"The joy of enjoying
And the fullness of living
Are found in the heart
That is filled with thanksgiving."
~Helen Steiner Rice~
The turkey is roasting in the oven. The cranberries are simmering on the stove. The cornbread I made last night is sitting on the counter waiting to become dressing. O Special One's pumpkin cheesecake is chilling. J-Man is in the kitchen busily slicing apples for pie...
For food that stays our hunger,
For rest that brings us ease,
For homes where memories linger,
We give our thanks for these.
Later there will be scrubbing, peeling, boiling, roasting, and mashing of potatoes and sweet potatoes and assembling and baking of the dressing. Frap will make the green bean casserole...
Father we thank Thee for this food,
for health and strength and all things good.
May others all these blessings share,
and hearts be grateful everywhere.
~Traditional, circa 1800s~
And , of course, we will make crescent rolls and mushroom gravy. Sergeant Elf will make the pumpkin pie and Frap a razzleberry one.
Come, Lord Jesus, our guest to be
And bless these gifts
Bestowed by Thee.
And bless our loved ones everywhere,
And keep them in Your loving care.