Thursday, November 27, 2008

thanksgiving treats

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  I'm sitting here on Thanksgiving morning,  sipping my coffee with one of my best friends,  getting enough energy to start cooking for the day.

But I've been happily busy baking all week.  Here are a few of our treats for our special day.

To set the atmosphere,  I made this fall display on the island.  

The pinecone jar was simple to make.  Place some pinecones in a mason jar,  tie with a fall ribbon, and tada!  Instant decoration.  (You could do the same with Christmas ribbon)
Here are my Double Chocolate Chip cookies.  I used a standard Chocolate Chip recipe and doubled the number of chips.....just half of the doubled chips were White Chocolate.....yum!
One of our cutest snacks is the turkey cupcakes.  I just baked the cupcakes,  frosted with chocolate icing and decorated with candy corn, mini chocolate chips, and orange icing for the nose.  The kids loved helping with this!

Here is Zander helping with the pumpkin pie he has been begging for, for two weeks.  I wondered why he wanted pumpkin pie so much,  since we never eat it, and then saw this recipe on Noggin.  So now I know why pumpkin pie seems so exciting!  I hope he enjoys it as much to eat as he has been anticipating. 

We are very thankful to have our friends,  The Nelsons,  with us today.  I hope all of you have a special day!


Anonymous said...

Very cute decorations and fun food!!! Did Zander like the pie?

Tiffany said...

You are so crafty! It's a wonder you did not teach primary. Happy Thanksgiving!