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I am all about traditions. I love to create traditions, practice traditions, and come up with new traditions. And now that my kids are getting older, our traditions are shifting to fit older kiddos. Of course, Superman still loves to pound on the roof in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve as though he’s Santa, even though our kids haven’t believed in Santa for years. But, I digress.
Let’s not focus on Christmas just yet (even though I’m already listening to Christmas music–in fact, it’s on in the background as I write this!). Let’s talk about Thanksgiving, the oft-forgotten holiday. The day was set in stone by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and approved by Congress in 1941. So it’s been around awhile.
Traditions around the fire
One tradition I love to enjoy with family (and even the older “millennial” family members still love this!) for Thanksgiving is to sit around the fire in the morning and enjoy hot cocoa. And as the millennials have grown out of childhood into young adulthood, coffee has entered the hot cocoa equation.
This year, we’re incorporating Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee that I was able to pick up at Walmart while shopping for the rest of my Thanksgiving dinner ingredients. I’m kinda picky about my coffee. I like it mild, smooth and not too expensive. I’ve been drinking Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee for years because it meets all my criteria.
There are a bunch of different flavors of Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee. I’m normally a “half caff” gal, and brew my coffee each morning with 1/2 regular, 1/2 decaf. But for Thanksgiving, we wanted something special! I couldn’t help but pick up all three of these flavors from Walmart:
We decided to spice things up by taking a twist on our classic homemade hot chocolate recipe:
Dunkin’ Donuts Cinnamon Roll Coffee Recipe (Serves 6)
5 cups almond milk (or your favorite milk)
8 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
8 TBSP organic sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup brewed Dunkin’ Donuts Cinnamon Roll Coffee
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Whisk together dry ingredients in saucepan, then add milk and coffee and heat over medium heat until hot. Add in vanilla and stir until combined. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to enjoy family, friends, and food! I hope you get to incorporate the fun tradition of “spiced up” hot chocolate on Thanksgiving morning around the fire, too!
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Think you know your stuff about Thanksgiving?
Take the quiz below and see just how “Turkey smart” you are (and scroll down to the bottom for the answers):
- Thanksgiving occurs on the:
- Fourth Thursday in November
- Third Thursday in November
- November 26 each year
- The first Thanksgiving lasted:
- One day
- Two days
- Three days
- Which of the following was NOT served at the Pilgrims Thanksgiving meal?
- Cranberries, corn, and mashed potatoes
- Rabbit, chicken, wild turkey, and dried fruit
- Venison (deer meat), fish, goose
- Which Indian tribe taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and were invited to the Thanksgiving meal?
- Approximately how many turkeys are eaten each year on Thanksgiving in the United States?
- 100 million
- 280 million
- 500 million
- Which southern state was the first to adopt a Thanksgiving Day in 1855?
- South Carolina
- What is a snood?
- The loose skin under a male turkey’s neck.
- A hat worn by a Pilgrim
- A hot cider drink served at Thanksgiving.
- What utensil was not used by the Pilgrims to eat Thanksgiving dinner?
- The best place to put the meat thermometer in the turkey is:
- The breast
- The middle of the back
- The thigh
- Which president is believed to be the first to pardon a turkey and start this annual tradition?
- President Lincoln in 1863
- President Roosevelt in 1939
- President Harry Truman in 1947
- The Pilgrims came to the New world seeking religious freedom and were also called:
- The Puritans because they wanted to purify the teachings and ceremonies of the Church of England.
- The Great Explorers
- The Wanderers
- Today, our Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November because
- It is the date the Pilgrims landed in the New World.
- This was the date set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and approved by Congress in 1941.
- It was the date people voted to have it on.
- What is a baby turkey called?
- A chick
- A nestling
- A poult
- It has been estimated that how many Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving.
- A full grown turkey has about how many feathers?
- A million
- Too many to count!
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