Sunday, November 23, 2008

Countdown to T-Day

For the first time in 50+ years, my dad's Milner side of the family isn't getting together for Thanksgiving. This is sad, but not entirely tragic because I'll see them in about a month for Christmas, but still... it will be odd not piling in to Aunt Lynda's house and stuffing our faces. 

This year I am hosting my immediate family... and a few extended family for Thanksgiving. To be exact, 21 adults and 5 kids under the age of 7. Luckily, its a potluck and I'm getting lots of help from the Fam.

So each day until Thanksgiving I will post one recipe that we'll be enjoying. Here's one we did today...

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 TBS oil
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
orange food coloring 
2 cups water

Mix all ingredients together. Cook and stir over medium heat until lumps disappear. Knead the dough on cool surface (like a countertop) until smooth & cool enough for kids to handle.
Throw the dough and some cookie cutters on the table and you can buy enough time to get your own pumpkin pie in the oven!


Sarah Lena said...


Artist Unplugged said...

Oh, you are a great mom - very, very clever my dear! Are you off all week, uh, let me rephrase that, do you have vacation time all this week?

The White House said...

How great! that is awesome and great activity for us to do while at the grandparents. Thanks for sharing. Happy thanksgiving, bookMamma!

S2 said...

How fun that you have a Thanksgiving Day countdown clock!

I bet the boys' loved this Play-Doh recipe. I've always been a fan of the 'Doh - the smell alone is legal chemical happiness, no?

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