Thanksgiving Preparation




This morning we were busy in the kitchen beginning the Thanksgiving meal preparations. After Mom cooked the stuffing, we made two pies– sour cream and raisin, and pumpkin. The pie crust for the sour cream ‘n’ raisin pie turned out beautifully! Earlier this fall, Kerstin and I made apple pies and froze them; so we will also have an apple pie 🙂

The cranberry sauce was made too. While I was stirring the cranberries in, I realized that I didn’t double the recipe! 😐 But I think we will have enough for tomorrow…as long as it doesn’t get sampled too much


Frosted Cranberries


Making (and eating!) cranberry sauce is one of the BEST parts of the holidays. At least, that’s what we think! We always make our cranberry sauce with frozen cranberries, and it gives us some lovely photos. Look at the frost on those bright red berries! It’s so festive!


We added the cranberries to a large pot of boiling water and sugar, cooked it until it was thickened, and set it outside to chill.

Here is our recipe:

Cranberry Sauce

4 cups fresh and frozen cranberries
2 cups water
2 cups sugar

Wash cranberries. (We always wash our cranberries before we freeze them.) Stir together water and sugar in a saucepan. Heat to boiling; boil uncovered 5 minutes. Stir in cranberries. Heat to boiling; boil rapidly 5-10 minutes. Cool; cover and refrigerate at least eight hours.

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~Kerstin, Elisabeth, and Gabrielle


Snowy Pines


Last Monday, we had a large rain/snowstorm move through the area. On Tuesday morning we awoke to snow everywhere!


This is General’s paw print in the snow. It’s just so cute!



Mom got this picture of the sunrise….I was out hunting this morning, and let me tell ya, the sunrise was so much prettier without the trees in the way! I just wish I’d had a camera along.


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