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Happy Turkey Day Week!

So if you have been feeling neglected, you have been.  I am buried alive with projects (which is such a good thing), holiday happenings and LIFE.  I have decided that I WANT TO CRAFT/CREATE IT ALL this holiday season. 🙂  We also are starting to host friends and family gatherings starting tonight and then it is Turkey Day dinner prep, doing my traditional midnight madness on Friday with a buddy at the local mall  and then heading out of town to see my husband’s side of the family on Friday morning.

In all the busy mix my pooch decided to take on a war with the backyard squirrel and has managed to injury her front leg and ripping off a good portion of her skin trying to get after her annoying smack-talking nemesis of a critter by getting it stuck either under our fence or under a tree root.  That little guy just taunts her and he has no idea how she has taken out a few of his relatives and brought them to us as peace offerings…. Poor little guys.   This time though, the stats are Sadie Dog: 3 Squirrels: 1.   So now we have been playing vet with trying to keep the wounds clean and covered and now it looks like we are going to have to take her to the vet for stitches. Oh how she hates the Head Cone of Shame.

Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday.  It is more because I can cook and get lost in my kitchen for a few days.  One my favorite recipes is my Brie Mashed Potatoes.  AMAZINGLY RICH AND SINFUL!  It is such an easy recipe:


  • 10-15 Yukon Gold Potatoes peeled, diced and boiled (you can use any type of potatoes- I just like these since they are a very creamy potato!)
  • 1/4 cup of butter (room temp)
  • 1/8 of a cup of half and half or (milk will work to)
  • 2/3-1/2 of a round of the Baby Brie wheel from Costco (it is around $6). Cubed (just at room temp -keeps the potatoes from cooling down too much)
  • Salt and Pepper


While potatoes are HOT add butter and Brie salt and pepper.  Begin to whip together. I use my Kitchen Aid, but a hand mixer would do the trick. Once it has been combined mostly together add the half and half/milk until it is to the consistency you would like. Transfer to a serving dish and add a pat of butter to the top!  You will have the most creamiest and amazing potatoes you could ever imagine!

Now I will leave you with this funny that I so understand and have the same feelings for!

Thanks for sharing a bit of” jibber-jabber and recipe sharing instead of crafting” pie with me and Happy Thanksgiving!