I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Ours was filled with family, and food and love. We spent the holiday at my father-in-laws girlfriends place with her whole family. We went over around 1:30, and watched Football, and ate! Two of my favorite things.
Thanksgiving made me reflect on my life, and on my blessings. I surly missed my grandmother. She was always my inspiration for everything, and still is, but there was so much I wanted to share with her. For example, these turkeys that I made for the guests:
She was always doing things like this. But, hers would be covered in more chocolate. It was hard not to be able to call her, or send her an e-mail and see if she liked them, and what she thought. Her words of wisdom, and bursts of encouragement were always what I needed to make it through a rough day.
Everyone loved the turkeys though, and I knew that my grandma was watching me make them, and watching everyone enjoy them. Our Thanksgiving dinner was very plentiful. I was in charge of making the sweet potato pie, brussel sprouts with bacon and shortbread cookies.
Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
Shortbread Leaf Cookies
Sweet Potato Pies
Even with my great love for food, I think my favorite part of Thanksgiving was the time spent with those we love. We were all together, for one reason; to be with family. Everyone was grateful for the food and the fact that we were able to enjoy such a meal.
I am feeling very sentimental right now, but I am having a hard time expressing my words to you. I am just so grateful for everything that I have, and it was so nice to be able to share a holiday that I was able to be thankful for all of that. We take so much for granted in life, and sometimes it is easy to forget about those who do not have what we have. I wish there was more that I could do, and I wanted to be able to share the blessings I had with others. This is why I do what I do with the Food Bank. They make me feel at home, and I am making a difference in peoples lives.
With all of this in mind, I spoke to the Raleigh Rescue Mission, who does work with the Food Bank CENC, and I am going to be donating some pie, and volunteering with them over Christmas. I am super stoked. I will be able to share my blessings during my favorite time of year with those in need who could use the blessings, and love.
I put up my tree this weekend, and just basked in the glory of Christmas and the Christmas spirit, and the love I received at Thanksgiving. It was a weekend full of love and remembrance of those who could not be there to celebrate with us.
How did you spend your Thanksgiving, and what was your favorite dish?
Miss Lindsie xox