Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankgiving Recipes...and a Sneak Peek of Christmas

Oh Boy, It's almost Turkey day! Are you busy gettin' ready? I know I have a lot on my to-do list today. First thing is making some delicious pie. We'll be having my ole' stand-by the Amish Apple Pie. Then I'm going to try this delicious Turtle Pumpkin Pie from the new Gooseberry Patch Harvest Cookbook.  I'm looking forward to getting in the kitchen to roll out my pie crusts.

Turtle Pumpkin Pie

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. carmel icecream topping divided
9 inch graham cracker crust
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. pecan pieces, divided
1 cup milk
2 (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding pkg.
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
8 oz. container frozen whipped topping, divided

Pour 1/4 cup carmel topping into crust. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup nuts. Beat milk, dry pudding mixes, pumpkin and spices with a whisk until blended. Stir in 1 1/2 cups whipped topping; spread mixture into crust. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Before serving, spread with remaining whipped topping, drizzle with remaining carmel topping and sprinkle with remaining pecans. Serves 10

Speaking of recipes perhaps you are looking for a sweet treat to bake for the game or a snack for this weekend. Check out these Shortbread Candy Corn Kissed Brownies from Picky Palate I took these last night for Christmas play practice and they were a hit. You may see pictures later next month using the cany cane kisses instead of the Fall candy corn kisses she used. The shortbread layer just melts in your mouth. The Mom's and Grandma's were so tempted yesterday they had to have a small sample too. It's just smelled so good while it was in the oven.


photo courtesy of Picky Palate

I am reminded of the very first thanksgiving and what that must have been like. I wonder if the pilgrims felt blessed or if they were comforted by God and the promise of a new life here. As I look back over the last year I'm so thankful for the time I've had with my family close by. There's nothing that I don't treasure more than these times.

I'm thankful for...

time with my husband

time with my children

being able to see my mother and father in law and seeing the joy in my children having grandparents close by

having extra help from family (never experienced this before with military life) just a phone call away

my health

precious visits with my sweet Aunt Princess

visits with my sisters

becoming a part of my old church family again and seeing some old faces that I haven't seen for almost 20 years

Here's a sneak peek to what I've been busy with over the last few days...

Blessings this Thanksgiving to you and your family, our blessings truly are given by God.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Carey!


  2. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  4. Hi Carey! Your tree is beautiful! Love it!

    Carmen and the Primcats