What’s the best part of the holidays? Having your babies help you in the kitchen! My two-year-old wanted to help me cook and I couldn’t find anything for her to do that didn’t involve a hot pan, a burning oven, or a sharp knife! I took out the crescent rolls so she could play with the dough and that’s when this fun idea came into my head. These little crescent roll messages are so fun and the perfect project for any little one. (Note: I used regular store bought crescent rolls for this.) Directions
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. – CiceroGratitude – or a lack thereof – is something all parents encounter during the process of raising children. At some point or other, what mother hasn’t looked on with horror as her child blurted out a variant of, I dont like this! Its not what I wanted for my birthday! or worried that her kids took …
I had the most delicous turkey on Thanksgiving. You HAVE to try this the next time you are cooking a turkey. The secret ingredient is Dry Brine. You need to plan ahead two days, so keep this in mind.
Dressing up a store bought stuffing mix by adding a few extra ingredients is a time-saving way to make everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish. No one will ever know you it came from a box!
When serving Thanksgiving dinner there are tons of ways to make classic Thanksgiving recipes. You can multi-task during the cooking process, with this alternative way to make a green bean casserole. While using the oven to cook, use the stove top to make this delicious side dish! Stove Top Style
Craving mashed potatoes but don’t want the calories and fat? This whipped cauliflower recipe will satisfy your cravings, and it tastes delicious with no guilt!
Preparing a Thanksgiving dinner can take hours. If you want to cut some of that time out with an easy dessert, you could purchase a pre-made one from the store, but you can also make some desserts at home in just a few minutes. This allows you to give a more personal touch to the dishes.
Keep children busy while you and the other adults prepare the Thanksgiving meal by planning and preparing several crafts for them to make. You and your children can also have a Thanksgiving craft day a few days before the holiday. Make crafts that can be used as part of the table setting, such as place cards or napkin holders.
Put together Thanksgiving crafts for your child to create memories, or use the crafts as an opportunity to make homemade decorations and teach him about the holiday. The level of difficulty should match your child’s abilities, particularly if you want her to complete the craft on her own. Plan a few different crafts that you believe your child will enjoy so she can choose her favorites.
While turkey takes center stage on many Thanksgiving tables, vegetarians often opt to keep with their standard eating practices and enjoy a meatless Thanksgiving. A Thanksgiving that lacks meat does not have to mean a flavorless holiday. In reality, many meatless Thanksgiving components are packed with flavor and can provide a palate-pleasing Thanksgiving meal.