Thankful thought of the day - Today I am thankful for dessert.
The tradition around my house is that I make the dessert for Thanksgiving and my husband cooks the dinner. He does make the graham cracker pie though, because I can't make it as good as he does. So today will be my day to bake. I'm starting off already with two batches of brownies in the oven.
Next, I'll whip up a batch of the no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies. My grandmother always made them for us. My mom followed the tradition and now I get to make them for the my kids and grandkids. I may need to make a double batch of these as well since The Nieces are coming and it's their favorite.
I've been craving some peanut butter candy (not fudge). I'm going to make a batch of that as well. It is so easy, just milk and sugar to a soft ball stage, add peanut butter and vanilla and pour on a greased platter.
Next, I'll whip up Jamie's birthday cake. This year, she has requested Mamaw Eden's Hershey's Chocolate Syrup cake. It is so rich and good. It has a whole can of Hershey's syrup in the cake and Hershey's cocoa in the icing. It's to die for. You can make it in a cake pan or a jelly roll pan.
Allen will make his graham cracker pie tomorrow. That's his day in the kitchen. It is one of those recipes passed down from my mom and no holiday is complete without the pie. It is simple to make, but I just get too impatient on the meringue so it never turns out good for me.
I hope you each and everyone have a wonderful, happy, filling Thanksgiving. Enjoy the day with loved ones. And remember the #1 rule to a happy home: Life is short, eat dessert first!!
(If you want the recipe for any of these items, just leave me a comment or send me an email.)