Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my American friends and family, Happy Thanksgiving (Feliz Día de Gracias)!

This little Pilgrim-inspired creation was a make-n-take I got to create at the A Muse store when I visited Seattle 3 weeks ago. Wouldn't this design make a cute place setting card?

This week, I've already done some prep work for the Thanksgiving meal. Yesterday I picked up my already-cooked turkey from Boston Market. I hate handling raw meat, especially a large turkey. This is the second year where I've left the job of baking the turkey to the professionals. 

I love the pumpkin pies from Costco, so I didn't bake my own. I thought I was smart by showing up right after they opened the store on Tuesday. Everyone one else had the same idea. Yikes, it was extremely busy! I had to park far away. I was glad to get out of there. I hate shopping, especially for food. I wish I had an assistant who could do all my shopping.
Last night, I made Pioneer Woman's mashed potato recipe. So good! Did you see Ree on Bobby Flay's Throwdown show last week? She beat him and these mashed potatoes are a big reason why. They have butter, cream cheese, and half & half. Awesome!

I also made a cranberry orange walnut relish from this recipe. I was going to make my mom's recipe, but I decided to try this new one. I like it when I sampled it.

Thanks for stopping by!


~amy~ said...

thatta girl...I hate handling raw stuff too...creeps me out...

Sweet make 'n take!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Doris said...

Feliz Dia de Gracias a tu tambien! Love all your posts, especially this pilgrim card. Thanks for visiting my blog (ages ago) and hope you visit again soon!

Angie Tieman said...

Awesome card! So creative! Hope you had a great day!

Carolina said...

Hope you and yours had an amazing Thanksgiving Anthonette! I love, love, love your design - perfect for a place setting or for the front of a bag.

Two Happy Stampers said...

Adorable! Love it!

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! We didn't have as many leftovers as we had thought, so we didn't get turkey-ed out. We decided to do another turkey dinner for Christmas! LOL! =)