what are you fixin'??...

isn't this everyone's favorite time of year??
tomorrow we'll give gobs of thanks to our Maker and eachother, we'll soak up some good ole QT with a few of our favorite faces, and we'll stuff ourselves with deliciousness from every angle!
i can't think of a better way to kick off the Christmas season!
{for those of you annoyed by all the Christmas spirit before the Thanksgiving holiday, i've found a way to enjoy both to the full-full-fullest without leaving anyone out}
November marks the beginning of the festivities and January the end.
why not listen to She&Him's "Baby it's Cold Outside" while cooking up your Thanksgiving feast??  this time of year always passes just a bit too quickly for my liking, so i'm just tryin' to stretch it out a little. that's all.  
no harm in a little extra joy to go around!

moving on...
thought i'd share a sweet little recipe that's been a family tradition of ours since i was young... and i'll be fixing it tonight!  it's simple and scrumptious!

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

here's what you'll need :

layer 1
2 cups crushed pretzels
3/4 cup melted butter
3 Tbsp sugar
mix ingredients in 9x13 in pan. press flat onto bottom of pan. bake at 400 for 5 min. let cool.

layer 2
8oz softened cream cheese
1 cup sugar
8oz cool whip
mix together until smooth. spoon over pretzel layer.

layer 3
2 {3oz} packages strawberry jello
2 cups boiling water
2 {10oz} packages frozen strawberries
mix strawberry jello and boiling water together. add sliced strawberries. refrigerate for about an hour, until slightly jelled. pour over cream cheese mixture. refrigerate.

you'll need to make this the night before, to give it time to set.
i know it's not much, but it hits the spot and with two babies to tend to in the mix... it leaves me feeling pretty accomplished.

what are you fixin'???


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