Not only it is Thanksgiving at our house tomorrow – we are also celebrating the first day of Hanukkah - and my younger daughter’s 8th Birthday. It is quite the celebration, the trifecta to end all trifectas. There has been a lot of activity in the house this week – with the birthday party this weekend – and then guests arriving for the week. It has been quite something – but the best is yet to come.
One of our special visitors this week is my sister-in-law – she is a “real” foodie (where I just play one on TV) – she does this for her career, so she actually knows what she is talking about. One of the treats I made for Niela’s birthday party were these cute little acorns. For the life of me, I can’t remember where I saw these, but I remembered there were 3 ingredients, and I knew they would be adorable. I usually make treats from scratch, but occasionally I find something like this that I can’t resist. When I saw her pop one in her mouth – I was a little worried, but she had the same reaction as me. Wow, what a combination. Nutter butter’s are not my favorite cookies – but stick a Hershey’s kiss on top, with a chocolate chip on the bottom, and boy do you have yourself a delectable morsel. That got us talking about how there are certain combinations of foods that are just meant to go together. Hands down – these win. I can pass of a peanut butter cup any day of the week – but these babies are in a different league.
So, as you celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, take some time to remember what this holiday is all about. I am so thankful for my family and friends, and the food I am always surrounded by. I am thankful that I have a beautiful kitchen to cook in tomorrow, and my family around me to share the bounty. I am thankful that my children understand they will not get Hanukkah presents tomorrow, but at some point this month they will…and I am thankful that my daughter’s birthday party this past weekend was a complete success, and that she is thrilled to be sharing her day with a turkey and a menorah tomorrow. Happy BirthGivakkah everyone!!
- Mini Nutter Butter Sandwich Cookies
- Hershey Kisses
- Chocolate Chips
Place 1/2 cup chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until melted. Dip the bottom of the Hershey Kiss in the melted chocolate, and stick onto one side of the cookie – do the same with the chocolate chip on the other side. Let sit until the chocolate gets hard.
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