I have always been a believer in karma, or what goes around comes around mentality. You reap what you sow. Be kind, show love. It’s pretty easy when you think about it.
“If we learn how to give of ourselves, to forgive others, and to live with thanksgiving, we need not seek happiness–it will seek us.” -unknown
Feeling extremely thankful for my family and friends today.
“Thanksgiving is a very important holiday. Ours was the first country in the world to make a national holiday to give thanks.” – Linus
“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” – Charlie Brown
There are so many things I am thankful for this year. We are healthy, have a home, have food to eat (more than enough). We have family here at the moment. We have friends that we enjoy and care about like family. We have jobs. Really no complaints. I miss my Mom, but I always do at this time of year especially.
I am thankful for you. Thank you for reading, liking, and commenting on my blog. I appreciate you. Thank you.
Continued blessings – especially today!
Ugh…so for Thanksgiving I bake the biscuits and cornbread muffins for my dressing in advance (so they can dry out), normally on Sunday before Thanksgiving.
So, on Sunday, I was making a new chocolate treat for the family “Rolo Turtles.” Square pretzels, unwrapped Rolo’s, and pecans. Place the Rolo on the pretzel, and place in heated oven for 8-10 minutes. Take out of the oven, and place (carefully) pecan on top (pressing down). Let cool, and enjoy.
Well, I did those and turned off the oven. About a hour later, I went to turn on the oven to preheat for the biscuits and muffins, and no heat. Nothing. I have a gas oven, and the burners worked. Broiler worked. Looked like the heating bulb igniter went out. This happened before when David was in Afghanistan (it is always when they aren’t home), but was told from the repair guy not to service it, but replace the oven instead if it happened again.
So in a panic, we have been shopping for an oven. Lots out there, but none that could be delivered and installed before Thursday. Friday or even the following week, no problem. Ugh.
So, in frustration, David started looking up how to repair videos on YouTube. About a hour later, I have a working oven again. Replacement part ordered from Amazon (for $18) to be delivered on Wednesday (just in case).
But now I want a new oven. But I want a lot of things. Just really THANKFUL that I am able to cook, and enjoy the day. Oh, and have some dressing.
The holidays can be fun, full of laughter & memories, but stressful, and exhausting. The good news is they don’t have to get you off track. Follow these simple strategies to stay focused:
Remember, if you want different results you can’t continue doing things the same. Make Thanksgiving about the people, laugh a lot, play a game, take some pictures and get filled up with love by giving love away.
I am making roasted vegetables this year, and having both ham and turkey (will post recipes soon) so planning my day not to fail or just plain overeat.
Happy Thanksgiving week—we can do this!
NaBloPoMo 2012 – Day 22
“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 NKJV
Today I am so very thankful for my home, family, friends, and well, everything.
I wish you the happiest day, one without calories, and many pies. ha.
Yes, I am very aware of the date…and the lack of posting. But, I promised these recipes from Thanksgiving, so:
Crock Pot Morning Casserole
1 – 32 oz bag frozen has brown potatoes
1 lb. of bacon diced, cooked and drained
1 medium onion, diced
1 green bell pepper diced
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
1 dozen eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Place a layer of the potatoes on the bottom, followed by bacon, then onions, pepper, and cheese. Repeat and end with cheese. Beat the eggs, milk and salt and pepper together. Pour over the layers, and cover turn on low. Cook for 10 hours.
***I liked the convenience of this recipe (found on Pinterest). I will say it is bland, very bland. I used red bell pepper, and in the future I will use sausage for more flavor.
Wow…it has been forever…I am so sorry.
Lots of wonderful things were cooked for Thanksgiving, but the main reason for the holiday for us is family. Whether or not you are truly family doesn’t matter. Just grateful for friends, family of friends, and my precious family.
Carmen was home all week from Auburn, and Tori was here from Spring Hill. Stephen was at school until Tuesday, and spent the night with a friend. So he finally made it home on Wednesday evening.
I am still trying to eat healthy, and so far lost 9 pounds. Healthier foods have been key in this life style change, and we reflected it at Thanksgiving as well. Carmen actually complained when I told her that I wasn’t making my Dad’s oyster dressing. So, I ended up making it, and it turned out just like his. I have tried in years past, but has not turn out right.
This year it was perfect. We made tons of gluten-free items for Tori, and what we made, the rest of the family enjoyed without realizing the difference.