Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Thanksgiving food

My contributions to Thanksgiving dinner

Betty's Pumpkin Pie. I thought of the cute leaf design all by myself. :) It was pretty tasty too.

Jiffy Corn Pudding

Shrimp ( this unfortunately didn't get eaten b/c I left it out and forgot it. Dang it)

Danny's Top Secret Cranberry Sauce

PS. Do you spy the awesome glass milk container in the background? I will talk more about this in another post.

Apple Cream Pie

featured in the previous post.

Chocolate covered Oreo's with peppermint sprinkles. I found the coolest sprinkle twister at the Dollar Store. You just twist and little bitty peppermint pieces come out.

I also made a 7-layer salad that was also pretty tasty.

Now it's time for leftovers. Yummy Yummy.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

last minute dessert idea

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Hope your weekend is spectacular, safe, tasty, wonderful and just right.
For those of you that are still trying to find a last minute dessert, I have a delicious recipe for you. It is from a dear friend. She makes it every year for my BFF's birthday and it is always devoured. I will be bringing this dish to my in-laws for them to enjoy.
It comes from the 1999 Pillsbury Bake Off recipes
Glazed Apple Cream Pie
1 15 oz Pie crusts
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C milk
1/2 C whipping cream
1/4 C butter/margarine
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Apple Layer
2 Washington State Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thin slices
1 Tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 C powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon butter/margarine, softened
1. Prepare pie crust according to package directions for two-crust pie using 9-inch pie pan
2. Heat oven to 400F. In medium sauce pan combine sugar, 1/2 c milk, whipping cream and 1/2 c butter. Cook over medium-low heat until hot and butter is melted, stirring occasionally.
3. In small bowl, combine cornstarch add 2 TBS of milk, blend until smooth, add to mixture in saucepan, cook 7 minutes or until thickened stirring constantly. remove from heat. stir in 1 tsp of vanilla.
4. In medium bowl, combine apples, flour and cinnamon; mix well. Pour filling into crust-lines pan. arrange apple mixture evenly over filling. Top with second crust; seal edges and flute. Cut slits in top crust.
5. Bake 400F for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender. Cool 30 minutes.
6. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine all glaze ingredients; blend until smooth, Pour and spread glaze evenly over warm pie. Refrigerate 1/12 hours before serving.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Game On

This is how my husband and I communicate...

( let me set the scene) Danny and I are in the kitchen, I am making dinner and putting away dishes. He just got home and it looking for a snack, hes says to me...

D: I see someone has tried to beat my score!

Me: What are you talking about the score is even!

D: Oh you're right I miss counted.

D: And now I am one up on you!

Later that day...

Me: Looks Like the score is tied now!

Later that night...

D: Game set match on the first box

In case you aren't quite sure what we are referring to it's the box of Queen Ann Cherry Cordials.

We only eat them at Christmas time b/c that's when they are the best

Did you know that Queen Ann also sells Cordial Blueberries?

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I just thought of a neat game. Want to play?

Note: this is not my meal, mine was a lot smaller!

Today I went to Arby's and bought a small roast beef, fries, diet Pepsi and cherry turnover all for a dollar each. As I was eating/drinking each item I thought how wonderful a dollar taste.

Another example, mine are all food items, is McDonald's Tea (unsweet with 3 equals) I do not like their food but love their tea.

What do you just love or have to have that is only $1 (plus tax) Are their any good non food deals out there I am missing?

Friday, November 12, 2010

My Thanksgiving gift to you

Happy almost Thanksgiving. I have a treat for you all. Do you like cranberry sauce well you will once you see this cute recipe.

Isn't it adorable. Well it is from my husband when he was in Kindergarten. So it is 24 years old. And in pretty good condition. Legend goes that Danny made it every year for Thanksgiving. I guess that was until I met him because that boy hasn't made it since. lol Don't you love how it reads "top-secret" at the top! :)

I know a lot of people don't like cranberry sauce but believe me this recipe is delicious. Both sides of our family demand it every year. One year I forgot to bring it to my aunt Marcia's and i thought she was going to cancel Thanksgiving. haha
So give it a try this year and let me know what you think
2 cans of Cranberry sauce
2 oranges
1 orange jello
1 half a cup of hot water.
Peel and cut of the oranges in little bite size pieces, put them to the side. Mix together the cranberry sauce, orange jello and hot water, then add in orange pieces. Refrigerate for 45 mins. It actually better the next day!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I am ready for the music

Ok Halloween is over and done with, and I Want MY CHRISTMAS MUSIC. I have tried to find my infamous Mariah Carey Christmas CD but I can't find it.

Secretly I think Danny through it out. He doesn't like Christmas music like I do.

I love it all. The old, the new, the children's version. Speaking of that. Does anyone know the Hippopotamus Christmas song? Please tell me I am not the only one. Well if you haven't heard it, please check out this link. It is just too cute to pass up for all of those Christmas music lovers. :)

Do you listen to K-Love. Well they have the coolest contest going on right now, Caroling with the Newsboys. They will give you a phrase and you have to guess which Christmas Carol it is. For example: ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ Do you know what this Christmas Carol is? "NO L" (NOEL)

All winners receive the Newsboys Christmas CD and then a chance to go Caroling with the Newsboys in Florida. Too cool right. :)
I keep tyring, but no luck getting through.
Let the Christmas festivities begin....