Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Menu

"Come, let's sing out loud to the LORD! Let's raise a joyful shout to the rock of our salvation! Let's come before him with thanks! Let's shout songs of joy to him!" Psalm 95:1-2 (Common English Bible)

For us Thanksgiving looks alot like that verse! Shouting songs of joy to God is how we roll. It's loud, but we like it. Daddy and Gracie will be up early in the kitchen on Thanksgiving, Ipod jammin' with some great Christian music and lots of singing and cooking. The rest of us wander in and out and pretty much watch them work and take it easy. We'll be jammin' to our new favorite song, Halo by Manic Drive about not being ashamed of who you are in Christ, "Rockin' your halo" instead of hiding it! Love that. See our new favorite song on YouTube - Halo

We are going to be home with just our family for Thanksgiving it appears, although party crashers are certainly welcome. Byron's cooking and there should be plenty! We were talking with the kids and I was writing down what we are cooking, and the kids kept saying, "but we don't like that," "but, Daddy, your the only one that eats that." But, Daddy doesn't care. It's Thanksgiving and we are having Thanksgiving food, like it or not!

The menu actually looks like an all-carb cookbook: turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, rolls - why does a holiday meal that is so associated with the image of a pumpkin have so little to do with fruits and vegetables?

Byron makes really great dressing - my dad and his grandma make it just the same way, so all that experience can't be wrong. I always wonder why we don't eat dressing more often throughout the year. It will certainly be the cheapest food on the Thanksgiving table, and everybody loves it. Each kid in the family will be responsible for a different dish or dessert, and everyone enjoys gettin in the kitchen with daddy and making big messes for mom to clean up later. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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