Five Favorites - Thankfulness

November is a time for thankfulness … here are Five Favorites I am very thankful for ...

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1. Faith
2. Family
3. Friends

When considering what I am MOST thankful for, Faith, Family and Friends are all at the top of my list! I can't imaging doing "life" without any one of these three. I have received so much wisdom and strength from my faith, love and support from my family and hugs and laughs from my friends. They are all an equally important and necessary part of my life. They keep me going!!
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This might seem a little shallow, but I am SOOO thankful for chocolate and couldn't live without it. LoL One of my favorites is the chocolate cake from Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant  in Troy, MI. As you can see, it is AMAZING! … and it tastes as good as it looks!! If you live nearby, you definitely will have to stop in and try it sometime!!

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 5. Music

I have always enjoyed music. I like listening in my car or while making dinner or doing chores around the house. It lightens my spirit and certain songs can bring back fond memories.  My choice depends on what kind of "mood" I'm in. Country is my favorite, but at times some Motown, praise music or good old fashioned rock & roll is great!

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11/12 Euchre ... Tuesday Tip

I thought it would be FUN to have Tuesday Tips to share some interesting Euchre tips ... of course on Tuesdays!

Lead the Big Trump - 

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If you have ordered or you are the maker, lead your highest trump. This is especially true if you do not hold the Right Bower. The idea is to force the high trump from the opponent's hands and possibly set up your off-suit Aces.

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Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe … Yummmy!!

This Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe is one of my family's favorites for Thanksgiving! I wanted to let you know about this early in the month in case you wanted to make it for your family for Thanksgiving. This sweet potato recipe is fluffy sweet potatoes with a crunchy pecan topping. To me it's more like dessert, which is why my husband LOVES it!! So if you have family members who are not big vegetable fans, this is the recipe for you!

Sweet Potato Casserole

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4 cups sweet potato, cubed 
(about 4 large sweet potatoes)
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Put sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, white sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish.

3. In medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potato mixture.

4. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly brown.


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November Euchre Party Theme

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When we think of November, (in the US) we think of Thanksgiving! What a great theme for a Euchre party! A while ago we got a co-ed group together for a Euchre Card Game on the weekend. Of course there had to be food! LoL The host smoked a turkey breast and everyone brought all the "fixin's". So the traditional Thanksgiving meal isn't just for Thanksgiving any more! One of my family's favorites for Thanksgiving is the Sweet Potato Casserole that my sister makes … it's to die for!!

Of course there are lots of FUN Thanksgiving decorations and plates & napkins available. You could even have your guests dress up in traditional Pilgrim and Indian outfits to add to the festivities! 

Do you have any ideas to add to a Thanksgiving Euchre party? Comment below and share them with us!

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