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Some people don’t plan to have breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. They like to save up and starve themselves, leaving plenty of room for the main course of turkey and dressing and potatoes – not to mention the dessert course of pumpkin pie – that they know is coming soon.

In our house, we go easy, with a pan (or two) of ooey, gooey cinnamon rolls first thing in the morning. They go great with coffee, you can eat as many as you want, since calories obviously don’t count on Thanksgiving, and you don’t even have to make them from scratch.

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Protip: The Rhodes brand frozen rolls are as good as anything you’re going to make yourself.

If you want to steal our idea, go for it – and if you want to go extra hard Thanksgiving morning, too, you’ve gotta tackle these adorable and delicious-looking turkey cinnamon rolls.

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All you need are cinnamon rolls, some bacon, a few piece of candy corn, some candies for the eyes, and maybe some pretzels to make these festive little gobblers come to life.

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You stick the bacon like the fans of a tail, put the candy eyes and candy corn nose on the front, and use the pretzel sticks for feet.

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It hardly takes longer than 20 minutes, and if your kids are up early (I know they are) you can definitely rope them into helping.

The promise of a warm cinnamon roll with bacon should be bribe enough to get some help from anyone in the house, if you ask me!


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