Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Craziness

Today was such a crazy day, I felt like Turkey with my head cut off. (LOL) I had to get all the ingredients for my Thanksgiving Blessing Mix (Didn't realize how hard candy corns were to find after Halloween...grrr), attend Ashton's school play and conferences, assemble 40 treat bags, finish up the rest of turkey nuggets and flower arrangements and had to get the kids packed for an overnight at grandma's tomorrow. I'm finally able to rest a moment, ugh! Here is the recipe and directions for the Thanksgiving Blessing Snack Mix....enjoy!

Thanksgiving Blessing Snack Mix Recipe
2 cups Bugles brand corn snacks
2 cups small pretzels
1 cup candy corn
1 cup dried fruit bits or raisins
1 cup peanuts or sunflower seeds
1 cup M&Ms-brand chocolate candy
16 Hershey's-brand chocolate kisses


In a large bowl, gently mix all ingredients except Hershey's Kisses.

Place 1/3 to 1/2 cup Thanksgiving Blessing Mix in small cellophane treat bags. Add one Hershey's Kiss to each bag. Close bag with chenille stem or twist-tie.

Print 4 copies of the Thanksgiving Blessings Mix printable gift tag or or bag toppers, or hand-write your own tags with the wording below.

Cut out tags, and attach one to each bag.

Makes 16 Blessing Mix gift bags


Thanksgiving Blessing Mix

Bugles: Shaped like a cornucopia or Horn of Plenty, a symbol of our nation's abundance.

Pretzels: Arms folded in prayer, a freedom sought by those who founded our country.

Candy corn: Sacrifices of the Pilgrims' first winter. Food was so scarce that settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn a day.

Nuts or seeds: Promise of a a future harvest, one we will reap only if seeds are planted and tended with diligence.

Dried fruits: Harvest gifts of our bountiful land.

M&Ms: Memories of those who came before us to guide us to a blessed future.

Thanksgiving Blessing Snack Mix

Tag: I used oval punch to make the pumpkin, retired SU Punch for the stem, sponge dobber to accent the pumpkin with Chocolate chip ink, attached with SU Ribbon.

Back of Tag: I printed the Thanksgiving Blessing

Turkey Mum
"Fun Turkey Flower"

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