Monday, December 5, 2011

Thanksgiving with Charlie Brown 2011

Whew! I've been absent from my blog for a while. I had an ear infection that slowly turned into a sinus infection. The process was so slow I didn't realize that I was really sick. I should have known something was wrong when just trying to think took a lot of effort.  I didn't have time to go to the doctor before Thanksgiving so I took a couple of my dad's leftover antibiotic medication. Yes, I know taking other people's medication is not responsible but I had over 30 guests coming and besides, it got me through Thanksgiving.  I just couldn't let something like an ear infection get in my way on Thanksgiving. To top the craziness my dad wanted family pictures which made the day a more stressful but we got through it. I give so much thanks to my husband and oldest son who really helped me in cleaning and getting ready for this day.

Now it seems Thanksgiving has come and gone in a flash and it's time to get ready for Christmas. But before I welcome in the season I want to post some Thanksgiving pics.

Here's a "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" cake that I made. The inspiration came from justjennrecipes.com's Snoopy cupcakes.  I really had fun making this cake.  The Charlie Brown theme seemed to strike a chord within the older generation as opposed to the younger ones at the party. It brought back so many memories for us.  When I was a kid we didn't have the luxury of having 24-hour cartoon networks. Cartoons were reserved for Saturday mornings and holidays specials like Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.  And if you missed the show it was too bad - you had to wait until the next year to see it again. We would talk about it at school reminding each other to not forget to watch the show.  I think that's the reason why shows like Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer hold a special place in our hearts rather than this younger generation who can watch whatever they want whenever they want.

For the cake:  I used Petit Toasts (usually found in the deli section) and mini Jelly Bellys because they are the perfect size.  The Charlie Brown images are from various sites which I re-sized on Word.  I glued the images onto cardboard, cut them out and taped them to BBQ skewers.  This helps keep the images standing erect and  the more importantly the cardboard does not actually touch the cake.


Our Dessert Table

My sister made the pumpkin cake balls.

My husband got up at 3am to start smoking 2 briskets.



This is my "I Saw, I Pinned, I Actually Did It" section.  
My gorgeous niece helped me decorate the turkey cookies.

If someone told me how tedious and time consuming making these Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkey Cookies I would have never made them.  They are cute, but not worth the trouble.  I suggest making them a day ahead or enlisting as much help as you can.  I'm so glad my niece helped me because I was about to have a conniption fit.  The idea is from Cookies and Cups blog. She used chocolate Oreos and I used vanilla Oreos because my youngest son doesn't like chocolate.


5 comments:

  1. HELLO IS A PLEASUR TO MEET YOU SUGAR GIRL,THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVELY VISIT TO MY BLOG .I AM SO SORRY YOU ARE NOT WELLYOU ARE IMY PRAYER LIST I KNOW WHAT IS LIKE I HAVE NOT BEEN WELL MY SELF.I LOVE YOUR CREATIONS FOR THAKSGIVING.MAY GOD HEAL YOU SO YOU CAN BE READY FOR CHRISTMAS THE BIRTH OF JESUS.BLESSINGS TO YOU AND GOD MAKE YOU WELL..SINCEELY SANDRA

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  2. I LOVE that cake as well! That is so creative. I've never seen anything like it. I meant to mention above that I'm sorry you have been feeling under the weather and will add you to my prayer list tonight. A little dust never hurt anyone! But taking time to be creative probably gave you some joy that you needed! We do have to carve a little time our for ourselves sometime!

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  3. I love your cake! Any chance you can share where you got your Peanuts images?

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    1. I googled Charlie Brown, clicked on images, copied, and pasted the images onto a Word document. Many of the pictures had backgrounds that I cropped out. I do not know how to download a Word document into a post. I know there is a way but my brain has gone on vacation.

      I can email the document to you if you like. Please let me know.

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    2. I just found this great blog post. Wondering if you still had the images and were willing to email still?

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