Saturday, November 29, 2014

What Did I End Up Bringing for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving went really well - except for the fact that Mica's eyes got all red from the cats. How I wish he didn't inherit that from me. I'm lucky my cousin is a pharmacist. I asked him if he could have 1/2 my Singular I had on me for an emergency. I'm still trying to take no allergy medicines. I was just getting immune to them. I seriously feel the same off them as I do on them. Mica could in fact take 1/2 my Singular, and a small dose of Benadryl. That took care of his eyes. He went on to play, and had a great time.

We had a ton of food. Everyone brings a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. I didn't take photos of all the stuff I brought.

Veggie Turkey Tray

I did take a photo of my veggie tray. Dad said that I already made enough things, but I wanted to make a veggie turkey. I bought a turkey craft set at Michaels, and used it for the tray. I cut up everything, and let Isaak place it around the blue plate. I always like using the big blue plate because it was my Grandmother's.

Stuffed Squash

I know my aunt that hosted the gathering loves squash. No one ever brings it, so I did. You can find the recipe here. I made it the same way, except peeled and cut the squash ahead of time. That way anyone could dig in without eating 1/2 a squash. I also replaced the brown sugar with coconut sugar, and did 1/2 pumpkin seeds and 1/2 sliced almonds. The below image looks pretty, but it isn't practical to eat the squash that way.


Pilgrim Hat Muffins

I made pumpkin muffins. I used this recipe. It's so good. Then I topped the muffins with a dollop of cream cheese frosting, a Kebbler stripped cookie chocolate side up, another dollop of cream cheese frosting, and a mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. I piped yellow cream cheese frosting around the cookie and Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. You can add a buckle to make it look more like a pilgrims hat. I didn't do the buckle part this year.

This is a photo from last year. I did just pilgrim hats this year with Kebler stripped cookies, and less piping. I actually liked them better this year. They were cleaner, and looked more like hats. No they are not good for you. I was expecting to have a lot of muffins left over, but only had 1 left. There were pies galore.

I also brought a bowl pomegrante seeds, which Isaak and I love.

The kids played with my cousin's kids. I talked with my aunts, my 1 girl cousin, oldest sister, and mom. Dad watched TV, and talked with my guy cousins. It was a good time.

It was freezing out, and the boys still played outside.

We got home at 7:15, and Mica put himself to sleep soon after. He had a food and drug coma going on. 

If I Was Hosting...

I'd seriously consider making this wonderful Balsamic Prime Rib with Pumpkin Gnocchi!

How did your Thanksgiving go?

I didn't do the Black Friday Shopping this year. We set up our Christmas tree instead. I even have a few gifts wrapped under it. 

Did you shop on Black Friday?


Unknown said...

I wish you had taken photos of the food, if it looked anything like those photos, they would have been delicious!

Reece's Pieces are probably my favourite chocolate. Period.

Masshole Mommy said...

I am wicked allergic to cats, too, so I feel his pain.

Chris and I were in NYC for Thanksgiving, but I am glad to hear yours went so well.

mail4rosey said...

I like the things you made. I saw the turkey platter on G+ and came over to have a look. :)

We haven't put our tree up and usually we do the day after Thanksgiving.

~ Noelle said...

Thanksgiving was nice here... besides me being sick.. but oh well :)
I didn't do black friday, never have... lol, i have no desire to fight the masses...
We haven't done it yet...
I figure I will do it this weekend.

Maryann D. said...

My daughter who is vegan would have loved your veggie turkey tray! She always has to bring her own food and this would be a great idea for her next year!
twinkle at optonline dot net

Theresa Mahoney said...

Sounds like you had some yummy treats! We put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving too, but I did sneak in a little shopping as well.

Ai Sakura said...

The vegetable turkey is genius!! And so cute too :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Eat To Live said...

I love squash too!! I am always surprised when someone says they don't like squash.
Glad to hear you had a very nice Thanksgiving.

Terra Heck said...

Glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving. I love that veggie tray. It's so cute and festive!


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