Sure, the day before Thanksgiving may be considered the biggest drinking day of the year, for good reason. But if you have a family, it’s more likely considered the oh-my-god-how-are-we-ever-gonna-get-all-this-food-done-in-time-for-Thanksgiving-dinner day. As a family our Thanksgiving prep is fairly EPIC. We attempt to model our lives off of every classic holiday move we know and as a result we always have too much food, too many types of potatoes, and more sparkling grape juice than we care to admit. Remembering that the day before Thanksgiving should at least involve a little eating, ( and not just baking) we pulled together our favorite pumpkin spice treats. Because a quick Mickey Waffle, or Cinderella Pumpkin Chai could help get you through any baking frenzy. And a couple favorite Disney Thanksgiving Movies can help you de-stress too.
Pumpkin Spice Mickey Waffles with Maple Butter and Roasted Walnuts
You can whip up a batch or two of these little pumpkin spice beauties a few days before Thanksgiving or just have the batter ready for pouring into the closest Mickey waffle maker. This batter can be stored for up to a week in a mason jar in the fridge. Perfect for when the whole family piles in at Mom’s and starts preparing the pies, but forgets about eating breakfast! Read the post and grab the recipe!
Pumpkin Spice Mickey Macarons
Lets face it, if you have family coming in early or the kids piling sleeping bags into the living room, you’re going to need to keep them occupied with something while you figure out the baking schedule. We love love love these Pumpkin Spice Mickey Macarons for a cute, light treat. Whether it’s to accompany a cup of tea with grandma or a homemade treat for the kids in front of the t.v. These little cookies give you a good reason to sit down and collect your thoughts. Read the post and grab the recipe!
Mickey Pumpkin Spice Scones
Another brunch treat to hand on hand when people get hungry. We love these scones on their own or as part of meal. If you’re feeling extra gourmet and want a surefire hit when it comes to lunch or a quick dinner, you can have these scones in place of the bread for grilled cheese! Nothing compares to the sweetness of the scone melted with the sharpness of a cheddar. You can even add a little jam or mustard if you’re feeling adventurous. Read the post and grab the recipe!
Cinderella Pumpkin Chai Tea
If we need anything during the cold months, it’s something warm and cozy to drink. And with all the rushing that will surely be happening in the kitchen the day before Thanksgiving, a batch of this pumpkin chai on standby hits the spot. Made with real pumpkin this cozy drink is fortifying enough to get you through most baking, and you’re eating your vegetables right? Read the post and grab the recipe!
Favorite Disney Thanksgiving Movies to Watch while you Bake
So there are a couple traditions we have in addition to watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade every year. And many of them involve movies. So here’s a few of our favorite films, some Disney and Non-Disney to watch as you get ready for Thanksgiving this year.
- Winnie the Pooh Seasons of Giving
- Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow
- Garfield’s Thanksgiving
- Addams Family Values
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
- Miracle on 34th Street
And if you ready for those Christmas Classics we also love to watch White Christmas and Holiday Inn.
The Day Before Thanksgiving Disney Get-Together
No matter what you’re plans for the holidays, these cozy pumpkin spice recipes are sure to add a little more magic and fun to your holiday. Grab the recipes in each post and make these ahead of time so that your holiday week can run smooth. Happy Thanksgiving!