12.02.2008

Thanksgiving Day, Kids in a Cage, Cornbake, and Pumpkin Cupcakes

Today you get a quick overview of my Thanksgiving day. Really, it was a wonderful holiday and great to see family again! Here are some of the highlights of the day.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Instead of the classic desserts I decided to bring pumpkin cupcakes as my contribution. They were SO yummy! And they came out perfect! I would love to tell you that they take great skill and amazing background knowledge to make, but really, I cheated, as I always do! LOL! One can of pumpkin and one box of your favorite spice cake mix. Seriously, folks! That's all! Then pour into your cupcake papers and bake at the usual 350 for about 20 minutes! I used a basic cream cheese frosting and sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar for an extra kick! That was yummy!



And the cornbake!!! We LOVE this stuff in our house! Sean makes it and he does a great job with it. It's amazing just how difficult this can actually be! One year his cousin tried to make it and it was more of a corn BRICK and every single time his mother tries to make it there is LITERALLY an explosion in the oven. I have no idea how they do it, but Sean makes it perfect EVERY time! It is SO SO SO good! I really don't know why we don't eat it more often! He even made this one a low-fat version just for me and it tasted exactly the same! It was wonderful!





This is my cousin (the adorable little 3 year old girl) and my other cousin's son (the super-cute 2 year old boy). They decided that the best way to spend Thanksgiving would be to crawl into the dog kennel and play. For a really long time. LOL! I sat there and took SO many pictures! They were totally cracking us up!


And....as this was going on we just sat and watched as you see Sean doing here. It was too cute! LOL!



So, overall, it was a wonderful day! We really enjoyed it!

I don't usually do a lot of family stuff on my blog, but I got some great photos this past weekend, so I may share our Christmas tree hunting experience with you, too, if you don't mind!

And...finally, I just want to show you this video. It is so dead on and I love that!

7 comments:

  1. I belong to a GREAT Church Community that does A LOT for our Community AND Abroad! I am proud to be a member and serve in a capacity I can! I am going to "borrow" this video and put on my blog. The more that people know, maybe the more they will DO! For years, my children, now 12 and 15, have only gotten 3 gifts from us for Christmas, for that is what Jesus received! They fully understand the meaning and for that, I am grateful. Thank you very much for this.
    I enjoyed seeing your family celebrate Thanksgiving, for isn't what that's about? Celebrating and giving Thanks?

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  2. Your Corn Bake looks like my Corn Casserole :D And your cupcakes look yummy!! :)

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  3. I love your picture over there - too cute! Pumpkin cupcakes sound delicious right now too. Merry SITSmas!

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  4. Thanks for the easy recipe for the cupcakes...boy do they look yummy! Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Kids are so cute, aren't they?!
    That video was awesome. I agree so much with it. I do think we have moved form the real meaning of Christmas. Thanks!

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  5. Great post! Great video! Merry (a little late) SITSmas to you and yours:)

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  6. LOL, my kids do the same thing in my mother's dog's cage. They love to get in there and play...

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