Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving at Our House

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Thanksgiving this year found us doing well and happy in spirit and in the provision of our LORD!

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This year I found the antique tablecloth that once belonged to Grandma Cox and used it on our festive table! I enjoyed putting together a table arrangement that celebrated the harvest of the vine yet hinted at the grandeur of the season as well...
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We were honored and blessed to have my mom and dad visit with us for our Thanksgiving meal... This was only my second year of being totally in charge of all of the cooking... but I think between Lynn and myself... we've gotten it all under control.
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Mom and dad usually sit together on one side when the rest of the f amily gathers with us. This time the table did seem a bit bare but it was a wonderful time together.
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We had roasted turkey breast, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, winter roasted veggies, savory peas and onions, cranberry fruited sauce, pickled beets, and pumpkin souffle and hummingbird cake!

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Lynn was the perfect host... preciously waiting on and serving both mom and dad each dish...
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He shared the congressional prayer of 1947 delivered by Peter Marshall so timely for our nation today before offering his personal prayer for our family!
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One of our family traditions is to toast the recounted blessings we appreciate the most! Our sparkling apple cider served us well in our celebration!
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Our medley of winter veggies roasted to perfection included sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, onions, apples, and a new vegetable for me... parsnips!
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One way we tried to cut some of the calories was to bake up the pumpkin minus the pastry... this cut the desset by 300 calories.. and tasted just as wonderful! A small bite of Hummingbird cake was just a sweet delectable ending. I picked this small delicacy up at Miller's Amish Bakery in Stuart's Draft recently!

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Dad regaled us with stories of growing up during the depression, how he went to a 2 room schoolhouse and had to carry firewood in to heat the classroom. He is sharp a s a tack retelling old tales!
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Mom just enjoys sitting quietly by reliving the telling!
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Lynn found other entertainments!
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1 comment:

  1. Love your centerpieces, Mom! Proud of you for cooking all of that wonderful winter squash! Try it with a little maple syrup and some toasted walnuts, too! Glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving-- we were certainly there with you all in spirit!

    have a good weekend!
    love you,
    a

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