Friday, November 25, 2011


Thanksgiving was a success and the little table decorations I made with my 7-year-old daughter were a hit! My 9-year-old daughter spent Wednesday night at Grandma's house so I had to find something my little one and I could work on together so she would forget she wasn't spending the night until Saturday night! She loved making the little Thanksgiving much so that I think I created another Silhouette monster! Uh oh...
We used the pilgrim boy and pilgrim girl placecards from the online Silhouette store. We also made a couple of 3-D turkeys (Snapdragon Snipets in the online store) to place on the table as well.
She wrote everyone's names in her very careful super special handwriting! Out of 10 names she let me write 2 of own name and her sister's name!

So onto the food...I made the bird because I did such a great job last year! :-) Only problem was that I forgot what I did last year! But I guess it turned out OK because everyone said it was delicious and juicy. I think the key is to season it the night before. I rubbed the bird down inside and outside the skin with fresh minced garlic, poultry seasoning, and Adobo seasoning and then covered it with foil and put it in the fridge overnight.
Stuffing...I used Jimmy Dean reduced fat sausage, a whole large sweet onion, and about 7 stalks of celery. I sauteed it all up and then added 3 cups of chicken broth.

I stuffed the bird and put the rest in a baking dish to cook along side the bird. I love my Pampered Chef thermometer because I can just walk on by the oven whenever I want and see how my bird is doing temperature-wise...very convenient!
Let's see...what's next...remember the cute little Silhouette free shape from a previous post? I made the dessert - the Pumpkin Lust Cake (with a few modifications...1/3 less fat cream cheese and light whipped topping) and stuck it in the cute!
And by the way, the dessert was so yummy!!!! :-) I hope everyone had as enjoyable a Thanksgiving as I did!

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