Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
If I haven't already visited your blog and wished you a Thanksgiving filled with love, family, good food and blessings, please accept my best wishes now.
All of my blogging buddies are a blessing to me, and I am truly thankful for your love and friendship and the close blogging community we've built together.I've visited several bloggers today who have mentioned they have snow for Thanksgiving, and several even have pictures posted to prove it. I am so jealous! They get snow for Thanksgiving. What do I get for Thanksgiving here in Arkansas? A tornado watch! Yay! So far no warnings in my immediate area, but the storms are popping as I type this. There are already a couple of tornado warnings just to my North and more are sure to follow. It's 71F right now and following the cold front that's triggering these storms the temps are forecast to drop almost 30 degrees for a high in the mid 40's on Thanksgiving day and a low of 28F. I love the colder, more seasonable weather but I can do without the tornadoes, thank you very much.The location of my Thanksgiving dinner (which will be at noon here in Arkansas where I live) has been in question up until just a few hours ago. Jessica wanted to host Thanksgiving dinner this year for me and Lamar and any of the rest of the family that wanted to be there. She's going to cook an almost 20 lb. turkey and dressing for the first time, along with the rest of the trimmings. I'll be helping and dispensing advice as needed.
The only hitch in her plans was that the oven in Jessica's gas cook stove in the new rent house wasn't working. It's a bit difficult if not downright impossible to bake a turkey without a functioning oven. She's been trying to get her landlady to fix the oven since they moved into the house almost a month ago.
Keep in mind that Jessica has the turkey and all the fixin's at her house. If the oven wasn't fixed that meant that she would have to haul all the food and necessary items here to my apartment early Thursday morning to get started on Thanksgiving dinner. It takes a good while to cook a 20 lb. turkey, so we're talking wee hours of the morning "early" here.
Praise the Lord, I just talked to Jessica to warn her to be alert to the storms and she shared the good news that her oven is fixed! Another blessing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday. I wouldn't mind moving the dinner here, but Jessica and Jason sure would! I've had Thanksgiving dinner here the last several years since Mama and Daddy died but Jessica's house is a lot bigger than my little 4 room apartment. As my Mama used to say, my apartment is so small you can't cuss a cat in here without getting hair in your mouth, LOL! ;o)I'm going to share our Thanksgiving Dinner menu here and I'd like to invite anyone who'd like to participate to share your plans/menu in the comments, just as we do for my Sunday Dinner.
As I mentioned, Jessica is roasting a turkey and we'll have homemade dressing, giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, potato salad, kidney bean salad, baked beans, cranberry sauce and rolls. I'm sure there are some things I'm forgetting, but that's most of the side dishes. For dessert, Jessica is making my recipe for homemade apple pies, my Mama's homemade cheesecake and banana pudding.
Think we'll have enough food? As far as I know Lamar and I will be there along with Jessica, Jason and Emmy, and my sister, Cecil and her hubby, Brian, will be there, and I think my sister, Ducky is coming. So, at the most, probably 8 people to eat all that food.
We are indeed blessed and I never take for granted the blessings of loving family and plenty to eat. I thank God daily for the blessings He pours out on me and my family.MARY @ MARY'S WRITING NOOK has honored me with the "I'M FABULOUS AWARD". I don't know that I'm all that fabulous, but I'm glad Mary thinks I am. :0)
Thank you so much, Mary!I'll be decorating my blog for Christmas and putting up a new post on Thursday night or Friday, assuming we don't get blown away. In the meantime, y'all have a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.
May God richly bless you, may you have all you need and enough to share, and may you have much to be thankful for.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
at 2:10 PM