Thanksgiving is only 2 days away!

Ok, so the biggest eating holiday is only 2 days away. By now, you should plans in place, all of your food bought, and are raring to go. Some of us will have Thanksgiving dinner at home, some of us will go to a family members’ house (or as in my case, several family members’ houses to make all the rounds), and still others may decide to go out to a restaurant with their families and friends, effectively avoiding all of the time consuming cooking and equally time consuming clean up. But wherever you go, just be sure to take a moment-or several-to remember that this holiday is not about the food that’s prepared and eaten. Its about being with your family and friends. And being thankful for what you have. I know I am thankful that I get to be with my family because there are plenty of others that don’t get to be. Our troops spread out across the globe, the homeless, the orphaned. Those people don’t get to see their families or even have families. Realize how lucky we are to have what we have and to be where we are because it could be so much worse. And while your saying grace before diving into a delicious meal, add those less fortuante to your prayers. Ask for them to be looked after and blessed. And although the holidays may be stressful, enjoy your family and the time that you get with them no matter where you are. Happy Thanksgiving All!

Thanksgiving is coming, Thanksgiving is coming….

Hi everybody! Well, we are most definitely in the holiday seasons now. Thanksgiving is only 8 days away, Christmas is going to be upon us before we know it (and before we’re ready for it), and New Year’s Eve rides the coat tails of Christmas. For those that celebrate the holidays (there are some that don’t I suppose), there is a lot going on. Food to be made, presents to be bought and wrapped, decorations to be done….We are busy, busy, busy. But in the midst of our holiday rush, let’s not forget that the holidays are about much more than getting presents and stuffing ourselves silly. Its about family and friends and being kind and welcoming to those less fortunate than ourselves. So be sure to take an extra minute or two to let your family and friends know how much they mean to you. And take a few minutes to say hi to someone who is struggling and help them if you can. That could easily be you. Or me. Its not about what we get. Its about what we give. And I don’t mean presents. I mean love, kindness, generosity….Happy holidays everyone!

Did someone say Thanksgiving?

Yep, its that time of year. Time for family and friends and football. And time for…..TURKEY!!! Ok, I am not a big cooker. In fact, I just only recently started to learn to cook (about a year and a half ago) but I love thanksgiving with its golden turkey, fluffy mash potatoes, sugary pies, oven warm and buttery rolls….. I have never cooked a Thanksgiving dinner and I am sure I am not the only one. So, for myself as well as the other thanksgiving “virgins” that I know are out there, I am adding posts about different recipes that are easy and delicious to make. So wheteher you are a Martha Stewart type that has Thanksgiving down to a science or your like me and just learning your way, stop by and check them out over the next few weeks. Enjoy!