Thanksgiving Day Table Decorations

A recent trip through Michaels inspired me to create some cute cards that will sit on guests plates on Thanksgiving day until those plates become loaded with roast turkey and all the fixings.

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This project is quick, easy, inexpensive, kid friendly and will add color to your holiday table.  I had all of the materials on hand with the exception of the cute little felt turkeys – which I purchased in a pack of 7 for $3.24 at Michaels. 

To make this project you will need: an ink pad, stamp, brightly colored card stock, glue stick, brown marker, and ribbon.

First, cut the card stock into the size you want your card remembering you will fold it in half.  Next, affix your turkey on the card (these turkeys had an adhesive backing) and then draw his perch.  Stamp your greeting on the remaining space, and finish it off by gluing small bow made out ribbon on the front of the turkey.

You can also monogram each card with the initial of your guests,  you can leave a personal message inside for your guests to read, or you can leave it blank and let everyone write what they are thankful for on the inside.

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Do you prefer to decorate your table with flowers, candles, something else, or just good old-fashioned food?


Oh Fudge

I’ve been working on a project this week that required me to make one of my favorite comfort foods.  I thought about all of them, and settled on chocolate peanut butter fudge. Fudge is one of my favorite sweets, and it’s rich, creamy, melt in your mouth texture screams comfort.  This is a quick and easy recipe that you can throw together in a few minutes time.

The ingredients:

1/4  c. margarine
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. milk
1/3 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. chocolate chips, melted
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1  ¾ c. powdered sugar

In a saucepan, melt margarine.

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Add brown sugar and milk. 

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Bring to a boil, continue to boil for 2 minutes. 

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Remove from heat, add melted chocolate, peanut butter, and vanilla to the boiled mixture..  Stir thoroughly.

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Add powdered sugar, and beat with electric mixer until smooth.

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Pour into an 8”x8” baking pan – I used a 6” round.  Cool completely before cutting.

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Peanut butter fudge, or chocolate peanut butter fudge happens to be my favorite flavor.  What’s yours?  Have you purchased fudge in a candy shop?  It’s outrageously priced and I’m not sure why, the ingredients are as simple as making the fudge.