Happy Thanksgiving

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My baby cousin Summer on Thanksgiving

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving Everyone!

I know I am a day late; I was spending all of yesterday with my family as I am sure you were doing the same. I ate way too much but all was so good. This past year my sister decided she wanted to go full on Vegan. This meant that some of the food we had yesterday was all vegan. I was not a fan. I would not have chosen it myself that is for sure.

Seeing my family was great though. It was my first time home from school since I left for school in August. That is much longer than I thought. So seeing my family was something that I could not wait to do.

My favorite thing I got to eat yesterday was my mom’s German Chocolate Cake. I have talked about it in another post. Check it out here. It will always be my favorite. But for a non-sweet it would have to be Green Bean Casserole. I had it when I went to my grandparents’ house in the afternoon.

In my family we all split up for the beginning of the day then meet back at my house for our main dinner at night. I go to my grandparents, my brother to his girlfriends and sister to her boyfriend’s house with their families. Since we have had someone else apart of our lives it is how we have done it. I think it makes much more sense that way there is no picking where you go and who you eat with, you get to eat with everyone! Does anyone else have to survive the “double holiday”? For a way to work with it click here

Well, I hope everyone’s holiday was tasty and fun. I know mine was. Tell me about your Thanksgiving in the comments below. I want to know what your favorite part was.

Holiday Traditions

Holiday traditions, we all have them from the people I have known throughout my life. Whether it be singing Christmas carols for Christmas or always going to the Grandmothers house for Thanksgiving no matter what, it is a tradition. My favorite tradition in my house is every year since I can remember on Christmas eve my parents give me, my brother and my sister all pajamas as well as a pair for the two of them. As we have gotten older they have even gotten some for our significant others on the holiday. It is something that I look forward to getting every year and I mean come on what college kid can’t use more clothes, especially pajamas?

For the kids that still believe in the magic of Christmas then putting cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer is a must. I asked my roommate what a family tradition of hers for the holidays was and it is having a Christmas eve party every year with her family and her Grandmother makes pajamas for all the grand kids and they change there for the Grandmother to see.

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The musical my family watches every year.

Some people bake the same things every year with their family. I talked about what I love to bake every year in my last post. Check it out here. Some people decorate the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve every year. They may eat a ham instead of a turkey for Thanksgiving. My family every year on Thanksgiving night after we are all full and sit down to have our first glass of eggnog of the season and try to stuff more into our stomachs with desert, we watch Scrooge. For those who do not know what Scrooge is, well it is A Christmas Story by Charles Dickensbut instead of the usual play it is a musical. Click Here to learn more. This movie also gives my father official permission to listen to Christmas musical freely and no one can complain.

For some I know the day after Thanksgiving, other than being black Friday, it is also the day that they get their Christmas tree or put up their fake one.

What is your holiday tradition? Tell me in the comments below.

Halloween Cookies!

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The cat halloween cookies I made

When you think of Halloween you probably think of dressing up in costumes, or going to a haunted house. Well when I think of Halloween I think of those things, I do, but before them I think of baking my favorite Halloween cookies. These cookies I am speaking of are made from the company Pillsbury and they make them for most major holidays, even the not so major like Valentine’s day. The ones with pictures on them? They can either have hearts or Christmas trees or for Halloween they have black cats, pumpkins and ghosts on them. Still don’t know what I am talking about? Well I will show you.
Now you know! I made these for my friends at school. They all loved them.

But what if you did not like cookies; you are more of a cup cake person. Well, I found this site that has some pretty awesome Candy Corn cupcakes that you can make. They look delicious. So you should just Click Here to check them out. And post down there what you think about them.

These cookies are probably the easiest thing to make and I bet most people will be happy to take them off your hands. I bought mine at the grocery store by my school. Make sure you look around for them because I passed by them the first couple times I went to look for them.

You will need:

  • Pillsbury cookies (your choice of picture or get all three!)
  • A cookie sheet
  • Spatula
  • Oven (usually heated to 375*)
  • Oven Mitt
  • Enjoy!

When I am home from school I always bake something for my friends for holidays, but since I am at school and do not have the time to do the whole baking thing or patience. So, instead I do this for them. It is my own little tradition when I am away from home.

What is some of your Halloween traditions? Tell me about them below.

Check out these other pictures from my baking time!

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