Activity for the Day:
Sophia read the sheet that was tucked in the countdown calendar for today. It said, "Don’t take things for granted, find something today that you can give to someone who needs it more than you. Bring the item(s) to Family Pathways to donate."
Sophia and Olivia with a bag of items for Family Pathways.
The girls each picked an item from their room (clothing and a book) and I chose a book of piano music to donate. We dropped off the bags of items before heading to the homeschool co-op this morning.
The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days.
An artist trading card that I made many years ago
that was put in Olivia's alphabet book.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser
Recipe of the Day:
Today we made Cheesy Leaf-Shaped Crescent Roll. I saw the pin on Pinterest that led to Hungry Happenings.
Sophia's leaf- and pumpkin-shape pastries right out of the oven.
1 tube Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheets*
flour, to dust cutting board
1 tablespoon butter, melted
4 ounces finely shredded cheddar cheese
Spanish Paprika and parsley, optional (we didn't use either of these ingredients)
*We used Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough; and pinched the seams together. After that, we went ahead and followed the rest of the directions in the recipe. Puff pastry or homemade dough also could be used.
Special Supplies Needed:
leaf shaped cookie cutters (the girls also used acorn, turkey, and pumpkin shapes)
baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Unroll Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheet onto a cutting board that has been lightly dusted with flour. Cut using cookie cutters.
Cookie cutters were used to cut the dough into fall-themed shapes.
Set the cut-out dough onto a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
Olivia using a knife to re-trace some of the areas
where the cookie cutters didn't cut through the dough all the way.
Set your scraps of crescent roll dough on the baking sheet as well, if desired, so that nothing goes to waste.
Sophia cutting out shapes from the dough
using a variety of cookie cutters.
Brush butter over each leaf-shaped crescent roll. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over each leaf.
Dough that has been brushed with butter and
topped with shredded cheddar cheese.
Optional - If you want, sprinkle on some paprika and/or parsley to add some color to your leaves.
Bake for 7-8 minutes until the rolls are golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
Once out of the oven, you can serve immediately, or allow them to cool, store them in an airtight container and re-heat just before serving.
Olivia's acorn- and leaf-shaped pastries cooling on a wire rack.
Place in a warm oven and heat for 3-5 minutes, just until warm.
What do you call it when it rains turkeys? (Foul weather!)