Thanksgiving and the Giving of Thanks

The weekend here has been beautiful. I think our autumn is trying desperately to make up for the bad hand we got in Edmonton during the summer months. We spent a lot of today outside, playing with our daughters and I worked a little in the garden.

Its time to pull out the garden to get ready for winter. We got the last of our onions out and that completes our gardening for the year. Now it is just a matter of pulling our old plants out. The onions will be used in our Thanksgiving dinner this weekend.

I love Thanksgiving. I find it to be a very relaxed holiday. There is no stressful gift shopping, the day is spent around the house, getting the turkey ready and waiting for a few guests to arrive and decorations aren’t necessary. I make time to be thankful and to reflect on what I have. Life gets busy and sometimes we need a holiday to force you to enjoy the things you have today instead of wishing for the things you don’t.

I also love Thanksgiving because of the tradition. We make a very traditional meal during the holidays and I make it the same every year because it reminds me of home. We have turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, mixed frozen vegetables and pickles. My mouth waters just thinking about it.

What about your Thanksgiving. Are you traditional, or do you like to mix things up?

The Life Made Delicious site has a number of easy recipes that you can use to spice up your holiday meal. Right now on the site, they have a list of 10 great holiday desserts, plus tips on carving a turkey and numerous Thanksgiving side dish recipes that just might make your turkey jealous.

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