miles to go…

snippets from the zellner family

thanksgiving weekend November 25, 2011

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We have had such a nice holiday.  My mother arrived on Tuesday and my in-laws arrived Wednesday.  My back has still been in bad shape so all of these amazing people helped take care of me, our family and our home! We cooked all my favorite goodies and had some fun trying some new recipes too.

    

One recipe they could all help with was to make individual pumpkin pies in small mason jars.

  

They turned out great.  Really yummy and just the right amount of dessert after a big lunch.

The second recipe was to make teepee cupcakes for the kids. This one required a lot more creativity to keep the cones from spilling all over the oven while they cooked. Thanks to mom for her idea that saved the day!

  

The kids rolled them in melted chocolate and then in sprinkles.

The third recipe was red velvet cake balls- Olivia requested this desset. They aren’t too pretty, but they were good to eat 🙂

The rest we made on Thursday morning- turkey, ham, cornbread dressing, pineapple delight casserole, sweet potato casserole, corn casserole, green beans, mashed potatoes, and broccoli salad.  YUM!

Dot trimmed all the hedges and took lots of active children on walks throughout the day and cleaned my kitchen numerous times!

Missing buttons were replaced on clothes and kids worked on school projects.  Dot and Grammy taught the girls how to whip stitch and did numerous crafts with each one.  Cord spent lots of time with his c-dub and we all laughed and laughed at c-dub’s stories of growing up! We put up the tree today, watched football, recovered from some late night shopping, and decorated the house before everyone went home tonight.  You just can’t get better than that.

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