Friday, November 19, 2010

Tasty holiday treat & quick little craft

I’m sure everyone’s going to be busy this week with Thanksgiving plans, hosting family or traveling to see family. So I thought I’d throw this quick little yummy item & craft out there.
I love shopping at Trader Joes. Each time we go I always find a new item to try. Sometimes we love it, sometimes it doesn’t work out. Well this week our pick worked out. This is the best pumpkin butter I’ve ever had!!!
This is like a pie in a jar. We toast a piece of whole wheat bread, spread tons of pumpkin butter on it. To top it off , we add loads of whipped cream….soooooo yummy!!! I think the girls & I have pretty much devoured the jar with in the week. My husband is not a pumpkin pie fan, so that just means more for us. I'm always one for chosing homemade first, but I love when I find something that tastes like it too. If you love pumpkin pie definitely put this on your shopping list!!

Now for the craft…..

This little turkey is something we made 2 years ago. Its something so simple yet has so much meaning. Its also a great activity to keep kids busy while they're waiting to have the big dinner.


We made this out of a styrofoam square & circle. Wrap each with yarn. Stick the body of the turkey with popsicle sticks to mimic its feathers. Cut multi-color leaves out of construction paper. Let each person write one thing they’re thankful for & attach to the stick with tape. Makes a great display on the table for everyone to enjoy, or put it out during the week & have your family fill one out each day until its full.

We put ours away each year, but each pick one leaf to keep on the turkey & add new ones the following year. Its so much fun to see how much the girls have grown, with handwriting & what they’re thankful for.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!

9 comments:

texwisgirl said...

That's such a sweet idea! Some day they're going to be fighting over who gets to keep the paper turkey! :)

colenic said...

how cute it that.....what an awesome idea...We were just talking about the pumpkin butter from trader joe...might have to try it out...

Linda in New Mexico said...

Very cute idea for the kiddos, thanks for sharing it. I'll put it to the committee of grands and see how the turkey flies. And yes, I think that the pumpking butter from TJ's is wonderful too. We went a little different from you and put cream cheese on graham crackers, then pumpkin butter and then cool whip. Yummmmmmmers. I hope you have a super weekend. The Olde Bagg, Linda

Nancy said...

Such a cute little turkey full of thankfulness! That will surely be a family heirloom years from now.

I don't know anything about Trader Joe's -- we're lucky to have a McDonalds in our little town. Haha!

Out on the prairie said...

I'm cooking up my halloween pumpkins I didn't carve today. May have to try some of that butter out. Trader Joes just opened about 80 miles away, I haven't visited this one, but enjoy their variety of unusual items.

Roundabout said...

Linda- I'm going to have to try the cream cheese with the pumpkin butter. Any thing I can add cheese to is a good thing!!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

oh my gosh... i love pumpkin butter! i love pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake... are we seeing a trend here? lol

cute turkey!

SkippyMom said...

You come up with the coolest stuff! Off to make our own. Thanks

Dawn said...

Wow...I have just read through some of your posts. You are one very Creative, Crafty, Super Busy, Fun Mom:)))))

Love the hot fruit salad recipe!!!!