Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

 This year The Girl wanted to decorate the tables for our big Thanksgiving meal at my mother's house. For this we had two projects. First The Kids made leaf prints, which are basically hand prints but with leaves. These were turned in to lanterns simply by taking legal paper, making the painted prints and then stapling it into a cylinder and placing a small tea light and votive in the middle.
The other thing we made was turkeys out of scrapbook paper. We used a combination of turkey templates from Martha Stewart's website. The body, wing, and head were from this one
and the tail shapes were from this one.

 Our family's contrabutions to the meal were mixed roasted veggie and from scratch pumpkin pies.

Orange Maple Roasted Vegetables:
Peal and prepare your asparagus, carrots and parsnips.
Cut carrots and parsnips. try to keep them about the same size as the asparagus.
drizzle with orange juice, olive oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper.
roast at 350 for 20-40 min depending upon the volume of your vegetables turn them about every 10 min to get even cooking and coating of flavors.
For the pies I used this recipe from Simply Recipes and I loved it! I will used it again and again it was wonderful.  
Suzanne's Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

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