Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Turkeys For My Favorite Turkeys

As Thanksgiving quickly sneaks up on me approaches, I've come to realize that I'm running out of days for Thanksgiving themed foods/crafts.  Sure, I could do all of them after Thanksgiving, but I just don't think my heart would be in it.  It's like singing Christmas carols in July, it's just wrong.  So since a class was cancelled today, and since I spent three hours going through one last final hardcore edit on that monster paper, I made these...

...for my little turkeys, aka the youth group kids.  Being a youth minister's wife means I have a lot of interaction with the teens.  As we all know, teens eat...a. lot. So I oblige, regularly.  

Now don't get me wrong when I call them turkeys, I love those kids a lot. However, most of the time instead of being the fun, young adult, I end up acting like a mom.  Even when I try I can't keep from saying "that's not a good idea". I have gotten better at it, but anytime I "mother" them, it comes from a place of love.  Even though it's hard for me to be carefree and let them be, I still have a lot of love and compassion for those kids and I am thankful for all their unique traits that make them who they are and the wonderful Christian young people they are growing to be.  So little turkeys, if you read this, it's just one more reminder that I love you all.

On to the how-to's of the turkeys:
Well, it's simple.  It took me about 20 minutes to make 20 of these.  

You will need:
Golden Oreos (double stuft) 
Mini Nilla Wafers
Candy corn (5 per turkey)
Almond bark - any flavor, melted

Dip the back of Nilla Wafer into the almond bark and attach to one side of the Oreo.  Using a toothpick, make eyes on the top of the Nilla Wafer.  Using a spoon, make a thin strip of almond bark at the top of the Oreo in the gap between the cookies and attach 4 candy corn, like so: 

Last, cut off the yellow part on the candy corn (one candy corn per turkey), now you've got your nose.  Attach the nose with a bit more of almond bark (I used the toothpick for this, my fingers are too fat for anything else).  Let the cookies dry and harden and voila! 

You have turkeys for your little turkeys.  Enjoy and be thankful for the little turkeys in your life! 

1 comment:

  1. adorable cookies! so festive!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my linky party