It's Thanksgiving Eve 2011! I'm sure a lot of you are busy making lots of food in preparation for tomorrow. I am simply on "Pie Patrol" which is my specialty! This morning I will be making an apple crumb pie and a pumpkin pie from scratch. There is something about making pies...it makes me feel very domestic :) I love it!
I use the Pioneer Woman's Pie Crust Recipe which CANNOT be beat! I promise! It's worth the extra effort, the crust flakes in your mouth!
HERE is my Apple Crumb Pie Recipe. I double the topping so it's nice and crumby :)
And you can't beat the classic Libby's Pumpkin Pie Recipe on the side of the pumpkin puree can, right!?
Before I begin my Thanksgiving Break, I wanted to share one least paper project :) Because I am just not ready to put all of this year's fun autumn & harvest paper away!
Simply Autumn is still available at Michaels Stores. I have already gone through 2 of these stacks! I absolutely love it!! I wanted to make something that I could pull out year after year that shows the things that my boys are thankful for.
So I came up with this Thanksgiving Door Hanger. My boys love anything that they can hang on their bedroom door nob. Random boys :) For the base, I used the back chipboard piece from a random stack that I had on hand. I cut it down to 4 1/2 inches x 9 inches. I traced a cup and cut it out for the door nob hole. Covered it with some cute paper....
Added a fun bow & a Post It Note Pad. I decorated the first piece with "Troy is Thankful For..."
Each page my son can write something that he is thankful for. I love seeing his nice handwriting! Someone taught him well ;) And of course, I added the date once he was done so we could pull it out next year and continue to add to the list. I think this will be fun to use every year!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow! I have so much to be grateful for and I try to live my life grateful each and every day. But it's so wonderful to have a special day where we can show our gratitude and recognize our many, many blessings. I hope each of you have a wonderful day :)