Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Santa Party Mix


I have to try this... the kids will love it. 
I think we will do it without the craisins though.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Zesty Crock Pot Chicken BBQ

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1- 18oz bottle BBQ sauce
1/2 cup zesty Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Place chicken in crock pot.
Combine all other ingredtients and pour over chicken.
Cook on high 3-4hours or 6-8 on low.
Use two forks to shred the chicken and serve on a bun.

Our Turkey Tradation

We can't have Thanksgiving without our traditional turkey centerpiece.  For as far back as I can remember my grandma used to make this turkey centerpiece.  Since she has passed away we have carried this on, and I hope some day my kids will pass it on.  I didn't take a very good picture of the whole thing last week, so I will try and get a better one next week for our 2nd turkey of the year.  (We had a turkey dinner last Sunday with Chad's family and some friends at our place).

To make this turkey you need a pineapple (works best with the green sort of curved), a yam (look for a goofy shaped one that resembles a turkey head), dates, red and green grapes, a small carrot, maraschino cherries, two cloves, several toothpicks and mixed nuts.  You also need a dish/pan/platter to serve it on.

Dump the mixed nuts on the platter and set the pineapple down sideways.  Attach the yam with toothpicks.  stick the carrot in for the beak using toothpicks again.  Add cherries for the golly-wobble or whatever it's called lol.  And use cloves for eyes - or if you don't have any you can slice the ends of an olive off  like I did this year.  Sit the grapes around the pineapple to create a "nest".  Toothpick on the dates to make wings.

One year I changed it up a bit and added kabob sticks into the "tail" and put cheese, olives, pickles and salami on the kabobs.  It was good, but it just wasn't the same.

Everybody can much on the grapes and the nuts.  My little boy loves the peanuts!
A day or two later you can eat your nice ripe pineapple.

Gobble gobble.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I love Thanksgiving.  Why?  Because I love PIE.
See the PIE link for 31 Thanksgiving pies.  Good luck picking which ones!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mini Monkey Rolls

Congrats to Emily on the drawing.  She was the only one that commented.  I noticed that a few people shared on facebook and that some are now following. 
Emily e-mailed me this link for sweet-mini-monkey-rolls and they look YUMMY!