Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Friends of the First Thanksgiving

So this one time, I made Thanksgiving cookies. But before that, I obsessed about them for days. I dreamed about them for nights. And I even made a new cutter just for those cookies. And then after I made the cutter, my 4 year old walked into the room and saw it and said, "Oh, a bowling stick thing." And by that he means that I could have saved myself jillions of seconds of labor and just used a bowling pin cutter.

And...in other news... I'm really not as hating on myself as it may sound right now, but I don't think I've ever felt so ignorant while making cookies. I mean, I know the history behind the first Thanksgiving in the United States, but I don't know any of the details. And I know that other countries have harvest type holidays as well and some even have their very own Thanksgiving. But why? I couldn't stop thinking about it. So then, I was all, "I'm totally going to spend hours researching and studying and then I'll share that very useful and priceless information on my blog tomorrow." And THEN, there was this other voice that said, "No, you won't." And I was all, "Yes, I will." And that other voice was very convincing and told me I should sleep instead. So I did. I mean, I can't ALWAYS pick the first voice. I don't want them to think that I'm playing favorites or anything.  But if YOU wanted to tell me about the harvest holidays or Thanksgivings in your country... I don't think I'd mind.

33 comments:

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

I heart you! I just died of cuteness! And always choose sleep! ;)

Sherrene (The Sugar Tree) said...

Georganne, I hope you don't think I'm stalking you or anything, but I just love your blog and your cookies are absolutely amazing!! Not to mention your photog skills. Wow. I must admit that as little as I know about the American Thanksgiving I know even less about the history behind our Canadian Thanksgiving, so don't feel bad. I'm going to research it right now. Or just have a glass of wine and think about it later. Either one.

Giselle said...

These are adorable!

Bediels & Co. (Jen) said...

Gorgeous! I absolutely love these cookies!
I think you were smart to pick the second voice and sleep! :)

Glora said...

These are beautiful! And I'm so glad you didn't skip over Thanksgiving. I think it is a good reminder to be thankful for the blessing we have. I love your pilgrims and indians! Hugs- Glora

Nisson Family said...

These are the cutest Thanksgiving cookies EVER. I'm totally in love w/ them. Small fun fact, the Osborns are related to William Bradford who helped organize the first Thanksgiving. :)

Hugs!
Pam

Stephanie said...

These are precious! I'm not going to lie, when I saw the picture, my first thought was: what a creative use for a bowling pin cookie cutter!

Bea @ CancunCOOKIES said...

These are soooo cute! Love the idea!

faithy said...

These are the cutest ever!! Such a brilliant and creative idea!

Haniela said...

Totally awesome, I saw them on flickr and now I have to comment here because they are just too cute and I wanted to say Hello too.

Deborah said...

These are simply adorable!! I'm so impressed!

Misc Momma said...

So adorable. I can't decide if I'm going to make thanksgiving cookies or not. These are making me want to - not that I'd try anything as crazy as these though!

sue said...

those are adorable, and I agree, let the voices know you don't play favorites.

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

Those cookies are absolutely adorable- too cute to eat!

Carsedra said...

These are soooo cute!! I can see these as like place holders (later a little treat)during dinner Thanksgiving Dinner!

Carsedra of:

http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

amalia said...

DARLING!!! Love love them!

Paula said...

Such an adorable change from decorated turkeys! These are fabulous.

The Partiologist said...

Wow, these are some of the cutest Thanksgiving cookies I have ever seen! Love them!

Cookielady said...

Totally cute. Yeah, after reading Sugarbelle's blog I always try to figure out what cutter was used. I thought you had used a bowling pin cutter and thought you were so clever. Well, I still think you are clever, but just did the extra work. ;) I live in TX, but grew up in IA, but Thanksgiving is pretty much the same in either place. Although, I don't believe collard greens or okra showed up on tables in IA.

Traci

Anonymous said...

Speechless......great work!

Anonymous said...

Great job on your cookies!

Sue said...

I saw the thumbnail of your cookies on my dashboard and it was LOVE at first sight!!! Soooo darling! That's so funny about the bowling pin:)

Lee Anne said...

These are awesome! And I might steal them for a party that I really should NOT be hosting. The only reason I know anything about the US Thanksgiving is that my daughter listens to the Magic Treehouse audiobooks - all I know about the first Thanksgiving comes from there. Sad, but true...

Audrey said...

I cannot believe those are cookies! They are absolutely adorable!

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Amazing! Just shared them today...
http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2011/11/fun-finds-friday.html

Robin said...

I love these cookies! SO, SO cute!! Good job. :0)

the plaid cookie said...

These are amazing...and so beautifully done. I<3 them.

Jaclyn said...

Oh my god these are the best Thanksgiving cookies that I've seen. They are great!

South Bay Studio said...

Those are so sweet, no pun intended, children would love those. Kathi

SweetSugarBelle said...

I LOVE THESE I LOVE THESE I LOVE THESE I LOVE THESE I LOVE THESE! I cannot say enough! YOU ARE SO COOL!

Twins said...

You someone who doesn't know much about the Thanksgiving Holiday, you captured it pretty well. Very cute, I love them.

Cristin (Pinkie) said...

Gosh these are so stinkin cute!!!! Love them!

Neesie Natters said...

Phewph...I have such a lot to learn :(
Thanks for all your tips and advice - I need it. x

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