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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

How was everyone's Thanksgiving?
Our's was good!
OMG, so so much yummy food!
First I'm going to share one of the recipes I made that day then I'll show a few pics of the kids.

I don't know what got into me this year but I was a cooking machine.
I made applesauce, sweet potato souffle(recipe here), fresh corn bread & a slow cooker squash & apple dish.

Slow Cooker Squash & Apple Dish

1 1/4 (3 lbs.) butternut squash - peeled, seeded & cubed
4 3/4 apples - peeled, cored & chopped
3/4 cup & 2 tablespoons & 1 teaspoon dried cranberries
5/8 white onion, diced (optional, I kept this part out)
1 tablespoon & 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-3/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker on high for 4 hours or until squash is tender.
Stir occasionally while cooking.
Now I did this recipe exactly except for using the onion.
It came out really good.
The only thing I would change though is not adding the apple in till later on because the apples became almost applesauce consistency.
If you want nice soft chunks of apples I would recommend not adding the apples until maybe a couple hours into it's cooking.
It was really good though & I will definitely will be making this dish for Christmas dinner as well!

Now on to a few pics of the day.

Braedon eating his toaster strudel while we watch the parade.
Yes, this is my 2 year old on the computer.
He's watched Braedon & Lauren on it so much that he now knows how to get on Nick JR & Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!

At grandma's all dressed up.

My niece Isabella & Rylan.

LuLu & my nephew Colby coloring before dinner.
My newest nephew Liam.

Silly Rylan

Grandma getting ice cream for all the kiddos.

Eating their ice cream sundaes & being crazy.

That's all I got for pics.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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