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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Memories are Being Made Here

"Mom, where should I hide the Pecan Pie?" Bethany asks. Mom chuckles. "That is a very good question," I reply. Hearing his sister's wonderings Daniel contributes what is sure to be a brilliant idea. "I know! We can hide it in MY room!" Over ruled. Was he serious?

See, about three years ago perhaps what was possibly the world's most delicious Pecan pies ever baked was resting comfortably on my counter. Tomorrow was Thanksgiving Day, and company was coming! Sure, I bought it at Costco. Sure, it was not home-made, but to this very day we've searched high and low for a pie that compared, and we've yet to find it. You can imagine my dismay when I saw what appeared to be a missing piece of pie, my Pecan Pie: blessed and highly favored! However, it was no mirage, it was true; someone had eaten a piece of the Pecan. My Pecan pie-loving husband had stumbled upon a gold mine! He was guilty as charged, and was happy about it! Hence,the critical question of the evening was asked, "Mom, where should I hide the Pecan Pie?"

Twas the night before Thanksgiving, 2010:

I'll never forget the sound of our combined laughter as we walked out of the store after I'd pulled the mystery item that had attached itself to the inside of my jacket sleeve ; my scotch-brite scrubber! It was an uninvited guest to be sure. The shock and the look on my face must've been something. Add in the laughter from the onlooking mother whose cart had intersected with mine in my exit and multiply it by the laughter of three tired people who are crazy about each other, and you have the beginning of a memory none of you will soon forget.

What memories are being made at your house this year? What will you carry from this year to your memory book to open again next Thanksgiving? Ever noticed how memories seem to take on an almost golden hue as the years pass? Whether it's a missing piece of tomorrow's pie, or a forest green scotch-brite scrubber that's attached itself to your clothing, laugh! Chalk up the memories! Make the tired nights a joy to recall. Recount God's goodness. Remember His faithfulness. As you circle about your table this year, and in the years to come, never stop giving thanks. Yes, we will be talking about the missing piece of Pecan pie for years to come. And next year we'll add one from this year's grocery shopping trip for Thanksgiving dinner. Give thanks. Your blessings and mine are more than we deserve.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to All

Young and old alike will be pleasantly entertained and blessed to listen to an old-fashioned Radio Show highlighting the true history of Thanksgiving. The program is called, "The Path of Praise." It is filled with historically accurate stories, music just for Thanksgiving, and the like.

Please take a moment to go to this wonderful site. This download is free for your enjoyment. (You'll also find they have many more free radio stories to download!)

Now more than ever we must know and give thanks for the Godly heritage of our country.

Giving thanks to God,


Thursday, November 11, 2010

My 5-Minute Tomato Soup Recipe

With our cooler Phoenix temperatures today, we took a hankering for some Tomato Soup to go with our cheese sandwiches....."if I have some," I added.

We're Campbell's Tomato Soup fans at our house, but today was the day there was none in the pantry. Here's my remedy, or my recipe, I should say. That said, I would like a link to your favorite tomato soup recipe. Happy tasting!

1 sm can Tomato Paste
1 1/2 C. Water
1 can diced Tomatoes
3 personal size cans of V-8 juice
A dash of garlic salt

Serves: 1 hungry Mom and her two children!

Monday, November 1, 2010

What I've Learned On My Vacation and We Haven't Even Left Town Yet

First of all: It pays to know someone. For example, if you're having electrical problems with the running lights on your pop-up camper, turn directly to your left...provided you're in the car, and if you're as fortunate as I am, you'll be staring straight into the eyes of someone who's really good at electrical stuff. Like my honey. Plus, he's pretty cute with one of those miner head lamps on. It pays to know someone.

Second: Keep atleast one square pizza in your freezer for quick dinners. While Mr. Fix-it is hard at it you can be the indoor hero by whipping up a quick dinner while the children watch a movie (a youngsters heart bandaid when they're disappointed by the delay). Keep atleast one square pizza in your freezer.

Third: Have a daughter who wants to follow in her mamma's footsteps by being a great assistant. When Danny is in peril, I jump into action and get whatever he needs lickity split. So goes Bethany. She is now MY special assistant. Have a daughter who wants to follow in her mamma's footsteps by being a great assistant.

Last: Document. Find the chord to upload those photos when you return, cause they're sure to be winners. Document.

Finally, in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you!