Here is a wonderful guide on how to host your very own cookie exchange party!
My Great Grandmother's Unbaked Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
6 Tbsp cocoa
2/3 cup peanut butter
2 cups quick cooking oats
Combine sugar, milk and vanilla, bring to a rolling boil and boil one minute. Add peanut butter, combine oats and cocoa; add to mixture. Spoon onto waxed paper. Let set about one hour.
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Family pack of cubed steak
Cream of chicken soup
Beefy onion soup mix
1 Cup of water
Add water and cream of chicken soup to crockpot and set to HIGH
Coat the cubed steak in flour lightly
lightly brown in frying pan
Mix Beefy Onion Soup mix in with water/cream of chicken soup mixture in crockpot
Put browned cubed steak in crockpot with mixture and cook on HIGH for about 5 hours (more or less depending on how much cube steak you have)
Serve as is or over rice!
This week The Jolly Kitchen is featuring some delicious recipes courtesy of Felicia from Go Graham Go. Felicia is helping us stay out of the kitchen by bringing us simple recipes for busy moms! When you get a chance, you should stop by her blog.
Enough Chicken Salad to feed an army! Cut it in half for a family of four!
4 Cans of White Meat Chicken (larger cans usually 2 for $5)
1 8oz block of cream cheese
1 cup of mayo
1/2 cup of chopped celery
3 tbs of chopped onions
4 cups of pecans chopped into fine pieces
Crumble chicken into bowl with celery, onions, and pecan pieces
Melt mayo and cream cheese in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds and mix together.
Mix in mayo/cream cheese mixture with the chicken mixture
Eat and enjoy alone or with crackers or bread!
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Ingredients:1 tube of crescent rolls
1/2 cube of cream cheese
6-8 chicken tenderloins
1/2 small onion finely chopped
1 can of cream of chicken soup
Cook chicken thouroughly. Finely chop cooked chicken. Melt cream cheese for about 15 seconds in microwave for easy mixing. Mix all ingredients together.
Lay crescent rolls out flat, spoon mixture onto the biggest section of crescent roll. Wrap sides around the mixture to form a "square" or pocket. Bake according to crescent roll package. Serve with cream of chicken soup on top for gravy!
If you want, you can also shape the dough into a ring as featured in the picture above. Just lay the crescent rolls out like a star and fold over top. This is a wonderful presentation if you are having dinner guests!
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
1 box of spice cake mix
One can of pumpkin (the regular sized can not the jumbo)
About 1/4 cup of water (use more or less to liking)
3/4 cup chocolate chips (tossed in flour so they don't sink to the bottom)
Mix it all together and bake them for 15 minutes at 350!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Here are some ideas for what to do with all of the food sitting in your refrigerator.
Turkey Pot Pie
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Turkey & Mashed Potato Frittata
Mr Breakfast's Holiday Leftover Tips
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Make Thanksgiving a relaxing day for all by planning and preparing ahead of time. There are many time saving tips that will help lessen the workload on Thanksgiving. This way you can have a relaxing, stress-free holiday as well!
1. Chop any vegetables you will be using to make your stuffing or casseroles. Place them in airtight containers.
2. Bake your pies or desserts the day before. Cover tightly with saran wrap.
3. If you are making mashed potatoes, go ahead and boil them until they are fork tender. Place them in an airtight container. The following day reheat the potatoes in the microwave and follow your recipe from that point.
4. Assemble your green bean casserole the day before. Do not add the french onions though. The next day, add the french onions and heat right before it's time to eat.
5. Wash all of your glasses, plates, polish silver, iron linens, make centerpieces, print place cards, and arrange flowers.
6. Set the table.
7. Remove turkey from packaging. Rinse with cold water and pat dry. Store in the refrigerator tightly covered with foil or saran wrap. Make sure to place a platter underneath to catch any liquid.
8. If you will be serving any cocktails, go ahead and premix and store in decorative decanters or bottles.
9. Tidy up the house if it needs it.
10. Gather anything you know you will need or will be using the next day.
Here are some free Thanksgiving printables that I found online.
Adorable turkey place cards from Martha Stewart
All of the senses are involved when you sit down to a meal. This is why having a beautifully set table is so important. Of course, using the perfect recipe creates the perfect taste, but without visual appeal, the meal can seem boring or unattractive. This is especially true at Thanksgiving, which is an important and greatly anticipated holiday. A beautiful table setting is the perfect introduction to a festive dinner like Thanksgiving.
There are Thanksgiving table setting ideas all over the internet. Of course, Martha Stewart, the uber hostess is filled with every type of table setting ranging from elegant to quirky and playful. Here are some adorable place settings from Martha's site.
I have to admit I have a bad sweet tooth! I never buy anything sweet for our home because I will devour it in 1.2 seconds! During the holidays, though, I totally indulge on Thanksgiving Day, the day after, Christmas, and the day after! One of my favorite desserts is pie. Any type of pie. I love pie! Here are some links to recipes from various websites that I have used before and I know are delicious! I do want to note though, that at Thanksgiving I don't bother with making crusts. I just buy the rolled Pillsbury crusts instead. There is way too much to bake and cook to bother with making crusts.
Classic Pumpkin Pie
French Apple Tart
I make this tart for my family ALL of the time! It is delicious, but a bit time consuming to make. I always cringe a little when I get requests for it at times other than the Holidays.