Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cooking and Crafting!

      I wanted to write a post today, in spite of the fact that I am so busy! Of course I'm enjoying every minute of it! The girls will be here tomorrow through the weekend so I doubt I'll have a chance to write a post during that time. I have so many unfinished craft projects started; I don't know which ones to do first! They are all such fun projects! Plus, I keep finding more on the internet and Youtube that I want to make! I think I'll be busy crafting way into next year! I'll show you some things I've got going on right now in the photos below.

      Here in the South, we love dressing instead of stuffing. The only stuffing I'm familiar with is stove-top from the box and I don't like that! I'm sure you ladies in the North have some really good stuffing recipes. I may have to try one some day. But for now, I'll stick to my delicious cornbread dressing. My dressing recipe consists of: cornbread, chicken, broth, salt and pepper, poultry seasoning and/or sage, onions, celery, and a couple cans of cream of chicken soup. I haven't been using the soup much in recent years, but this time I am. I also made a delicious marinated slaw which is tradition (in this family) for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. I usually don't use cake mixes from a box, but Randy requested an orange cake from a box, so what am I to do but grant his request. At least the icing will be from scratch: cream cheese with orange juice. Of course, my sister is making a lot of food, as is my Mom. There will be deviled eggs, green bean casserole, oh, and April is cooking a ham and making a corn pudding. There will be even more food than I can mention, but you get the idea. 

      Listening to Pandora's Bing Crosby Christmas music really makes everything even more enjoyable. Give them a listen while you work. You'll be inspired to sing along too! I hope you all have a very Happy and safe Thanksgiving season! Til next time, Blessings from Bama!

I finally made an Alabama wreath since our team is #2! I made the A's from cardboard I painted. They feel like real wood!

Oh, these are a lot of fun! I finally figured out that if I print Merry Christmas on a manila folder, it wouldn't be so stark white on the ornaments. Purchasing the ornaments for half price at Hobby Lobby saved me time and money. I was deceived because they weren't all glittered.

I have some pretty Christmas papers to decoupage on this ornament.

Chicken in the pressure cooker. I really enjoy putting the cooker to use. It saves so much time and energy, too!

Sorry about the light, but I wanted you to see how pretty the cornbread is in the Lodge skillet.

14 comments:

  1. Yummy! Everything looks so good!
    I got up at 5:30 this morning and started cooking. I enjoy cooking during the holidays.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth! Thank you! I too love to cook during the holidays! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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  2. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! I love old fashioned cornbread dressing.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary, you too! Yes, it's the best!

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  3. that cornbread looks so good. Your crafts are looking great too. We have a Christian radio station that plays ALL Christmas music from Thanksgiving thru Christmas day. I love listening all day while I work. No Black Friday shopping for me - I never go - I will be cleaning up another piece of furniture to take to on of my booths - while Al is home to help me carry it. Have a great weekend with the girls. Happy Thanksgiving

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    1. Hi Jacky! Oh that's nice! I love the Christmas music! No black Friday for me either! Plus, I have the girls so especially not with them! Yes, you let Al help you! Thank you! You too!

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  4. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. It sounds like you had tons of food! Your Alabama wreath is pretty! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy! Oh, we had tons of food! But not as many leftovers as I thought we would have. Thank you! I enjoyed making it! Blessings!

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  5. Oooooh, cornbread in a cast-iron skillet is the best! Still make mine in a cast-iron skillet I've had for going on 35+ years now. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. Hi Lisa! Oh, that's awesome to have one that long! I hope to have mine forever too! Thank you, we did. I hope you did too! Blessings!

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  6. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, Felecia! Your ornaments are going to be so pretty! I don't use cake mixes too, but I actually do love stove top stuffing:)

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    1. Hi Donna! Thank you, we did! Oh I hope so! Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!

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  7. It all looks yummy~and the decorations, super cute!!!! Love that you are granting wishes ( orange cake) to your peeps :) That's what moms do !!!

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    1. Hi Connie! Oh, that's sweet! I do like to please my loved ones! Blessings!

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