Thanksgiving Blessings

For the past several years I have cooked the Thanksgiving feast.  The menu was extensive as it usually is.

Menu

Appetizer:

  • artichoke and parmesen dip

Main Course

  • turkey
  • stuffing
  • butternut squash
  • creamy mashed potato
  • green bean casserole
  • creamed onions
  • candied yams
  • jello salad (family recipe)
  • cranberry bread
  • pumpkin bread
  • cranberry relish
  • cranberry whole berry sauce

Dessert

  • pecan tart
  • pumpkin pie
  • apple pie

Everything is made from scratch as the Thanksgiving feast should be.  Everyone went home with full bellies and a memory of yet another Thanksgiving with family.

As another blogger has done an extremely nice job with her "Things to be thankful for "I will try and replicate a list.

Things to be Thankful for in the past year

  • Walker graduates from kindergarten and starts the 1st grade with a bang
  • Peyton successfully completes speech therapy and begins his 3 year old program at school
  • Reaching the 10 year anniversary mark with my husband
  • finally getting my act together and utilize facebook
  • having a good job in this job market
  • being constantly surrounded by good friends
  • knowing my children have a good sense of humor ... and know when to use it
  • having a father that still likes to call to say good night to my kids
  • having a husband who is willing to put the Christmas lights up the day after Thanksgiving
  • having a job that allows me the luxury of working from home on Fridays
  • knowing my kids are compassionate as well as passionate about things that surround them
  • knowing that I live in a democracy that even though elections may not go the way I want I still have the right to vote
  • having made friends all over the world through my blog

I have certainly missed many but these are the highlights.  So... what are you thankful for this year?