Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Simple Blessings in Abundance

I looked out my kitchen window this afternoon as I made preparations for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and I spotted the scene above.  There were about 20 fat little doves all lined up facing the evening sunset.

Simple.  Ordinary.  Non-dramatic.  These are the things that make for relaxation.  Enjoying my kitchen with my homemade cookbook containing all the family favorite recipes opened on the island.  Fixing the same menu year after year and still enjoying the comfort of the familiar.  Simple. Ordinary. Non-dramatic.

Today's preparations are actually for tomorrow but it will not be the typical family sitting down at the table here.  Instead we are taking our menu plus extra and gathering at our church where we will sit and share food and fellowship with other church members plus many homeless from our local parks.  The beauty is not in serving them but in sitting with them and sharing our food and our hearts.

We felt it only respectful to ask our daughter and son-in-love what they were doing for Thanksgiving rather than take for granted they would join us.  When we asked them our daughter never hesitated in her response, "We will be here of course" as if where else would we be.  Made Precious Husband and I smile for sure and then we shared our plans this year and made plans for the usual family gathering to be Saturday afternoon this year.  We will look forward to turkey again on Saturday with daughter, son-in-love, 4 TLC's, and 2 sons.  Maybe we will be able to get a Skype connected to daughter, son-in-love and other 3 grandkids in Kentucky which will make for a perfect Thanksgiving.

Simple. Ordinary. Non-dramatic.  Simple blessings in abundance.

(Linking up today over at )  Lots of wonderful ladies sharing their hearts today.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kid Friendly Cookies

Pull Up The Cook'in Chair!

Promised TLC#2 that we would make cookies today so that he could take them back to his brothers and sister when he goes home tonight.  Peanut Butter Cookies were the perfect choice - quick - easy- and kid friendly!

This recipe is just 3 ingredients that you most likely have on the shelf for sure.  I love them because we can make cookies literally in 20 minutes - start to finish.

Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg

Mix together and bake 10-12 minutes at 350*  Recipe calls for white sugar but I usually use brown sugar.  We most often add a cup of chocolate chips too.  Yum!

Today is Tuesday Tempt My Tummy so go see Lisa for more good links.