Thursday, November 26, 2009

Carolyn Westbrook: Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving Day! This is one of my favorite holidays because it makes us really look and see how richly we are blessed. Gathering with family and friends is what it is all about and to be thankful for all of the blessings that we have.

For us, it means getting together and cooking up some delicious Southern food. We will have family, and with my little Victoria around, all of her friends that have no family to go to, who will now become part of our family for the holiday.
To me, that is the real blessing. The house is full, as I write with wonderful smells wafting up the stairs. It really is the things that money cannot buy that makes for the spirit of the holiday season. It will not be long until we all sit down and feast on turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, layered salad, mac n cheese, fresh cranberry relish, and all of the yummy desserts. I love this cranberry relish. I will leave a recipe in case anyone wants to make is delicious.

I would like to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season. Hopefully, we will all be reminded to slow down long enough to enjoy the real riches in life...our family, our home and our friends that fill it. Love to all and bon appetite!

Cranberry Relish:

Put this in the food processor:
1 bag fresh cranberries
1 small orange peeled and sliced (slice all of the white part off of the orange)
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Chop and serve

Refrigerate and it is better the longer it sits.

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trash talk said...

If Mom is doing the cooking, set a place for me...'kay?

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Carolyn, what a beautiful post. I know you will have had a blessed Thanksgiving! I love this holiday, too, for it is all about being thankful for everyone and everything in our lives. xo Lidy