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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful the preview.

I have so much to be thankful for...and since I want to take the time tomorrow to appreciate all that I am thankful for... the cooking/mess started today. I am so thankful for all of my "helpers". They each got to pick one thing to make for dinner, Jackson picked apple pie. I am not the biggest fruit pie fan, if I am going to have dessert, I'm all about rich gooey chocolate. I'll save the fruit for when I want to eat healthy...that being said I am actually really excited about this pie.
(Please excuse my pile of junk mail in the background, such is my life :)
We have never made it this way before. You put the apples in the crust, and then you pour a carmel sauce all over the top and bake it... It looks and smells really yummy. Mommy tip, go ahead and let your 5 yr old "do" the crust.. We'll call it the rustic look. Mina wants to help with everything,,who am I kidding they all want to "help" with everything. She did do a good job with the praline topping for the sweet potatoes. Speaking of praline topping, we had a bit extra, so I sliced up a few more apples, dumped the praline topping on them and popped them in the oven... yum-o. Collin the poor kid has a wrestling tournament today, have I ever mentioned that I am not a fan of high-school wrestling? I hate watching my (biggest)baby try to "make weight" every week. He lost over 17 pounds in the last few weeks. SCARY. So this morning when the house smelled of baking apple pies and sizzling sausage he politely asked me if I could drop him off at school a little early since I was torturing him. He looks pathetic. I don't get it. He doesn't have another tournament for a week so he is looking forward to Thanksgiving more than any of us. So when I asked Kobi what she wanted to make for Thanksgiving dinner, her reply... "Oreo Cheesecake" . That a girl. I knew I loved you.. We will be tackling that one when the babies take their nap this afternoon.
p.s. now for a question... I usually don't post food photos on here because I think photos of food can look really disgusting unless you take amazing photos, which I do not. I have been toying with the idea of adding some simple recipes to my blog. I love cooking which is a good thing because we are food people and I spend WAY too much time in the kitchen. I have a bunch of easy dinners and I have been considering sharing my way easy secrets, but I don't want to gross anyone out with up close and personal images of food. Whatcha think?

12 comments:

Kristi said...

Please share your recipes! I tried out a new one last night (taco ring) and the fam all loved it. We're stuck in a recipe rut!

chksngr said...

Share 'em girl!!! I need recipes that are kid friendly and you seem to have a good environment for such things!!!

Love for Lilly Yin said...

Share, Share, please...I am burnt out on the same ole stuff and need new ideas. And the quicker the better.. I am NOT a fan of wrestling either. Landon just started wrestling this year, and I wen to the first match yesterday...WOW so many rednecks(from the other team, not ours) yelling in an enclosed space..not to mention the wrestling outfit things they wear..Yuck..

Mommy said...

Bring it on sister. I think we should start a blog roundup by sharing easy recipes. I'll let you take care of that one (but I'll make you a button). HA! Happy Thanksgiving. Much to be thankful for this year.

Jen said...

I agree! Please do share your recipes! We get tired of the same old recipes week in and week out.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Blessings!

Brandi said...

Yes, please share! I'm all about easy recipes!

Looks like you have lots of GREAT helpers! Happy Thanksgiving!

Annie said...

Would love it! I am always looking for kid friendly, easy but good recipes! That's not too much to ask, is it?? LOL!

rgshrs said...

Please, please, please share any easy recipes!! I really don't cook and with the hubby in the desert the girls are getting by on Mama's cooking, trust me it's getting old! LOL Fire away I've got the printer ready!!! ;)

Kathleen said...

You KNOW I'm onboard! (and I'm with you on the fruit pie thing - I'm about to make a Choc.Chip Pie that is RIDICULOUSLY rich!! Hopefully you got the slow cooker creamed spinach recipe I forwarded a couple weeks ago - save oven space!) Tell me Collin doesn't spit into a cup like the guys I went to high school did to "make weight..." : (

Robin said...

I love a good EASY recipe so post away. Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings,
Robin

Sarabeth Hudson said...

Easy cooking is the only kind I like, so bring on the recipes, girl! Share!!!

Jennifer Barbee said...

Bring on the recipe secrets!