Happy Day Before Thanksgiving

Here’s to enjoying Thanksgiving for only a few more hours! 

Many of you have already pulled out your Christmas and been listening to Christmas music for the last week or so. But at our house, I think we’ve been too busy to even think about Thanksgiving much less Christmas. Pre-Kids, I would have gone up into the attic myself and pulled Christmas down, but that currently seems like a disaster. I’m hoping MDub will be in a good mood Friday and Saturday so that we can begin. 


Soo – here’s to enjoying every last minute of Thanksgiving. As I was scrolling Pintrest this week, I came across this adorable idea for the kids’ table. Some tape and a few left over pumpkins, and you have yourself a Tic Tac Toe board to keep the kids entertained for hours a good 20 minutes. Who knows, it might even be fun for the adults as well. 

You know my speciality is NOT cooking. However, I do have enough small town in me to get by and fool a few people. I’m now known for my potatoes at my in-laws house, and it’s the one staple I bring for every holiday. I can’t take credit though. In my house, we call them Haley Potatoes because one of my best friends won the 4-H cooking show with these potatoes when we were younger. They are super easy, delicious and everyone will think you slaved all day.


  • 1 32 oz. bag frozen hash browns (cubed) 
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1/2 cup melted margarine
  • 1 t. salt & pepper
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes

Thaw potatoes. Mix ingredients in a bowl (except cornflake crumbs and 1/4 cup melted margarine). Then pour mixture into a 9 X 13 casserole dish (sprayed with Pam). Pour remaining margarine over casserole and sprinkle cornflake crumbs on top. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. 

Side notes: I’ve started using the cubed potatoes with the onions and peppers already in them. I usually mix everything together, and let it sit in the casserole dish in the refrigerator over night. Just seems to taste better that way, and I also cook longer than 1 hour. More like 2 hours – but please watch your oven so they don’t burn. 

I hope you have a fabulous 2015 Thanksgiving.  Tomorrow we will be eating lunch then jumping in the car to head to Austin for the Tech vs. UT game. Then hopefully I will get to do a little Black Friday shopping while MDub and PB hang out at the hotel. 

2 thoughts on “Happy Day Before Thanksgiving”

  1. Love that cartoon about Thanksgiving! HAHA! And that potato recipe sounds delicious – I’m going to try it out!

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