Three Thanksgiving Steals

The fourth Thursday in November sees Thanksgiving in the USA and here at Mummies Club we’ve been watching in awe all the beautiful build up posts on Pinterest and Flipboard. Feeling a little jealous of all the beauty that is Thanksgiving we’ve decided to steal some ideas and post them below. Use them as you will, vamp them up for Christmas or just make your home full of beautiful Autumn smells and sights. 

No. 1 Pie

Who doesn’t like a good piece of pie. The traditional pie of choice for thanksgiving is Pumpkin (think spiced deliciousness) but why stop there. Here are our top 5 pie ideas, happy baking!
Traditional pumpkin
Over the pond their are so many recipes for the traditional pumpkin pie. A few years ago the Guardian Life and Style published a fabulous article called “How to make the perfect pumpkin pie”, it’s got some scrummy advice and is well worth a read.
Get saucy with your apple pie
Bake a gorgeous apple pie (BBC good food, Jamie Oliver and Mary Berry all have lovely versions), then make (see recipe below) or buy some toffee sauce to drizzle all over the top. Serve with cream (extra thick) and a sprinkle of cinnamon flavoured sugar on top.
Toffee Sauce 
You will need:
100g light brown sugar
100g Butter
100ml Cream or milk
Melt the sugar and butter together (Do not let them burn)
Once the sugar is dissolved add the cream or milk and heat until bubbling and gooey.
Turkey Ham, and Cranberry Pie 
Leftovers always make the best pies. As the traditional meat of thanksgiving is the turkey why not make a turkey, ham and cranberry pie for a week day dinner. We particularly like the look of the Hairy Bikers Version (find it on goodtoknow)

No. 2 Decorations

Thanksgiving is the perfect excuse to decorate your house for Autumn. who said we need to wait until Christmas to decorate. Try simple things like some autumnal pots planted with yellows, oranges and greens, a lovely autumn wreath (see project 52 ) , a beautiful centrepiece made of mini squash for the table, or collect some recycled glass bottles and fill them with orange and red berries for your mantle piece.

No. 3 Crafts

Thanksgiving is all about Family and being thankful, so why not get the kids involved by doing some thanksgiving inspired crafts. Create a hand print turkey or a paper leaf wreath (complete with written notes of why they are thankful). If you have a little more time why not create scarecrow for the Garden.
Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving x x