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November 07 2016 @ 06:00 am
Thankful Day 7: Pumpkin Pie Twists  
Today I'm grateful for something that has nothing to do with what I'm sharing. What I'm grateful for is the ability to participate in something like Operation Christmas Child. Over the weekend; my cousins, their kids, my aunt and other friends got together to put together boxes for Operation Christmas Child. These boxes go over seas to children who normally would never get a Christmas present. Inside the boxes, are mostly necessities like cups, silverware, toothbrushes, etc but we also include a little treat and a game and other toy. Some of the kids wish just to have something like a stuffed animal of their own or a ball or just something we take for granted. So making these boxes to bring a little joy to a child feels good because I know somewhere in the world a child will be excited. So I'm thankful for the ability to do this and the organization that makes it possible.

For a treat here is the Pumpkin Pie Twists

1 8 oz can crescent rolls
1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Cream Cheese Icing
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.

  2. Line backing sheet with parchment paper or silicon baking mat.

  3. Unroll crescent dough and lay down as 4 rectangles on prepared backing sheet.

  4. Spread pumpkin puree onto 2 of the rectangles.

  5. Place the other 2 rectangles on top of the pumpkin.

  6. Press edges together.

  7. Brush melted butter on top of rectangles.

  8. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.

  9. Using pizza cutter, cut both rectangles into 6 strips.

  10. Twist each strip a few times and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.

  11. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

  12. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer for cream cheese icing.

  13. Fill a zip-lock bag, snip corner and top cooked twists with mixture.

What are you grateful for today?
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Kaylee Winchesterroguem on November 8th, 2016 11:17 am (UTC)
Operation Christmas Child sounds like a wonderful thing to be able to take part in.
Jill aka Jo: 12M: Cassiesireesanwar on November 14th, 2016 10:46 pm (UTC)
It really is. They have videos that show the kids getting the packages and they really tear your heart out. A child getting a tooth brush and showing it to everything like it is the hottest toy. It makes you sit back and think about your priorities.
Kaylee Winchesterroguem on November 29th, 2016 10:42 am (UTC)
Videos like that make me all emotional, and yeah, they def make you think a little differently about your priorities.
Jill aka Jo: Leverage: Parker grrrrsireesanwar on December 2nd, 2016 01:09 am (UTC)
Posted that in the wrong place. LOL

They do.

Edited at 2016-12-02 01:10 am (UTC)
tracyj23: Clark and MingNatracyj23 on November 8th, 2016 02:36 pm (UTC)
This looks yummy.

What a wonderful organization. We have it here too. I am thankful there are organizations like this that help people who need it.
Jill aka Jo: Stock: kitten playingsireesanwar on November 14th, 2016 10:47 pm (UTC)
And they are simple. I never think of these things without prompting so finding these little cooking hacks just make me happy. Have to share.

Me too. I love it.