Turkey Shaped Cinnamon Rolls (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving)

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T Minus 7 Days and Counting….

Are you ready for Turkey Day? Thankfully, I will not be cooking this year — unless I want to. We’re heading to my in-laws where we usually get spoiled rotten. So, I’m looking forward to less cooking than on a normal Thanksgiving.

However, I have made many a feast in the past, with memories of the scars, the grumpy mood, and the flying turkey meat to prove it. Yes, as my siblings can testify, I can get a little emo at the holidays. Good thing I’m off duty this year.

As such, I wanted to let you know that next Thursday, I will be available for counseling. Sort of. I figure not many people will want to or be able to post recipes next week, but we’re still going to have URS. It’s the “Give-Me-Some-Last-Minute-Help-and-Inspiration-on-Thanksgiving” URS. Share your joys, concerns, and questions, starting early on Wednesday afternoon. When I’m not frantically packing six kids in the car or driving out of town, I’ll try to answer your Thanksgiving questions — or my readers will. If you’ve got a few minutes next Wednesday and Thursday, pop your head in, ask a question, answer a question, inspire us with what you’re doing.

In the meantime, I suggest you do as much planning as you can ahead of time:

And make these little turkeys with your little turkeys:

You’ll need 1 cinnamon roll and 1 1/2ย large biscuits for each kid. I use the refrigerated kind ’cause it’s easier with lots of little helpers. Cut the 1/2 biscuit in half again. 1/4 is for the turkey face. Cut the other 1/4 into legs. Cut the full biscuit into feathers and let your child dip the feathers into colored sugar or sprinkles. Poke in chocolate chip or raisin eyes. (I don’t recommend red hots or M&Ms because they bleed and make the turkey look like he’s crying.) Bake according to package directions.
Enjoy the look on your child’s smiling face!

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About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. Hoosier Homemade says:

    That Turkey is so cute! I wish my boys were younger, I may just have to make it anyway, for me ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Oh that turkey turned out so cute! What a fun idea!

  3. That is adorable! I'll have to try that one. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Love the Turkey….Looks cute and tasty! Plus, looks like the kids could easily help make it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Family Balance Sheet says:

    I posted a breakfast muffin recipe on mr.linkey, but this recipe is for a side dish. It would be a good side if you aren't cooking for too many people.

    Cranberry Walnut Acorn Squash Bowls

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Love your idea for a holiday crisis post! I'll be sure to check back because I'm sure something will go wrong!

  7. Dear Sister, please leave at the CRACK OF DAWN on Wednesday and CHECK THE CAR FLUIDS before you go. You do NOT want to reenact my 11-hour drive from last year. The traffic will be horrendous! I do not want that for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. love the super cute idea of the turkey and you are probably right about next week

  9. I love this idea! Sunday we are having Thanksgiving round 1 at my parents house and I think I'm going to do this little project with the kiddos. What a fun thing to do!

  10. LOVE the Turkey!! Can't wait to try this with my little man!!

  11. Oh my goodness that is cute.

  12. i miss playing URS! just stopping in to say hi, and happy holidays! no turkey day recipes to share. i too get this holiday off. my MIL cooks most everything. i bring pies. home made of course. don't have any pie recipes posted, but i'm tempted to venture out and make a regular pecan and a chocolate pecan pie this year, in addition to cherry, peach and pumpkin. i thing our head count is nearing 20….

  13. I love the turkey idea – so cute! I'm eating out this Thanksgiving – it's a first! I'll miss the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving cooking and prep, though.

  14. Delicious Meal&Recipe says:

    very cool & delicious dish, thank you very much for sharing.

    Can I share this recipe on my recipe library?

    Awaiting your response. Thank

  15. I added my recipe for Cinderella's Pumpkin Rice Pudding!

  16. Made these this morning-adorable and delicious!

  17. Loving your blog. Thanks for this recipe swap – it’s so much fun checking out new blogs and bloggers.

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