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Winning the Holiday!

Hey y'all!

How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was great! Did you eat too much? I didn't (surprisingly). I was actually shocked at how much I DIDN'T eat. We had a small breakfast and then my family's agreed upon time to eat dinner was 1pm. I think we started eating at 2:30...they can never be on time.

Anyway, I decided that I was not going to be a slave to the kitchen this year. I would prep as much as I could ahead of time and actually enjoy a holiday for once in my life. I kind of won at it. I say kind of it because I wasn't as prepared as I thought I was, but it worked out in the end.

I love love love turkey. Like for real LOVE. I had never roasted one though. I think it has always been the fear of messing it up. And if I buy a turkey and then mess it up, I would probably force myself to eat as much as I could and nobody has time for that. Well, this year, my mom gave me a small turkey. It looked like a slightly overgrown chicken. I found this recipe for a brin…

Soup(er) Sunday!

This past Sunday I hosted a Crafty with Canon party. I won the party through House Party (I love this site!).

Initially I was planning to do a few different finger foods. Well, the temperature dropped and I wanted soup. And chili. So I made both! And my sister also made a soup that was super delicious. I used my usual go to chili recipe, except I doubled up the seasonings because I didn't have a chili seasoning pack. I think it actually tasted better! I made it in my electric pressure cooker! It was so much faster and it tasted better than it usually does. I'm in love with my pressure cooker and would like another one. Anyone have one they want to give me?

Anyway, we had fun exploring the Canon Pixma printer and printing out photos and making cute little frames! But the food was really the star of the show! I'm going to link to all of the recipes because aside from small adjustments, none of them were my own!

Broccoli and Cheese Soup.
This was a big hit! It was my first tim…