned out wonderful!!  No wonder Mr. Hoarce was trying to steal the recipe Winking smile
We are definitely adding this to our traditional menu.
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Snuggle Bug made her traditional Pumpkin Pies ~
(We make two pies from this recipe)
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and The House Cat sliced lots of apples to make her daddy’s favorite Apple Pies.
(We use prepared crusts)
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Both of these turned out so yummy!
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Granny and Papa came in last night and we enjoyed hanging out watching I Love Lucy re-runs. This morning we cooked a feast.
Granny seasoned up the turkey breast – Cajun style.
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She actually picked up the dressing from Piggly Wiggly on her way.  I have to admit it was delicious!  She is a great cook but, likes their cornbread dressing more than her own.
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By the way she makes the most delicious fruit salad.
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Here’s the recipe ~
4 lg Oranges or 6 sm., remove all pulp then add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar depending on the sweetness of the oranges.
Add ~
2 Bananas, sliced
1 Can of Mandarin oranges, drained
1 Can (Oregon) Thompson grapes, drained
1 Can  Pineapple tidbits, drained
1 jar Maraschino cherries, drained
8 oz. carton Sour Cream
Mix all together and refrigerate.
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Snuggle Bug did a beautiful job setting the table.
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And here’s the result of all that hard work ~
Yummy!!
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Dear Lord we are so thankful for ALL of the Many Blessings you continue to bestow upon us.

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