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!