I’m cooking today—all day! I’ll be cooking tomorrow too for our family gathering. C will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at her sister’s home with family. She’s taking apple enchiladas! Maybe she will share her recipe with us all!
When it’s all over I will be exhausted for sure, but we have so much to be thankful for—not that I always remember that……
We may use the real china like my grandmother always did and her silver which stays in the wooden chest in the buffet. I’ll make homemade cranberry sauce with a little orange essence and there will be the canned jellied variety for hubby who is picky! Visit www.susanbranch.com for her great recipe for cranberry sauce in the oven! I’ll serve some spiced peaches in a crystal dish because my grandmother Elsie always had them on the Thanksgiving table—apple rings at Christmas. Traditions live on in those that follow. I usually feel a bit melancholy at the holiday season remembering those who are no longer with us.
I happened onto Edie’s post on poverty last evening and I wanted to share it with you! Edie’s blog is a happy place, but I especially love her postings on the deeper things of theology! She’s not a theologian (she’s actually a physician who now homeschools her girls), but I really appreciate her writings on spiritual life. She has a book club too! She’s been delving into the classics and even ventured into little videos which you can watch. Not sure if C and I will ever go there, but it might be fun! You can read Edie’s new post at www.lifeingraceblog.com. It’s titled: My Poverty (and Yours).
So I will NOT be shopping on Black Friday—and certainly NOT on Thanksgiving!!! We’ll be stuffing ourselves silly and watching movies—Miracle on 34th Street is a favorite tradition! I actually like the newer version best! So how about you out there in blogland? What are you cooking? Do you shop on Black Friday? What are you most thankful for this year?
This is my favorite scripture when I think of Thanksgiving—there’s a lot of theology in Psalm 100! May we remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem!