Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts

Thanksgiving Dinner Sandwich

There is no shame in my game. I get way too excited about Thanksgiving! The actual meal is pretty wonderful, but the days and days of leftovers are what dreams are made of for me!

There are so many ways to serve them, but my favorite is the Thanksgiving Dinner Sandwich!
I like to serve this on croissants. The flakiness adds so much yum to this! 

This sandwich can be made anyway you like it, with whatever leftovers you have on hand.
I like to stick to the basics, but my husband adds the veggies to his!

To make the Thanksgiving Dinner Sandwich, Sara Style:
Cut a Croissant in half.
Add a layer of stuffing,
a drizzle of gravy,
Then top with turkey and another drizzle of gravy.
Pop in the microwave for about a minute and a half, or better yet, warm in a 350 degree oven for about 13-15 minutes.

This is the way to eat your leftovers on a crusty, flaky open face sandwich! You will need a knife and fork for this one!

From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

12+ Cranberry Sauce Recipes to Crave

If you want to step up from canned cranberry sauce, you are in the right place! I found 12 of the best cranberry sauce recipes to share with you. 

I have never even tried cranberry sauce before. I am a 40 year old woman.
Growing up, it was not a dish to be found at a single Thanksgiving meal I attended. I can't recall ever seeing my mom ponder a can of cranberry sauce at the store, and certainly she never bought fresh cranberries. I don't even think those could be found in my tiny town growing up.

My mother in law likes it though. Over the years she seems to have figured out that cranberry never occurs to me when I am preparing the meal. She has been bringing a can of cranberry along hopefully for years.

Canned cranberry sauce looks gross though. It reminds me of beets, which I also don't like. HA! I used to pride myself on not being a picky eater, but this post might prove otherwise.

This year I am going to go out of my way and attempt to make a real proper cranberry dish to wow my mother in law this Thanksgiving. I found 12 recipes that look amazing. So much better than a blob of canned cranberry!

Easy Citrus Cranberry Sauce by Spend with Pennies
Best Ever Cranberry Sauce by Mom on Time Out
Homemade Cranberry Sauce by Sugar Spun Run
Ten Minute Cranberry Sauce by Swanky Recipes
Sugar Free Orange Cranberry Sauce by Make Life Lovely
Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce by A Mom's Impression
Homemade Cranberry Sauce by All She Cooks
Fresh Berry Cranberry Sauce by My Turn For Us
Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce by Cincy Shopper
Cranberry Chutney by Mom Foodie
Grape Cranberry Sauce by Cindy's Recipes
Gran Mariner Cranberry Sauce by The Kitchen is My Playground

Which of these recipes sound best to you? And please! Someone tell me exactly how you prepare a can of cranberry sauce.

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Easy Cornucopia Snack for Kids

Thanksgiving is near and there is no better way to build excitement for the kids than with a yummy and easy snack like this kid made Cornucopia snack!

This is such an easy snack to make with little kids. My preschooler and first grader had a ton of fun making, sharing and eating this!

It is as simple as dumping your ingredients in a large bowl and giving it a stir! You can completely customize the ingredients to match your preferences or what you have on hand!

Unless otherwise specified, use one small box or package of each ingredient
Cheeze Its
Honey Nut Cheerios
Fruit Flavored Mini Marshmallows
Dry Roasted Peanuts
Peanut Butter M&Ms
Milk Chocolate M&Ms
Peanut M&Ms
Chocolate Chips
Sugar Waffle Cones

After mixing well scoop the mix into sugar cones and serve!

This stores for 3-5 days in an airtight container or ziploc baggies. We like to substitute Rice or Corn Chex for Cheerios and Reeses Pieces for M&Ms sometimes. No matter what you mix into this Easy Cornucopia Snack, it will be a delicious hit with anyone you share it with!

7 Hilarious Hats for Thanksgiving

This post does contain affiliate links. I may get a peanut if you make a purchase.

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends, but sometimes, a little fun is in order. Break the ice with an outrgeous hat that proclaims your love of Turkey.

There is always a special guest at an Honorary Turkey at an event like Thanksgiving dinner, show them how much it means to you to have them there with a hat like this.

Hey, those hats above are clever, but if you are going to wear a hat like this, why not get The Turkey Hat to End ALL Turkey Hats?

Face it, some people just aren't ready for a full blown statement like a turkey hat, so this cute little headband makes a good starting point.

If you are looking to make more of a historical fashion statement on Thanksgiving, allow me to urge you to check out this impressive Pilgrim hat.

Better safe than sorry. I wouldn't doubt it if your annoying cousin already has that hat and is planning to wear it on Thanksgiving. You better go ahead and check out this Deluxe Pilgrims Hat so you don't look like a pair of fools, lumped together with your cousin...

If Thanksgiving is a sweet affair for you, you might need to get this It's All About the Pie hat to declare what part of Thanksgiving dinner steals your heart.

17 Must Read Thanksgiving Books for the Kids

This post contains affiliate links, but the list was inspired by the reading material I have for my children this month.

Thanksgiving is near and everyone is excited for the time with family, the parades and of course the food! This year, why not build on that excitement while offering your kids a chance to read, learn and be entertained without screentime?

I have compiled a great book list for my kids, Roo and Harp and I think your kids will love these titles too. You can order them via the links below or perhaps look for them at your local library.

Pete the Cat's Thanksgiving

Reading Railroad : Giving Thanks

Little Critter Just a Special Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Helper

Bright Baby Thanksgiving

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

Ladybug Gives Thanks

What is Thanksgiving?

The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks

T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving Story

Happy Thanksgiving Curious George

Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet 

Arthur's Thanksgiving

 Five Silly Turkeys

Turkey Trouble

10 Fat Turkeys

Have your kids read any of these books? If you have a favorite I would love to hear about it so we can look for it!

10 Must Try Pumpkin Pie Recipes

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is the pie! I can't get enough pumpkin pie! I like how almost every pumpkin pie you sample tastes a little different from the last, but I love when I get to try a pumpkin pie with a twist or a spin to make it unique! If you feel the same about pumpkin pie as I do you won't want to miss these 10 Must Try Pumpkin Pie Recipes!

Pumpkin Yogurt Pie
Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie
Mini Pumpkin Pie with Sugar Cookie Crust
Sweet Potato Pumpkin Kiwi Pie Parfaits
Pumpkin Pocket Pastry
Low Carb Mini Pumpkin Pies
Pumpkin Pie Squares
An Amazing Pumpkin Pie
No Bake Pumpkin Pie
Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Which of these 10 Must Try Pumpkin Pie Recipes do you want to try first? I think I will make the Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie! I love the combination of chocolate and pumpkin. Do you have a favorite pumpkin pie recipe? I would love to hear about it!