This is one of my favorite weekends of the year. We kick it off with cooking and EATING which leads to family time, picking out a Christmas tree, decorating, cleaning, organizing, more eating and maybe a little baking. After two days of all of the above, I am spent! My butt is parked on the couch for the evening.
I'm bursting with excitement about the things I have to share! A $100 Visa gift card is up for grabs (read on!), there is a fresh, exciting way to view my favorite childhood show (Sesame Street!) and in honor of the good ol' Cookie Monster, I will share a cookie recipe that is TOTALLY IRRESISTIBLE!
Especially for us mothers, life is so nuts, isn't it? When I sit back and think about everything that is expected of us on a daily basis, I reach for my paper bag to pant heavily into. By the time evening rolls around every day, after having crammed about 39 hours of stuff into a 12-hour period, I cannot believe I have to think about making dinner.
And here begins a barrage of Thanksgiving-related recipes that will please all of your tummies! I am starting the onslaught with Pecan Pie Bars. Alternate title: I REFUSE TO MAKE PIE. This recipe is ALL of the flavor with a fraction of the effort. If someone has asked you to bring Pecan Pie to Thanksgiving dinner, I've got your back! You are welcome!
As I type, I am simultaneously watching the Bates Hotel tv series. I may abruptly start writing about taxidermy and mental illness, so do not be alarmed. On a much more stable note, we had a fun day! We saw the new Peanuts movie, spent quality time together as a family and...uh, Dan and I just DEVOURED the pumpkin pie bars that I will be posting about soon. They are TO DIE FOR.
The older our boys get, the more candy we accumulate this time of year. There are more opportunities to get candy and their tummies are more eager. Last week I peeked inside our "candy bowl" and millions of calories were staring back at me. Curses. I have such a hard time resisting candy.