We had friends over for Thanksgiving yesterday. Had ten around the supper table, which is very manageable but not the real crowd that I remember having for Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful fall day, cool but not really cold. It warmed up to +7 during the day.
After supper we sat around and visited and then played cribbage. I won so it was a good game. This year I cooked a prestuffed turkey. I've never heard of such a thing before this fall, but I tried a prestuffed chicken a couple of weeks ago and it was quite nice. With the prestuffed bird, the instructions are to bake it from frozen - so it's really easy. Just pull off the plastic wrap, put it in the roasting pan and bake it. It was very good too. I made potatotes (courtesy of Clifford's garden), gravy, turnips, mixed vegetables, corn, salad and cranberry sauce (wild ones picked last year) and jello salad. Our friends brought over sweet potatoes and another salad. We had a choice of pumpkin pie or apple pie for dessert. As always, there was more than enough food, and I don't think I'll be cooking for a couple of days until we clean out the leftovers.
Looking out the window this morning, it is snowing again and it's not the large gentle first snow type of snow. It's driving pellets in a strong wind, so this snow may last.
We have so much to be thankful for. We worship a wonderful God who meets all of our needs in Christ Jesus. We are all in good health and have jobs that we enjoy. Our children are enjoying school. We have an abundance of possessions - we are incredibly wealthy. Although we may live a distance from our families, we have built new families here - and we can afford to visit our families if needed. Thank you Lord.