Countdown to Thanksgiving: Day 9

DSCF79449 more days until my favorite holiday of the year…..
Today I reflect with gratitude on the gift of food.

Ahh, food….One of the loves of my life. Thank you God that it nourishes, delights and comforts. Thank you for countless memories of food and friendship intermingled around the table.

I am grateful for the anticipation of cooking alongside my girls next week–sweet potato casserole, homemade sage stuffing and pecan pies. I remember my first experience with pecan pie. Brian and I were newlyweds and I discovered that not every family eats the same menu. I politely accepted a sliver of pie and gave my best effort to choking it down. The next year, it wasn’t as difficult.   In time, it grew on me and when I discovered you can add chocolate chips to the recipe, I was hooked. It’s a unanimous holiday favorite at our house now.

I appreciate the grocery store that opened this year right across the street from the entrance to our neighborhood. I get pretty road weary and it has been a gift to dash to the store for that one missing ingredient in less time than it takes to finish listening to a single song on the radio.

You have told me,“Go eat your food and enjoy it; drink your wine and be happy, because that is what God wants you to do.” (Ecclesiastes 9:7)
Celebrating the blessing of food today.

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