Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

On my holiday to-do list were several Thanksgiving things. My family and I got most of them done and had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my in-laws. Here is a synopsis of our wonderful holiday according to the list I posted earlier.

Name card project:
When I was young my mom and I would often go to my grandparents house for holidays. We would make gum drop turkeys for Thanksgiving. I wanted to keep this tradition going so we made those and put name tags in them.

We took those gummy fruit slices and used them for the base. Cut toothpicks in half and stuck them into the fruit slices.  Then we added the gum drops on top of the toothpicks. What really made these was when my hubby took the "head" and put it sideways. Before that they looked pretty silly. 
I had my oldest girl who is learning to write in school write the names of everyone who would be there. We put them on top of the turkeys. They turned out so cute.

Turkey Marinade:
So, so good! I would highly recommend it. I have never made a turkey that was so moist! It was actually done an hour before I thought and rested with tin foil over it for the remainder of the time and it was still amazing! Here is the link where you will find the recipe. I just used allspice instead of the Asian spice stuff.

Activity for Thanksgiving Day:
In addition to the gum drop turkeys, we made turkey cups to fill with ranch and sliced veggies.

Hubby was having fun with them before we filled them.

This one was mine, and the tail feathers were not as long as the others so this one looks a little funny, but the rest looked pretty cute.

Pumpkin Pie:

I have used this recipe for several years now and have never had a problem with it. I tried it with regular jack-o-lantern pumpkins for the first time this year and they turned out great; well to be honest, 5 out of the 9 I made this fall are great. We haven't eaten the other 4. They are freezing for another time. We are pumpkin pied out for the moment.

I hope someone out there can use something in here... :)


    1. I'm glad that you enjoyed my turkey brine.

      1. I cannot say it enough: I was really really good! Thanks for sharing it with the world!