Oh my Monday … (2 days to Thankful)

Yesterday simply got away from me.
I dropped Chase off at school for a brief chat with one of his teachers and had planned to go straight home and dive into cleaning my office/studio and getting organized for the week. Instead I stopped at the grocery store and did my Thanksgiving shopping and from there, just kept adding one more thing, until it was 2:30.
I came home for a few minutes and then turned around and did the taxi mom thing for another 90 minutes plus. I did exercise early in the morning, but did NOT take time to eat — so I succumbed to pumpkin (chocolate chip) bread and then feeling totally exhausted at 9:00pm made hot cocoa for everyone (with whip cream and sprinkles) and drank TWO cups!!

Let's just say today is a new day and with only two days to go, I'm back on track.
My tip for today is to prepare some "Thanksgiving" recipe that you can anticipate savoring — even if you're not preparing or hosting the meal, select some yummy recipe and prepare it with plans to share!

Here's mine. I was going to simply type the recipe in, but then realized how much I LOVE pulling a "loved" recipe card from my file. I used to wonder why my mother's recipes were so hashed and now I'm the middle-aged mom with a box full of floured, smeared and stained cards.  Life is good.

Corn Casserole btw, is a favorite from the midwest. I started preparing it when I was served it in 1992 at Geof's aunt's house. I can't imagine Thanksgiving without it now — it's the perfect complement to stuffing and mashed potatoes. If you've never had it — give it a try. It's easy and can be made a day or two ahead and reheated.

If you have time this weekend. Register for my FREE class, at BPS, called Cocoa, Daisies and Stacy.
In it, I share all of the pages and projects I created with the November Cocoa Daisy kit, and I walk you through the creation of a really cool (totally exclusive) 1-2-3-4-5 acrylic album by Clear Scraps.


I'm using my album as a summary of 2008 and a celebration of the TOP FIVE things I've learned …


Once you prepare the album itself — you can add your mark, from front to back … totally FUN. The cute rubber stamp alphabet shown here, is here.

Hope to see you in class!


  1. I have the same corn casserole recipe!! (except without the sugar) And you’re right, it is AMAZING and always a favorite.
    This was one of the first dishes I fixed for my in-laws after I got married. It came out of the oven SO beautifully, then my husband stuck his finger in the side to see if it was done. I could have killed him.
    Stacy, I hope you and your family have an absolutely wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!!

  2. Stacy – I thought you might like to see this and perhaps you could help get the word out. What a wonderful way to show gratitude for our blessings – to share them.
    Monica (BPS Student)

  3. Onion Cranberry Relish
    1 lg Onion,Vidalia Or Other Sweet Variety
    1 T Unsalted Margarine
    1/4 c Raisins
    1/4 c Red Wine
    1/2 c Brown Sugar Spenda Blend
    2 sticks Cinnamon or 2 teaspoon Cinnamon
    12 oz Fresh Cranberries
    1 c Water
    Chop onions. In a skillet cook onion in margarine for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add raisins and wine. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Remove from heat and set aside. In a medium saucepan combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and 1 cup water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add 2 cups of the cranberries and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining cranberries; cook 3 to 5 minutes more or until berries pop, stirring occasionally. Remove cinnamon sticks if used. Stir in onion mixture. Transfer to a medium bowl. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 3 days
    Yield: 12 Servings PS. The cranberries make a popping sound similar to popcorn. LOL
    My friend;s husband likes it on just about everything but mostly on turkey wraps that he takes to work for lunch.

  4. ScrappyMommy says:

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Stacy! I did register for your class yesterday and ordered the albums, I’m actually going to make three of them for my kids celebrating their birthdays from age 1 to age 5. Since two of them are only 2 I’ll have to complete them year by year but my daughter is 6 so I’ll be able to do 5 full birthdays for her. What a great little album you’ve designed for us! I also decided after reading your blog to take Daily Essentials and am excited to do that as well as the classes I’m signed up for that start in January (A Life Well Crafted and Get Organized Be Inspired)! Thanks for all the great classes at BPS and everything that it must take to put all this wonderful stuff together for us! Especially those of us that don’t have local scrapbook stores to take classes at! I’m in upstate NY and there are no stores near me at all so I rely heavily on BPS and other internet resources to keep me learning and trying new things. It’s always great too when I can incorporate products from Close To My Heart in too since I’m a consultant! Thanks again!

  5. Looks like an adorable album!

  6. Stace! I adore Corn Casserole!!!
    I was going to share my recipe on my blog this Thanksgiving as well.
    I began my love affair while serving a mission in Iowa. My recipe is different from yours though. You’ll have to check my blog this week to see my recipe and the differences!

  7. Becky in VA says:

    I have a question about making it a day or two ahead and reheated so I’m going to email you. thanks!

  8. Thanks for the corn casserole recipe! I will be trying that this year.
    My family loves Spinach Deviled eggs
    12 hard boiled eggs, split in half
    1/4 c mayo
    2T vinegar
    2T butter or marg, softened
    1Tt sugar
    1/2 t pepper & 1/4t salt
    1/2 c frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry.
    4 strips bacon, cooked & crumbled
    In small bowl, mash yolks w/ fork. Stir in next 6 ingreds mixing well. Add spinach, mixing well. You can mix bacon into the yolk mixture, but I like to fill the egg halves and sprinkle bacon on top. Delicious

  9. Melissa McDougal Bissenden says:

    Stacy, we had corn casserole on Sunday night for the McDougal’s early Thanksgiving feast. We thought of you! Too many fun Thanksgiving memories of when my cool cousin Stacy would come from BYU to have Thanksgiving with us. Hope you have a great holiday! Love ya!!

  10. Love the worn and loved recipe card! :) I love in the Midwest now and was introduced to Corn Casserole when I first moved here and was a new wife. It’s definitely a fav with young and old.
    And a twist to the recipe: you can add 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese to the mixture before baking to make Cheesy Corn Casserole!

  11. Alis in Wnderlnd says:

    I have a a very similar corn casserole recipe. (no sugar) It’s one of my favorite T-Day dishes.
    Thank you for the reminder about your class. This one must have slipped by me.

  12. What is corn bread mix and can you just use cornmeal? Is it the mix that comes in those little Jiffy boxes? This sounds like something my family would love!

  13. I make a similar recipe like that, that I got from Paula Deen. It is the must have for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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