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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday...

Here we are, THE day to be thankful, and I've had a month of Thankful Thursday courtesy of Carole having this lovely idea...I'll try to finish up the month with a few odd things I'm thankful for, having spent the last weeks already mentioning all the most important ones!

1. I'm thankful that my mother's family was raised vegetarian. I have such an appreciation (not to mention, a recipe box full of fabulous recipes) for all vegetables, but especially for the autumnal bounty. Our family Thanksgiving Day has always been more about the Three Sisters (squash, corn, and beans) than about the bird! Give me the side dishes, please? Even on Weight Watchers, I can enjoy my traditional favorites without a twinge of guilt! Especially since WW gave me a way to enjoy "pumpkin pie" via pumpkin fluff - Just ONE point!

2. I can't thank my grandmother and mother enough for the training in the domestic arts - sewing, knitting, embroidery, and food preparation and preservation. I don't think any of us were much on the housekeeping (tho' Mom was better than I), but the handcrafts, whether done for necessity (my Mom), or by desire (my Grandmother and me) gave us a lifetime of creativity.

3. Finally, I'm especially grateful today for Golden Corral. An all-you-can-eat buffet in a family environment is just the ticket when you have three small grandson's who want to eat everything and anything but the traditional fare (tho' I'm told some turkey will be desired, and somehow we did manage to create cranberry sauce lovers!). Since I just admitted (again) to not being the best housekeeper, and I've told you about my impossible kitchen, you can imagine how much I appreciate being able to whisk 3 adults and 3 boys (age 6 and younger) off for an already-prepared meal, then let someone else clean up! I'll make a turkey breast later in the weekend to enjoy in sandwiches next week...and I've found a really neat receipe for a turkey-topped pizza with cranberry salsa (a mite on the spicy side!) that's only 6 points for two slices! No cheese of course, but I might not miss it...

Then by Sunday I'll have shopped a bit but will also have stocked my Etsy Shop with lovelies for you and yours this holiday season, so do stop by, okay? I promise you that will make me even more thankful - you all are the best!

I hope your holiday is happy and you have a full tummy. (but not too full, okay?)


Blogger Carole Knits said...

Enjoy your Thanksgiving, Sallee!

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful meal with your family. I suspect they'll always remember their cool Nana who took them to the Coral!

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Becky said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Enjoy the day with your family!!

10:17 AM  
Blogger teabird said...

Happy, happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful to know you!

12:59 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

I agree - the sides make the meal. Happy day and holiday season to you!

11:57 AM  

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