Beginning yesterday, 25+ members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew started getting prepared for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with a 5 days of Preparing for the Holidays Blog Hop, and we would love for YOU to come and join us for the fun!!
Holiday Recipes Idea
The Holidays are a wonderful time for our family to spend lots of time in the kitchen, there is just something about the wonderful smell of food baking in the oven on a cold winter day that makes it feel like the holidays! I will admit that the holidays do mean everyone eating lots of things we don’t normally eat, but I guess that’s the joy in the Holiday’s letting go once a year!
For Thanksgiving we have a meal with family. Everyone brings a dish to pass, and we enjoy a day being spent with our family! Even the littlest ones love the Thanksgiving meal 🙂
The little ones love being able to spend time with their cousins and even get their own special kids table!
When I was growing up one of the things I alway looked forward to was spending an entire day making cookies to pass out to the neighbors for Christmas, because of all the wonderful memories I have from making cookies during the holidays it is one of the traditions that we have done every year for a while now with the kids. It is now something everyone looks forward to every year, it makes a huge mess of the house for the day, but it is well worth it for all the memories it makes!
And yes, by the time cookies are all cut out most of the kids have flour everywhere on them and the dining room! But look at that smile, it is priceless!
It’s interesting as the years go by they work harder and harder at perfecting making beautiful holiday cookies.
- Mix pudding up according to directions, mix the tub of cool whip into the pudding, set mixture aside.
- Layer 9×13 pan with graham crackers, spread 1/3 of the pudding mixture on top of the graham crackers,
- layer graham crackers on top of the pudding mixture, spread 1/3 of the pudding mixture on top of the graham crackers.
- Layer graham crackers on top of the pudding mixture, pour remaining pudding mixture on top of the graham crackers.
- Later graham crackers on top of the pudding mixture.
- Warm up tub of frosting in the microwave for approximately 45 seconds, or until frosting can be poured.
- Pour chocolate frosting over the top of the graham crackers.
- Let sit in fridge for 48 hours before serving.
- Preheat oven to 350′ F
- Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat, drain, and mash.
- Place mashed sweet potatoes in a large bowl, and use a mixer to blend with the margarine, brown sugar, orange juice, and cinnamon.
- Spread mixture evenly into a 9×13 pan. Top with miniature marshmallows.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes in preheated oven, or until heated thoroughly, and marshmallows are puffed and golden brown.
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