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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

What are you serving for Thanksgiving Dinner this year?  I love to hear about Thanksgiving traditions in different areas of the country.   Here's a typical menu in my home growing up --and now:  Turkey;  Giblet Gravy;  Bread Dressing  (we call it dressing and not stuffing, and we eat Bread Dressing rather than Cornbread Dressing);  Cranberry salad/relish;  Rolls;  Pimento Beans (my mother's recipe of a Creamed Green Bean casserole --using pimentos;  it's excellent!);  Sweet Potato Casserole;  and Pumpkin Pie topped with Vanilla Ice Cream!!!

I am a traditionalist... I don't want anything different for Thanksgiving Dinner--not even ham...   Guess I'm set in my ways!!!!   However,  since my sons are all grown up and gone, we scale down our dinners --by using a Turkey Breast instead of an entire turkey.

Tell me about some of your Thanksgiving traditions --when it comes to food!!!!! Different areas of the country do things differently --and it's so interesting to read what others do.

I recently read this neat little poem written by Karl Fuchs.  I would like to share it with you today.


As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we're poor,
Feel like bums, insecure, 
But in truth,  our riches astound.

We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We're wealthy,  when push comes to shove.

So--add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you've got;
Realize it's a lot, 
And you'll make all your cares go away.

Let's all count our blessings --not just on Thanksgiving---but year 'round!!!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.   I'm taking some time off from blogging and will be back on Monday.

God Bless You ALL,