Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Reflections on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday that is largely centred around food, but sometimes amidst the rush of the upcoming holiday season it's easy to forget that Thanksgiving should be a time to remember the blessings that have been given to us.


For just a moment I will deviate from food and say that I have SO much to be thankful for.  One huge blessing was after being unemployed for more than two years I received a job offer!!! I promptly accepted the position, and I am thrilled to have stable full time employment with benefits!  

I look around and know that I'm blessed with a warm place to live, a vehicle that runs (and it's paid off!) clothes, health, etc.,

I also am thankful for our military members.  The typical military member doesn't serve out of desire for accolades, but I would encourage everyone reading this to try and give back to a military member and be a blessing to them...it doesn't take much - perhaps put $5 toward their tab if you see a member in uniform at a restaurant, bake some cookies and take them to a local recruiters office, see if there is  a USO that you can volunteer at, etc.,

I'm especially thankful that I could spend Thanksgiving with my family this year.  One of the highlights for my thanksgiving was some food art that I made.   These pumpkin praline mousse cornucopias are both fast and tasty!



The mousse is light and airy, the caramel adds a velvety texture, and the toasted pecans add the right amount of crunch.  It's truly a dessert that will give an elegant look to any Thanksgiving meal!

1 comment:

  1. I am thankful for all the above and to have been blessed with a loveing man who enjoys me and all I do .. thank you for your blog also

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