Yesterday was great! I cooked two turkeys. Yes you read that right, and I’ll explain in a moment. I fixed my wonderful mom’s green bean recipe, pumpkin pie, chocolate mouse pie, brownies, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, rolls, mashed potatoes, and home made turkey gravy. Of course half of it the kids wouldn’t touch, but I enjoyed every minute of cooking it and sitting with my family to enjoy the meal. MacKenxie ate more than her fair share of the brownies, and the C’s ate about 20 apples. Oiy! Everytime I turned around they had an apple. Which meant vacuuming a dozen times to get up apple peels that they decided to spit out. (Side note…I am SOOOO thankful for my vacuum cleaner!!!!) Braden munched on rolls and turkey, and Nan well lets just say she REALLY liked the turkey! Me…I’m a stuffing junky. The one thing I look forward to all year is stuffing at Thanksgiving. With yummo cranberry sauce. Next year I plan on getting my grandmother’s chicken and dressign recipe though. Or maybe I’ll get for Christmas. It’s so good it’ll knock your socks off! We ate alot and went to bed relatively early. What a wonderful day!
I didn’t realize that my thankful list would hit home with anyone. Especially being thankful for no t.v. But it seems that there are a few of you who understood what I meant. Which makes me thankful for the people who read this and get me! LOL I know can you tell I am still in thankful mode?!
Now remember I said I cooked two turkeys? Well I actually had three turkeys. One was given to me. One I got for spending x amount of dollars at the grocery store. And one I won in our school raffle. Well, the one given to me I gave to someone else. The one I got from the grocery store was a turkey breast and I served that one for me and the kids. The last one. Well, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. I got up, cooked it (stuffed and all the trimmings around it in the pan), and when it came out of the oven….it hit me so hard what I was going to do with that turkey. I knew we would never eat all of the breast, much less an ENTIRE turkey. But I did know a new family who had no means of cooking thanksgiving dinner. So I loaded up a bag full of groceries I had already been planning on taking to them, wrapped the roasting pan with turkey in side, cut some of my pumpkin pie, and went on a Thanksgiving delivery. I am not telling anyone this to brag about my good deeds. I am telling you this because all in all I am thankful that God blessed me with enough turkeys to make sure a couple other families had a good Thanksgiving dinner. And I also think I showed my children the importance of giving when you can. This is the kind of thing that touches my heart. Just who I am. Now please if you know of a family in need this holiday season help where you can. Even if it is just baking a pie for a family. It doesn’t have to be money or worldly. I have found in my own endeavors that usually God will lay on your heart what He feels the need for you to give. So listen to that still small voice and let it bring a smile to your face and someone else’s.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have a wonderful weekend. See you on Monday!