Thanksgiving planning tuesday.....crafts and a carmel cranberry cake.


We are one day closer to turkey day! And since tomorrow will most likely be a thanksgiving prep day, today I wanted to think about some fun things to keep the kiddos occupied besides games and such. I think we will fill the day with games, possibly a croquet match, and some crafts. I scoured the net and came up with a few favorites that the kiddos in the fam will like for (ages 2-6).

Thanksgiving day bingo

Thanksgiving dinner maze

Hand turkey

Pilgrim hats

What will you do (besides eat!) on Thursday?

I also have a delicious recipe for an cranberry caramel cake if you are looking for something other than your traditional pumkin or pecan pies. Although I do love a "little pumkin"
"little pumkin"

Cranberry Cake
10" spring form cake

3 eggs
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, slightly softened and cut into chunks
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of milk
2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups cranberries (1 bag)
*caramel sauce

 Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and parchment line a 10" spring form pan. Beat eggs and sugar together for 5-7 minutes; the eggs will increase in volume and turn, turning pale yellow. Add butter and extracts and beat for 2 minutes. Add the milk and salt and mix for another 30 seconds. Stir in flour and fold in cranberries. Pour *caramel into bottom of pan (recipe follows) and pour cake mixture into greased pan. Bake 45-50 minutes for a 9x13, or a little over an hour for the spring form. You may need to tent the cake with foil in the last 15 minutes or so to keep the top from browning. Invert onto cake plate and shower with confectioners sugar (optional).
*Caramel sauce: In a small saucepan combine 1 stick butter and 1 ½ cups brown sugar. Heat over low –med heat until the sugar has dissolved and a caramel thickens (you can add extra sugar if need be).  See here for a salted caramel sauce recipe.




Ana Degenaar said...

That little pumpkin looks too cute! I am looking forward to Turkey day!

Aggie Wilson said...

Making cranberry biscotti tonight. I'll have to send you the recipe. It's great.
Love you!

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