I catch a glimpse of the time as I swat at the obnoxious noise coming from my alarm clock. That can’t be right…I overslept again?
Quickly I rush around to wake up kids and make sure they have everything they need. Backpacks. A packed lunch. Clothes for gym class. Oh, and breakfast.
With so many delicious Thanksgiving pie recipes, how to choose? All of these will be hits!
I didn’t realize that I had 36 million friends, but anyone who claims apple pie as their favorite can’t be bad! Pie is the classic dessert that must end our Thanksgiving meal. No matter how you protest to Grandma that you couldn’t possibly eat another bite, you know she’s going to cut you two big slices.
Now, you could stop at the store and get one of those boxed pies. But I have a feeling that the pies I’m about to show you will change your mind.
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of potlucks. It’s such a great way to entertain guests without spending a fortune. I never mind bringing along a dish when my family is invited to a party.
And each time I throw a party, most of my guests will ask what they can bring. I’m not sure if that’s good old midwestern politeness or if it’s just that I have great friends and family.
Every year, my brother hosts a football party for “The Big Game”. To make the party more interesting, he likes to hold competitions. Every guest is encouraged to bring an entry and try to win. It’s a lot of fun… not only to find a great recipe to show off, but also to get to eat a variety of other “best recipes”.
It’s 5:00 and, once again, you wish dinner would magically appear. It’s been a long day, and you don’t feel like making a decision about what to eat (again), let alone standing over a stove for 30 minutes.
Some frozen chicken nuggets would be great. But you feel guilty about serving junk food to the family all the time. What you need is a healthy alternative.
What if you had some healthy homemade chicken nuggets at the ready? Let’s say you spent some time over a more relaxing weekend putting together some frozen chicken nuggets. That way, you have food at the ready. And you know what’s in it.
This recipe for Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets is so yummy and filling. It’s got simple ingredients, and isn’t complicated to make. I even put some of them in sandwich bags so the kids can thaw them in the freezer and pack them in a lunch. Yum!
You’re right, you’re right. Thanksgiving is still a whole week away for us Americans. But one of our favorite little family traditions is to have a Practice Thanksgiving a week before the major Thanksgiving.
I started this tradition several years ago for a few reasons.
One, I have always enjoyed cooking. (I took every 4-H cooking project I could get my hands on!)
Two, because we always spend our actual Thanksgiving day running around to extended family’s homes. We love the time with all of the cousins around, but it does make for a less intimate setting.
And three, because sometimes I want to try a new recipe but I want to practice it before the big day.
Also four, making a big bird gives me some leftovers to work with for other meals.