Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Dinner That Got Away

At 7:30 AM I saw my turkey dinner on the run. These birds were in flight and too fast for me to catch. Lucky me, I have a back up plan in place!

President Lincoln on Oct. 3, 1863 signed The Proclamation of Thanksgiving.  He asked his own, citizens "in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise." He requested prayers especially for those widowed and orphaned by the ongoing Civil War, as well as gratitude for "fruitful fields," enlarging borders of settlements, abundant mines, and a burgeoning population.
It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who suggested, "Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude."
So if your are reading this posting from afar perhaps in a different land take some time to reflect on gratitude for those things and people in your life you are blessed with.

A few blogs back I talked about working in a kindergarten classroom making turkey candy corn cookies ( a no bake item).  I am posting the results. I had some difficulty getting the picture just right to show details. Each cookie is made with the following
  • 1 Oreo cookie
  • 5 candy corn candies (candies with orange and brown tips)
  • 1 Malted Milk Ball
  • 1 candy corn-nose (remove brown tip)
  • chocolate frosting  

  • Carefully separate the cookie
  • Place one cookie flat on table with white creme filling side  up and use it as base
  • Lay the other half cookie with white creme filling side up on working table but away from base 
  • Spread a little frosting on top of white cookie filling and carefully place five candy corn pieces on the cookie fan out candies like feathers
  • On base half cookie place a little chocolate frosting on center on white creme filling and firmly place a Malted Milk Ball towards the front
  • Behind the Malted Milk Ball place other half of cookie with candy corn feathers
  • Lastly, place a candy corn with a dab of frosting on the third candy corn feather (remove brown tip) for the nose

Have A Wonderful Day

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