Today I visited CBS2 in
Chicago to share some fun and super easy ways to get your kids
involved in the production that is Thanksgiving. You can watch the
full segment here.
The place card kits and beautiful paper leaves can be found at The Paper Source. Think
ahead and get your Holiday place cards now.
I didn't have quite enough time to really describe the
Conversation in a Can and Conversation Confetti. These are
customized cards with fun and perplexing conversation starters. A
great way to get the generations interacting throughout the day.
The Conversation Confetti can be thrown about the table and used in
between courses. These can all be purchased at Always a Girl's
And here the the two recipes I shared. Both are easy, yummy and
fool-proof. Have fun and enjoy the day with your kiddos!
Stir the butter, brown sugar, rosemary, oil, honey, curry and
red pepper in a med. bowl. Add the crackers and toss to coat. Bake
at 400 degrees F. for about 5 minutes or until the crackers are
golden. Cool. Store in airtight container for up to one week
(they'll be eaten way before a week has passed).
Cranberry Orange Relish:
Halve and seed the orange, then cut each half into four sections
and pop them into a food processor. Add 1 cup of the cranberries
and the sugar. Coarsely puree until the orange peels are cut into
small chunks. Transfer the mixture into a med. saucepan and add a
cup of water and the rest of the cranberries. Bring to boil,
stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and cook on low boil for ten
minutes, stirring occasionally. If the relish starts the stick, add
more water. Transfer the relish to a bowl and let it cool
thoroughly. Stir in the lemon juice, cover the bowl with plastic
wrap, and refrigerate until serving.
Meredith Sinclair is a freelance writer and blogger living with three quirky guys on Chicago's North Shore.
See more of Meredith's stories here.
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