Pamela Lutrell with secrets for cooking with kids

Thanksgiving is only two days away and there is much to be done, but I wanted to share a couple of secrets with you today topped with some cashmere love!

My precious four-year-old granddaughter joined me recently to make cookies for her family.

FIRST SECRET: COOKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

Cooking with young children on over 50 feeling 40

Keep it simple and make it fun.  For our first time to bake together, I decided to keep it really simple and use a Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mix…so we did not have to do too much measuring.  

We made the cookie balls that you stick Hershey’s Kisses in as soon as they come out of the oven.  She was able to mix, our in ingredients, break eggs, roll balls, and unwrap and place the kisses.

Peanut Butter Kisses on Over 50 Feeling 40

And, of course, enjoy the spoils of our labor!!  Easy and fun!

SECOND SECRET: THE STOCK IS THE KEY

Pamela Lutrell's Turkey Stock

I say often that a rich, flavorful stock is the key to many dishes.  That would be true for Thanksgiving dressing and gravy.   The night before I place in a slow cooker and cover with water, the following:

  1. 2 turkey legs…or thighs
  2. 2 slices of applewood bacon
  3. 1 onion
  4. 2 cloves of minced garlic
  5. 1 apple (gala is what I usually use)
  6. A stalk of celery
  7. Pinch of salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning
  8. A twig of fresh rosemary

Savory Turkey Stock on Over 50 Feeling 40

The next day, I remove all of the pieces and use this flavorful stock for my cornbread dressing and the gravy…along with stock I usually add a few pan drippings from the roasted turkey to the gravy.

The turkey also had the applewood bacon, onions, garlic, celery, apples and rosemary roasting with it.  It is like unifying the perfect outfit with perfect accessories.

COZY IN CASHMERE

Pamela Lutrell with Soft Surroundings on Over 50 Feeling 40

It turns out that this will be a type of cashmere-week on this blog, with me featuring some of my favorite brands for cashmere.

Today, I am wearing the Delphine Cashmere Cardigan from Soft Surroundings…such a cozy garment for the colder weather. 

Remember Soft Surroundings for your Christmas gifts…personal, family and friends.  

Pamela Lutrell with Holiday Joy

I will be here all week and so honored to have you join me as we progress further in this season of Joy.

I also appreciate those who are shopping with my links!  Have fun cooking and enjoying your family this week.

For those who are celebrating virtually, or on your own, I am happy to be your family this week and appreciate you being here. 

No matter your circumstances….

CHOOSE TO KEEP SMILING!!

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Gift Giving on Over 50 Feeling 40

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Holiday Joy quotes on Over 50 Feeling 40

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GOLI on over 50 Feeling 40

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By Pamela Lutrell

Disclaimer:  I was provided product for this post, but the words are my own. 

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