Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Giving Thanks



For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped,

For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped,
For the sun and the dew and the sweet honeycomb,
For the rose and the song and the harvest brought home --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the trade and the skill and the wealth in our land,
For the cunning and strength of the workingman's land,
For the good that our artists and poets have taught,
For the friendship that hope and affection have brought --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the homes that with purest affection are best,
For the season of plenty and well-deserved rest,
For our country extending from sea unto sea;
The land that is known as the "Land of the Free" --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

-Author Unknown


As we prepare for our annual celebration of Thanksgiving, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and many blessings. I am thankful for every day I receive!

I am sharing a recipe that I posted in 2008. It is one of my all time favorite, fun appetizers.  For Thanksgiving, I will be using a turkey cookie cutter instead of the pumpkins, acorns and fall leaves. 

1 box (15 oz.) refrigerated pie crusts
6 oz. sliced Black Forest or Virginia ham
8 oz. sliced extra-sharp Cheddar, Swiss or Gruyere cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten

1. Heat oven to 425. Line a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil.

2. On work surface, unroll pie crust and cut each of the two crusts into 12 shapes.

3. Put ham and cheese in the center of each of the 12 leaves. I added dijon mustard which the recipe didn't call for. With a small brush, brush beaten egg around edges.

4. Top with remaining leaves, carefully pressing on edges to seal. (I just pick
them up and press the edges together).

5. Place on prepared pan, and brush tops with beaten egg. I also made veins
in the leaves. Bake 10-12 minutes until light golden. Let cook on a rack for
a couple of minutes before serving. I think they are best served warm, but you
can make them ahead and just cover with plastic wrap until ready to bake.

Thanks for stopping by! I am joining Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm.

Debbie



Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

11 comments:

  1. Love that poem..may you have a wonderful one..I know you are grateful for everything.
    Pretty Fireplace:)

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    1. Thanks M....are you by any chance in sunny (although I hear it's nippy this week) Florida?

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  2. That is a wonderful poem, Debbie. I've made your adorable bites soon after you first posted them. They are delicious and fun to eat. Wishing you and your family and wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving Debbie-Gobble Till You Wobble:@)

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  4. Your mantle looks so welcoming, Debbie and I love the poem that you shared. Thanks for reposting your pumpkin patch bites. I've been thinking about them and how sweet they are. Happy Thanksgiving to you, dear friend.

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    1. Kitty, the pumpkin patch bites are easy to make. I like to set it up as an assembly line so it goes quickly.

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  5. Pretty mantel! Happy Tgiving to you and yours!

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  6. your pumpkin patch bites look so good and fun!

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  7. Beautiful mantel, and the poem is delightful. Thanks for the appetizer idea. Beautiful presentation.
    Hope you are not getting the heavy snow.

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    1. Sarah, we didn't get the heavy snow that Buffalo got. In fact, we only have a dusting on the ground, and by Monday we will be at 60 degrees. Crazy weather!

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  8. I love stuff like this Debbie!! Such a cute idea~ and you know I love your black and white Mck-C mantle!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Jenna

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