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Harvest home

1. first blue blush 2. lemon

3. this year's addition: Dr. Pepper jelly beans 4. cracker addict

5. the maiden and boo 6. ham

1. Dawn, Thanksgiving morning. The kitchen had a blue blush when I entered, still bleary-eyed. Perhaps it was holding its breath in anticipation of the vigors it would be put through in a few hours.

2. Aidan made a batch of lemon cookies, nearly by herself. They were wonderful, a nice compliment to the sweet potato and apple pies and the pumpkin cobbler Nini brought for dessert. Nini’s husband, M., redesigned her blog and she is posting again after a three-month vacation. Go say hi.

3. An example of the color and humble appeal of Snoopy Thanksgiving. This year, the kids opted to watch the Macy’s parade rather than the Peanuts DVD during their feast.

4. Not only did Nini bring the desserts, she brought little crackers that were coated in, um, something that was entirely too yummy. Joel couldn’t get enough. When he woke up this morning, he wanted the “cackers” for breakfast and was sorely disappointed when I told him no.

5. Aidan and Tommy. They are four and a half years apart in age and don’t often find toys and games in common. When I took this picture I realized how very few pictures I have of just the two of them together.

6. Cousins. Nini’s babygirl and Joel.

6 comments to Harvest home

  • Looks like a wonderful day. The picture of the snoopy feast is making me hungry. Maybe I’ll do that in lieu of a turkey etc. next year. I bet everyone would remember the uniqueness of a Thanksgiving like that!

  • What great photos! We had jellybeans at our Thanksgiving feast too 🙂

  • Those lemon cookies look delicious! Can you share the recipe, please? They remind me of the chocolate crinkle ones but with lemon! MMMMMMMM!

  • mopsy

    Melanie—they are the easiest cookies to make, ever.

    Aidan found it in the Mini Pages, which comes with our local newspaper every Wednesday morning. The recipe is from a long time back.

    You need:

    One box of lemon cake mix
    one egg
    2 cups of Cool Whip
    3/4 cup powdered sugar, set aside in a bowl

    Mix the cake mix, egg, and Cool Whip. The batter will be very, very thick. With a spoon, make balls. Roll them in the powdered sugar to coat. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. Cool. Eat. It makes about 2 dozen (we got 28).

    I wonder if cookies done with chocolate cake mix would be equally good…We might try that next. And for those doing WW points, I estimated they are 2 points each, not bad.

  • Thank you so much! Cookies with Cool Whip? Never heard of that before, but they look SO yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • hamster

    what were the delicious crackers? i’m loving crackers for the moment.

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