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Just wanted to take a moment in the quiet hours this morning to say Happy Thanksgiving. I have so many reasons to be thankful every single day. I am especially grateful to be up and moving well enough to cook and share with friends and family. In both 2007 and 2008, I was too sick to celebrate this holiday at all, unable to walk unaided or breathe comfortably. What a beautiful, tender mercy it is that finds me not only alive and mobile, but also awake at 8 AM with a meringue in the oven and bacon sauteing on the stove. No, those things are not what make life worth living, but they are important to me and I am thankful. I am also thankful to all of you who read this blog and comment, who share my days with me and listen to what I have to say. What a blessing you are!

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. If this finds you far away from home or family, please know you are here with me in spirit and I said a prayer of thanks for you. If you’re the one responsible for feeding your loved ones, may your turkey stay moist and your pies never burn. If you have a relative coming that drives you crazy, I hereby pronounce them powerless for the day, unable to disturb the peace and joy of this moment. You are treasured.

Our Thanksgiving Menu
Smoked Turkey
Orange-Mustard-Thyme Butter Roasted Turkey
Apple-Sage Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Roasted Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Peas with Bacon and Onion
Broccoli with Lemon
Spinach Salad with Apple and Gouda
Custard Cornbread
Parkerhouse Rolls
Fudge Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Meyer Lemon Pavolova

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