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When I was in Kindergarden, our Thanksgiving celebration involved making pilgrim and Indian hats, a turkey craft tracing our hands, and singing a turkey song or two… Ashlyne’s class actually had a Thanksgiving Feast with costumes, crafts and the whole shebang! When I volunteered I was asked to make Twice Baked Potato Boats with Sails celebrating the pilgrims voyage to America!

Ok, to be completely honest, when I was assigned this project I might have had a small anxiety attack… I have to make something hot and get it to school at least warm, which meant timing the morning just right with cooking and creating these adorable-yummy ‘boats’, getting kids dressed-fed-dropped-off, get myself ready and praying I didn’t forget an ingredient (because there would be no time to get it) or burn the little boats the hour before I needed to take it to class, etc. Here is where Superman stepped in and we split the morning craziness…my awesome husband, who is a great cook, went grocery shopping and actually made these beautiful Twice Baked Potatoes (that is why they are so yummy) while I worked on getting the kids ready and making the little sail part for the boat. The actual recipe for the Twice Baked Potatoes recipe can be found here: http://www.food.com/recipe/best-twice-baked-potatoes-79595. If I was making these for our family instead of a kindergarten party, I would have added extra cheese on top and bacon (yum).

Here are some pictures from our twice baked potato fun!

We cooked the potatoes for 1 hour. Did not wrap in foil to make the skin tougher (needed them to hold up as boats:)

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We cut the potatoes in half and scraped off the inside of the potatoes, leaving one half of the potato for the ‘boat’.

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We added all the ingredients (per the recipe) and mashed…Here is Superman mashing the potatoes:)

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We then added the mashed filling back into the boats and cooked for about 15 minutes in the oven.

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When they came out and cooled for a few minutes, I added the little sail to the top.

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Part two was making the SAIL…

Simple and cute…Cut the paper into triangles about the same height as the toothpick.

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Stick the toothpick through the bottom and then through the top to make a curvy sail.

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Add cute sail to awesome Twice Baked Potato Boats and run to school for the Thanksgiving Feast before they are cold:)

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The funniest part of this project was Ashlyne doesn’t even like mashed potatoes, so I hoped the other Kindergarten kiddos enjoyed these gourmet potato boats at their Thanksgiving Feast. They looked quiet delicious to me:)

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