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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! (Activities)

This is the finishing result of all our hard work. We had bread with tomato and cheese, turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, crisp toasted bread with butter, and zucchini. For dessert, I bought a pumpkin pie and I baked......

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....some pilgrim hat cookies!! Yes, I know they don't look that pretty, but they sure were tasty! They were really simple to make to:

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I started by making my regular chocolate chip cookies. Then I melted some chocolate chips and covered the top of the cookies. And then I covered marshmallows as well and put those on top of the cookies... it was a very slimy process let me tell you, jejeje. But it was fun!

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Then I added the yellow frosting to resemble the "buckle" of the pilgrim hats.

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And voila! You have delicious pilgrim hats! They look sorda sticky, but they really aren't. They are super tasty too because they are like mini smores with the cookie, chocolate, and marshmallow! And who doesn't love smores?!?!

After that, I decided to create a Thank-U tree! Here, me and my boyfriend would write the things we are most thankful for and then attach them to a tree... Take a look at how we did it:

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I thought different colored fall-shaped leaves would be pretty and very appropriate. I just printed and cut them out, it was very easy.

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I know this has nothing to do with my "story", but isn't the bracelet my mom got me so cool?! I'm loving it! Ok, going back to the story...

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After writing everything we were thankful for, we attached it to a fake tree in my apartment. I think it looks soooooo cute! I love the colors and the shapes! But most of all, I love the fact that every time we look at this tree, we will remember all the things we are grateful for. And really, that's what Thanksgiving is all about, being grateful for all the wonderful things in your lives.

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  1. Gee, I really enjoyed your sharing all this fun. Very colorful and original--those pilgrim hats mini smores look great & the multi-colored fall-shaped leaves with thoughtful notes of thanks on each one are also so original! That layout of dinner made my mouth literally water! What a most enjoyable and wonderful evening you planned out and enjoyed. Thankyou for sharing. jgm

  2. omg! you are so creative! i also included the thankful notes in my blog. i love the tree idea! thanks again for all your help, without which i would be lost in cyber-crazy space! you are a gem, a diamond wrapped in platinum! thanx also for all the comments, you have been my yoda! have a faboo holiday season and that table cloth still has your name on it!!!!! Reva

  3. ... very nice! sure beats the microwaved (plo!) chicken (plo ploo!) and frozen section cheesecake. Great idea with the tree and great choice in colors in your dresses recently. Goes great with the season.

  4. those pilgrims hats are adorable and that tree is darling--marie, you are the craftiest person!!


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