But in the meantime, yesterday was a very productive day! I really should plan not to load too much into one day but I pulled it off, so that's exciting!
We did our school work as per usual and I decided today would be a good day to do a "Thanksgiving Day craft". So we watched the Charlie Brown Mayflower special and made Pilgrim hats and Indian Headdresses... I probably should have made the feathers on the headdress a little smaller because they flopped around but the boys love playing with glue so they didn't mind!
chocolate cupcake recipe (because it is an amazing recipe!), a vanilla buttercream recipe, my trusty pink KitchenAid Mixer,
Owl Cupcakes using Oreos and M&Ms, I made these!
After those were made and decorated, I had little boys begging for cupcakes. But it was almost dinner time so I had to make that first. Again if I had planned my day better, dinner last night wouldn't have been so time consuming. But I've been wanting this particular dish for quite a while so I had to make it.
We had a Chicken Rice and Bacon Casserole for dinner. (This recipe via The Nest calls for mushrooms.... I sometimes do the mushrooms, or sometimes I leave them out depending on whether I have some on hand. Either way it tastes amazing!)
After I walk away from the computer today, I will need to go finish the laundry and then its off to the movies with the girls (NO KIDS!! WOO HOO!) because while I have issues with the casting of Hunger Games because I loved the books and I feel like they missed the mark with Peeta, I am definitely needing to go see some Catching Fire today!