I'm a last minute kind of girl. Life would be a lot less chaotic some days if I was just better at planning. The boys had their big Thanksgiving Feast on Friday and they both had to bring a few items to share. In my usual "wait until the very end" fashion, Friday morning at 5 a.m., I pretended to be the Pioneer Woman. I cooked up some of her fresh green beans. The recipe is here.
My foil pan is gorgeous....I know. It was for 2-year olds and I'm pretty sure they weren't offended. Anyway, I did a taste test before sending them off. They were delicious. I did leave out the red pepper included in her recipe, simply because I did not have a pepper in the fridge. Oh and don't talk to Ryder. He gagged the whole drive to school while covering his nose and continually asking "What's that Smell?". There is a lot of garlic and onion in this recipe, so if that's not for you...beware!
I whipped up some fruit for Ryder's class. I saw an idea that used Waffle Cones to make Fruit Cornucopias. Braum's sells Waffle Cones. I couldn't find them anywhere else. Being absolutely lazy, I went to Costco and bought the big bowl of pre-cut fruit. Stuff the fruit in the waffle cone and you'll come up with something like this.
Finally, why did I just receive the memo that it is proper etiquette to give your child's teach a Thanksgiving gift? Yes, I AM THANKFUL for the three woman that teach (ahem "put up with") my children at the Preschool they attend, but I wasn't aware that Thanksgiving was the holiday that you gave them an appreciation gift. Sometimes I just feel out of it. It makes total sense though, and I luckily have great friends who remind me of these little things. I quickly ran out and grabbed some cookie mix, a package of whisks and an oven mitt.
Tied a little Thankful tag to the package and called it done! You can find a tutorial for the turkey guy here!
Hope this gives you a little Thanksgiving inspiration. All of these things can be done last minute and in a pinch...like between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. while still showering, sending a few work emails and getting two kids dressed and out the door! Y'all have a fabulous Saturday!!