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November 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

We hosted Thanksgiving again this year and it was a much smaller group so we switched it up and had it start in the evening! I loved using candles as part of the tablescape but candlelight…not so great for pictures. šŸ˜‰ Forgive the dark lighting! We used this recipe to brine our turkey this year and it was amazing! I love salty foods and so a juicy turkey with a very good salt on it’s skin was perfect for me! We soaked it in brine for 24 hours
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Thanksgiving Centerpieces

I have two centerpiece ideas today. One is pretty quick and easy and the other is still easy but a bit more time intense. We’re having Thanksgiving dinner start at 5 tomorrow so I could fill the table with pretty candles. That means we need to have appetizers to keep the hanger at bay. We’re doing a relish tray and an antipasti tray. I wanted to antipasti platter to have a big more impact so I made a cornucopia to have it all spilling out of. You’ll need a large cup or water bottle, tin foil and dough. I used pizza crust but I’ve read that any dough besides the biscuit dough will work great.
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Teaching a Toddler: Thanksgiving Edition

Between trying to get the house ready to host Thanksgiving and Brielle cutting 3 molars at once we didn’t end up doing a lot of our toddler activities. We got in a few though. We had a Thanksgiving week and the things we did do were awesome! We went to Kneaders and split a pumpkin cookie, they were out of turkeys šŸ™
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Edible Turkey Centerpiece

Ā I’m hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year. We’re having an adult table and a kid’s table so I need two very different kinds of centerpieces. I saw something similar on Pinterest that I thought with a few tweaks would be a perfect, fun and not to mention delicious centerpiece for the kid’s table! Now for the easiest tutorial. I started by melting down chocolate chips (I’m sure everyone knows this trick already but if not…if you don’t have a double broiler pot just stick a glass bowl over a boiling pot of water to melt your chocolate) and then once the chocolate was a smooth consistence I dipped and rolled all the pretzels and placed them on wax paper to cool. I used various kinds of sprinkles to give texture and color. Walmart has one that has several different colors and textures all in one container. I popped them in the fridge to set the chocolate for 20 minutes.pretzels

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