Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful for Thanksgiving

 Canadian Thanksgiving happens in the USA's Columbus Day, in October actually, when the sun is still high, the leaves are sprinkled with autumn's gorgeous color, and the evenings are beginning to present some frosty grounds.  

Around our October Thanksgiving, our daughter's birthday falls in this same timing. There is always something to be thankful for, and at this time of year, there is loads to remember to offer heavenly thanksgiving upward. 

Instead of celebrating this year's date on the Sunday evening like we usually do, we opted to celebrate on the holiday Monday, the day of our daughter's actual birthday.

My husband likes to cook. Yes, he does. I tease him about my spice cupboard, the one I've had to restore several times since his cooking hobby launched. At this time of year, he loves to make a thanksgiving menu, and blessed us all with his tremendous culinary efforts.

His secret recipes for a homemade (citrus yummy) cranberry sauce, specialty turkey stuffing, sweet potato/russet potato mashed cross, and other assorted free range turkey accompaniments, really do make for a yummy (starve yourself all day to be able to consume it all) type of dinner.


It's always a pleasure to be on the receiving end of his cooking efforts, Always. Even the rest of the family offer praises of food fest delighting in his presence. 

A birthday/thanksgiving affords itself to several desserts, for the usual pumpkin pie with whipped cream didn't seem like a special tribute to the birthday side of the festivities. 

Pumpkin pie or cheesecake.... or both? 

Sweet little grandbaby was mesmerized by the dancing flicker of candle flames, shortly before her mommy blew them all out. 

Only our older son was missing from the ones living here in the east this year, for he was summoned to work this day. boohoo... It seems the way life is, missing members always leaves a little hole when in the midst of family gatherings. 

This year, everyone announced their thankful things right at the table again. Misty tears were present. Happy hearts were all aglow. Here's hoping your day was as special as ours was.

Sending "Happy USA Thanksgiving" TODAY to all of our family and friends.