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Thankful for my Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving! At least to all you celebrating in the U.S. Even to those not eating a giant turkey today, I wanted to share with you my gratitude for my blessings. I have so much to be thankful for, and I like to reflect on that because sometimes I get frustrated with things in life, but remembering the little and big things bring me back to reality of what is important.

It’s the typical, grateful for my awesome, supportive husband. I can be grumpy sometimes, and he knows how to snap me out of it the best. We’ve had our ups and downs, but we get each other. Sometimes we feel we can’t even have a normal conversation at home with all of the noise, but we’ve taken time to go on little getaways–at least for the weekend–about once a year. I love those little getaways.

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I’m grateful I’m a mother. … Continue Reading

Pecan Pie Egg Rolls

I am a nut-in-my-desserts-lover. I’ve found people love ‘em or hate ‘em in their treats, and I simply LOVE the texture and crunch that comes from nuts. Pecan Pie is pretty much my favorite part about Thanksgiving dinner, and really, I’ll eat it all year long.  I also LOVE anything fried for that same crunchy reason, and savory egg rolls are among my favorite crunch!

I decided I’d try to make some Pecan Pie Egg Rolls after I saw the Apple Pie Egg Rolls over at Spend with Pennies. At first it seems weird to put pecan pie + egg rolls together, right? Just think turnovers, or those fruit pies we used to eat in our childhood.  The egg roll wrap is neutral, so you can go sweet or savory with them.

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I pretty much just made a pecan pie, omitting the crust. Then filled the egg rolls, and cooked ‘em up. Here’s a fun little step by step collage:

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For the pie part, I used the basic recipe on the Karo Syrup site (below). You can always add cranberries or chocolate chips to the mixture, to spice it up a bit more! I also love my pecan pie with vanilla ice cream, so I made sure that was handy upon eating. By the way, I found my egg roll wrappers in the produce section near the lettuce. I looked all around for them!

After cooking the pie, I had to let it settle, so the time duration was a bit longer (nearly an your to cook, 2 hours to sit).  Really, you COULD just buy a pre made pecan pie to fill up the egg rolls, too. Just sayin’…

You can also bake them for 20 minutes (flipping half way) if you want to go without the frying mess.

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Pecan Pie Egg Rolls
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Recipe type: dessert
 
Fun twist on two basic recipes!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 16 egg roll wraps
  • oil to fry
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon.
  3. Stir in pecans.
  4. Pour filling into pie dish.
  5. Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes (see tips for doneness, below).
  6. Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.
  7. Wrap 2 Tablespoons of pecan pie mixture into each egg roll wrap
  8. wrap and seal with a touch of water
  9. fry 5-7 minutes on each side on medium heat on stovetop

  • I took a bunch of different shots (it was a hard one to photograph) so I’ll just share ‘em

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If you don’t eat them all up right away, refrigerate or freeze, just put them in the oven for 10 minutes to warm or re-fry them, for that crunchy texture.

For other pecan pie delicious–ness, by friend Kristi shared a Cranberry Pecan Pie that sounds amazing!  Or these Pecan Pie Bars also look delish. And Pecan Pie Truffles sound AMAZING!

So what do you think? Give it a try???

9 Little Indians

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States! This holiday is all about Pilgrims and Indians, and I got to photograph 9 Little Indians a few days ago, so I had to hurry up and edit some images to share on this fun holiday. These adorable Indian head-dresses were handmade by one of the mama’s, Jana at My 24 Hour Design.  You can find step by step instructions on how to make them there (plan ahead for next year)!  The 9 kids are siblings and cousins gathering together for the holiday.

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thanksgiving Turkey Song~I Don’t Want to Eat the Turkey

When my second son was in kindergarten 4 years ago, he came home one early November day singing the Thanksgiving Turkey Song~I don’t want to eat the turkey, with so much exuberance and gusto that it has stuck in all of our heads as a favorite each year. It is a cute little song about a child who has come to love the live turkey, and wants to keep it as a pet. This could get controversial (vegetarians?) and really some kids might get sad when thinking about it, so you decide if it’s right for your family.  We love it, so I wanted to share. It’s to the tune of Battle Hymn of the Republic which most adults know, and it’s easy enough for kids to catch on.

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Click here or on the image to download.

It’s 8×10 in size, so can easily be transferred onto a Word Document to print at home, or printed as a picture.

Sharing this at TidyMom and Tatertots & Jello.