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Thanksgiving Recipes

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes from One Small Child Staff

Looking for something new to add to your menu this holiday season? A few of us at One Small Child would like to share our tried-and-true Thanksgiving recipes with you!

Thanksgiving Recipes

{Katy’s favorite Thanksgiving recipe is this Pecan Pie recipe from The Pioneer Woman.}

Sue Ann from our shipping department shared her recipe for Slow-Cooker Veggies:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 pound parsnips
  • 1 pound carrots
  • 2 large red onions, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation:

  1. Peel first 3 ingredients, and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Combine parsnips, carrots, onions, and cranberries in a lightly greased 6-qt. slow cooker; layer sweet potatoes over top.
  2. Whisk together sugar and next4 ingredients in a small bowl; pour over vegetable mixture. (Do not stir.)
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 to 5 hours or until vegetables are tender. Toss with parsley just before serving.

 

Audrey shared her favorite recipe for rolls here: “Jeremy’s Rolls”.

Bethany loves these Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from LiveCraftEat.com. She says: “This is the closest thing to my mama’s homemade rolls. But add about double the butter. She is southern so the more butter the better!”

Ramona shared her family’s favorite Candied Yams from AllRecipes.com.

Care to share your favorite recipe links?

Simple Thanksgiving Centerpieces

We all want our home and dinner to look as warm and welcoming as possible this time of year, but it can be hard on top of all the preparations to prepare to get all of the decor up too. So today we are doing a Pinterest Roundup of simple Thanksgiving centerpieces that you can do in a hurry. The end result will be beautiful and everyone will enjoy the warmth you added to the dinner. If you are not hosting the dinner, offer to take flowers and centerpieces to the hostess to help out. It’s a nice gesture and one that will be appreciated.

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Thanksgiving Kid Crafts and Activities

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Everyone did a painting of a turkey in the shape of their hand in school; and kids still do. But doing something new never hurt either. We highlight a few Thanksgiving kid crafts and activities that you can do to get into the spirit of Fall and will add some festive flair to your home.

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This adorable painting is easy for even the youngest littles. They can use their fingers or paint brushes. All you need is paper, paint, leaves and tape. When it’s all dry, put it in a frame and every year pull it out to display in your home. You’ll be able to talk about the day it was painted with your kids for years to come. Find a tutorial here.

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Kids love to make things, but things with eyes on them are always better. This simple craft could be done with a group of kids with each one being a little different. Another idea would be to let your kids make enough to use as napkin rings. Find a tutorial here.

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On the big day sometimes it can be hard to keep the kids distracted long enough to cook. Have them paint some feathers (or just buy colorful ones) and hid them around the house. Tell your kids they have to find all of the “Turkey” feathers before they come into the kitchen. Depending on how well you hide them you may even be able to sit down for a few.

To see more fun ideas, check out Parenting.com’s great article!