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Family Gratitude Pumpkin

Happy Saturday! For our kids, and all you 9-5ers, this is the best day of the week. It feels like you have so much time, making it the perfect day for family fun!

Check out this activity:

Thanksgiving Grateful Idea
Family Gratitude Pumpkin

What You Need:

  • Pumpkin (real or faux)
  • 2-2.5’ long ribbon
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Scissors


  • Start by cleaning your pumpkin, and allow it to dry.
  •  Next, you’ll need a 2-2.5’ long ribbon to tie around the stem.
  • Then write on the pumpkin what you are thankful for.

Thanksgiving Pizza

It’s time to figure out what we’re making for dinner! One of my favorite things to do is look around on Pinterest and see what recipes are out there for me to try, among other things. I’m sure I’m not the only one!

Check out this recipe that might be helpful tonight:

Thanksgiving Pizza

Thanksgiving Pizza Slice

This Thanksgiving Pizza recipe is the BEST way to eat Thanksgiving leftovers. It has turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and more all in a puff pastry crust!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 279
Author: Tonia

1 puff pastry sheet, thawed according to the instructions on the package
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
5 tbsp gravy,, divided
1/4 cup corn
1/4 cup green bean casserole
1/2 cup chopped turkey
1/2 cup stuffing
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup French fried onions
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Basil, parsley, or thyme, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Gently press puff pastry sheet into a greased 9-inch tart pan (or use a 9-inch pie pan). Trim the corners and use them into fill in any empty spaces along the sides of the pan.
  • Spread the mashed potatoes over the bottom and drizzle with two tablespoons of gravy.
  • Sprinkle with corn and green bean casserole.
  • Top with turkey, stuffing, and three tablespoons of gravy.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with French fried onions and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • Garnish with basil, parsley or thyme and freshly ground black pepper.

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 277mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g |


Turkey Grilled Cheese with Cranberry Brie

Happy Thanksgiving! On a regular day, this would be just another dinner recipe post. However, you most likely have already had your meal, so here is a recipe that I think looks really good, is easy, and uses your leftovers. Gobble, gobble!

Turkey Grilled Cheese with Cranberry Brie

Turkey Grilled Cheese with Cranberry and Brie Cheese

Because it uses leftover turkey and cranberry sauce, this sandwich is very easy to make and only takes minutes to go from skillet to taste buds.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Life Tastes Good

2 slices of thick cut bread
1 tablespoon butter, softened
3-4 ounces leftover Thanksgiving turkey
1-2 tablespoons leftover Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce (or your favorite canned sauce)
2-3 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed


  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. While the skillet is heating up, slice the cheese, butter the bread evenly all over, and have the turkey and cranberry sauce handy, because this will move quickly.
  • Once the skillet is sufficiently heated, place one slice of bread buttered side down in the hot skillet. Listen to the beautiful sound of that sizzle, but not for too long, or else your bread will burn and that will be sad.
  • Top the bread slice with a couple slices of turkey and salt it as needed, then spoon on a tablespoon or two of cranberry sauce, and top that with the brie cheese. I use about 2-3 ounces of cheese per sandwich, but this is not rocket science folks, so use what looks good to you.
  • Top the cheese with the other slice of bread, buttered side up, and then lift up the sandwich just a bit to see how the toasting is coming along. Once you’ve built the sandwich, the bottom slice of bread should be nicely toasted, but I like to check before flipping it over just in case I was moving at lightning speed for a change 😉
  • When the bottom slice of bread is toasted to your liking, carefully flip it over to toast the top side of bread. It only takes about a minute to get nicely toasted. This will also warm the inside ingredients of the sandwich and melt the cheese nicely. You’ll be able to see the cheese melting while you are toasting the bread. When the sandwich is toasted to your liking on both sides and the cheese is nice and melty, remove it from the skillet to a cutting board. Cut in half and enjoy!