Thanksgiving Update

So, I have been trying to think of a “first post” and when I originally created this it was right before Thanksgiving. I thought I could do a Thanksgiving post but I kept putting it off and now it’s a week and half later and I’ve decided to write it. FINALLY!

Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures so I have no pictures from my Thanksgiving day. I also made two delicious Pumpkin Rolls and didn’t get pictures of either, but I do have recipes!!!

Sometimes Thanksgiving can be tricky for newly-ish married couples because you have to figure out family situations, luckily for us, we had that figured out when we were dating.

Our church does an annual Turkey Bowl so we always wake up early and go to that. I watch and my husband plays! This year the under 30 team won. This is the first time in at least the past 8 years that the “younguns” have won… Afterwards, we go to his parents house for breakfast which includes cinnamon rolls, cranberry bread, and egg casserole. At about 1 we go to my family’s house and eat side items. We leave room in our tummies for turkey at his parents later in the day! This year we didn’t stay out late because we were so exhausted from being with friends the night before Thanksgiving so we just wanted to go home and relax after stuffing our faces!

We did some Black Friday shopping but we actually did ours on Black Friday. We got some movies and I got some new pajamas from Victoria’s Secret! We are trying to think of traditions to start with our kids one day and one I thought of was on Black Friday (in the afternoon) we can go to Target and each pick a movie that is on sale! We also, starting next year, will start going to the Fort Worth Parade of Lights.

I said above that I made two Pumpkin Rolls this year. I had never made them nor had I heard of them before this year. I work at a preschool and one of the little boys in my class brought some for lunch one day. It looked so yummy that I decided I was going to go home and make one. I made one to test out and it actually turned out to be the better one. Both were delicious but the first one looked prettier. It is probably the easiest dessert I’ve ever made but I was so scared the first time I made it. My biggest fear was that it wasn’t going to roll correctly, but I had no problem. I’ll put the recipe below!

PUMPKIN ROLL

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup self-rising flour, sifted
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1 tsp. vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Layout parchment paper on a 10″ x 15″ baking pan.
  3. Beat eggs for 5 minutes until fluffy.
  4. Add flour, sugar, pumpkin, and spices. Mix.
  5. Spread mixture onto the baking pan.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Layout parchment paper on flat surface and sprinkle with flour.
  8. Invert cake onto towel and roll cake parchment paper together. Cool in fridge.
  9. While the cake is cooling mix powdered sugar, cream cheese, margarine, and vanilla.
  10. When the cake is cool, unroll and spread the icing over it.
  11. Reroll the cake, cut off the ends, and place seam side down in the fridge.
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