Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving....

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.  His love endures forever."  Psalm 136:1

We hope that you and your family had a Happy Thanksgiving!  We are thankful for so many things at our house....being with family is one of them and Uncle Ryan coming home next week is among one of the TOP things for my kids!

Our day was great!  Lunch at noon, followed by a hike/walk at Silver Mine Park and then back to the house for dessert and coffee! 

Here is the appetizer we served at Thanksgiving!  Easy enough that Riley actually did all the decorating of the Turkey (Cheeseball)!!  I love that she is enjoying being in the kitchen!

Cheeseball Mixture
2 (8oz) Blocks of cream cheese
1/4 lb. Sliced deli ham, finely diced
4 Green onions, sliced
2 tsp. Onion Powder
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 Slim Jim
Pecans & Almonds
Assorted Pretzel Sticks
DIRECTIONS:  Combine cream cheese with ham, onion and seasonings.  Chill overnight.  Bend slim jim at one end and place a clip on it.  Let sit overnight.  Roll cream cheese mix into a ball shape and roll in pecans and almonds.   Place on serving plate.  Add pretzels.  Place slim jim in cheeseball.  Decorate as desired.  (We used a little cream cheese tinted with food coloring for eyes and beak.  The red waddle is actually spaghetti that was soaked in red food coloring overnight).

The dessert table ~ need I say more?  Pecan pie, pumpkin pie and a pumpkin Charlotte, all served with ice cream and coffee!