Food To Be Thankful For

(Disclosure: I am a Campbell’s Brand Ambassador and this is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.)

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is just a few days away! I try to keep a thankful attitude all year long but, like many, the holiday really makes me concentrate on what I’m thankful for. This year I am thankful for so much. I’m thankful for my family and especially that we are all healthy and that my children have grown so much since the beginning of the school year. I’m thankful for the fact that both Sinisa and I have jobs and can support our family. I’m also thankful for blogging and everything it’s brought my family and I am thankful for you all, my readers, since I wouldn’t be where I am without you.

Jacob & Lucas, Thanksgiving 2012

I thought it would be fun to ask my children what they are thankful for. Here is what Jacob said: Daddy, Skylanders, Mrs. D (his teacher), and my friends. Lucas said: brother, Daddy, a robot, and Thomas. Do you notice how “mommy” did not make either list? :/ That’s okay though, since I know I have made their list of things to be thankful for in the past and I’m sure they are thankful for me.

One thing we often overlook are the simple things. Things like the air we breathe, the sun peaking out from behind clouds, and the food we have to eat. All those are things to be thankful for!

And speaking of food…Campbell Soup Company has some great ideas for the Thanksgiving table that are kid-friendly. Check out these adorable mini ideas!

Mini Green Bean Casseroles

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Mini Chicken & Stuffing Cups

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Don’t forget to ask The Wisest Kid if you’re forgetting anything on your Thanksgiving table! He can help you plan your Thanksgiving menu. Check out this cute Thanksgiving commercial from Campbell’s. I love Green Bean Casserole! What new recipe will your family enjoy this Thanksgiving?

Free Printable Downloads: Gratitude Jar

What are you grateful for?  Get ready for Thanksgiving with a printable gratitude jar.  Simply print a label for your jar and fill it full of your family’s responses to a series of fun and unique gratitude prompts.  Want a creative and meaningful Thanksgiving activity?  Read through your family’s responses before or after Thanksgiving dinner. Click on the image above to be taken to Paper Coterie’s website to download the printables.

(Image and printables courtesy of Paper Coterie.)

What To Do With Leftover Turkey

Have turkey leftover from Thanksgiving dinner?

Here are a few ideas to make those leftovers new again!

{Click the pictures to be taken to the recipes}

Leftover Panini

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Turkey Cranchiladas

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Turkey Potpies

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Artichoke Turkey Casserole

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Gluten-Free Turkey Soup

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Baked Turkey and Noodles

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Turkey and Squash Risotto

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Turkey, Bean, and Pumpkin Chili

Menu Plan {Nov 21-27th}

This week’s menu plan is really easy because it includes a lot of my favorite type of leftovers: Thanksgiving Day leftovers! yum!

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Monday: Shrimp Primavera

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Tuesday: Leftovers

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Wednesday: Baked Ham

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Thursday: Thanksgiving Feasts!

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Friday: Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Saturday: Ham and Green Beans (Old family recipe coming soon!!)

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Sunday: More Leftovers :)