May your stuffing be tasty

Thanksgiving Wishes for you

May your stuffing be tasty,

May your turkey be plump,

May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump,

May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize,

and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!

A friend shared this poem with me and I just had to share it with you. Extra calories don’t go to my thighs, they go to my stomach. But hey, they gotta go somewhere, right?

Abby was here last night and we tried out a new recipe that’s sure to add more than just a few calories but boy is it yummy.

Putting nuts on the cookie bars

Putting nuts on the cookie bars

We had these last Sunday night at a Thanksgiving dinner before church. My good friend Cherie made them and after I ate one I new I had to have the recipe. The recipe doesn’t call for semi-sweet chocolate chips but we added some anyway, just because we love chocolate.

Neiman Marcus Brownies

Butter Pecan Cake Mix (When I went to the store they were out of butter pecan mix so I used Carmel cake mix and it was just as good)

1 stick melted margarine

1 egg

Mix and spread in the bottom or a greased 9X13 pan

1 8oz pkg cream cheese (softened)

1 stick margarine (softened)

2 eggs

Cream together

Add 1 box powdered sugar

pour over cake mix, sprinkle with 1 1/2 cup of pecans.

Bake at 300 degrees for about 55 minutes.  The edges will start to brown, but the center will still be a little jiggly.

It’s better to let them cool for awhile before you eat them but I had a house full of boys last night and they couldn’t wait.

Have a great day and remember, holiday calories don’t count!

1 Comment

  1. Sheila 14 Dec, 2009

    My powdered sugar doesn’t come in a box – how many cups would that be?