23 November 2011

Thanksgiving Eve

I love that our school system allows us the Wednesday before Thanksgiving off.  Several districts I have worked in before had us working until noon on Wednesday.  I feel much less rushed and able to enjoy the holiday more since I can do preparing the day before.

So what is going on in the Steffes house in 2011?  Ashley and Eric came home from Indiana last night and we visited shortly before going to bed.  We woke up bright and early on Wednesday, though, as we all had big lists of things to accomplish!

Ashley and I had some beauty routines to attend to first, then we both headed to Walmart to do some shopping.  The store wasn't busy but then again, there weren't many cashiers either.   We got our supplies without any problems and headed home.

We got started right away.  We got a gingerbread cake in the oven for our trifle. We made a batch of cookies for the Steffes Cookie Swap tomorrow.  Ashley made a simple chocolate cookie with Nutella in it.  It is so chewy and luscious!  Then Ashley made pumpkin pudding for our trifle.  We let the pudding cool and then I made a batch of pumpkin seed brittle to decorate the trifle top.  After it cooled, we broke it into pieces.  When the pudding was cool enough, we layered our trifle dessert, wrapped it up and its in the refrig cooling.  We packaged up Ashley's cookies and started making my Strawberry Angel Cookies.  Time for a Sonic break!

After lunch we cleaned up our messy kitchen and Ash and Eric headed over to his parent's house.  All his family was in town!  Bob came home with a crown roast, brussel sprouts, butternut squash, pumpkin gnocchi and some good looking bread.  Our Thanksgiving dinner with the four of us is tonight!  I think we are going to be fed well!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve to all!
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  1. You were busy gals today and that makes for a happy tomorrow!! Everything looks delicious!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  2. Terri, sounds like you are going to well fed and tired! The shopping alone would have done me in, lol...I have my dressing breads prepared, the veggies ready to go in and the turkey in the brine...so glad that the kids are home and hope your dinner is as delicious as it sounds...I'm in here from my new blog so it's a different picture than you're used to...can't believe I'm going to try and handle 2
    hugs and Happy Thanksgiving

  3. Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend! May your Thanksgiving be filled with good food, family, friends and lots of memory making moments.


  4. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  5. I enjoyed reading this Terri and yes you and Ash were busy.

  6. I enjoyed reading this Terri and yes you and Ash were busy! Goggle gobble!

  7. What fun! I'm so glad you all got to be together! Nutella cookies! Oh boy oh boy!

    Happy Thanksgiving weekend to the Steffes clan!


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