Brrrr!!!! Happy Thursday! I may have to break out my super duper warm winter coat today! There’s a definite chill in the air and some weather folks are calling for possible snow. Of course I doubt I’ll get THAT lucky, since year after year I wish for snow, and year after year, I get disappointed. But the possibility fills me with a sense of anticipation that brings me back to childhood. Hubby put the winter tires on both of our cars already, which makes me very happy.
My cookbooks are all on their shelves, better organized – for the time being anyway. I tend to get a pile of cookbooks out to search for recipes, forget where they were when I started, and before I know it, there’s a mish mash of books on improper shelves. I semi-organized them so that similar books were grouped together, but the sad truth is that they need some fine tuning. After lugging all of them off the shelves Tuesday, then putting them back on the shelves yesterday, quite frankly I didn’t care whether they were organized or not. Now I need to find a good 2nd hand refrigerator to put in the space we created. I’ve wanted the extra fridge space for a long time, so this will definitely be a good thing. Once I get the whole room put together I’ll take a picture and post it. It has a bit to go before it’s ready for that though.
World Kindness Day – Today we are encouraged to be kind and more compassionate to the people around us, be they family, friends, neighbors or even strangers. Kindness rubs off onto other people, and usually it pays itself forward and they are kind to the people they meet as well. It would be awfully nice, if just through this tiny little thing, the world could be a little bit better to live in. If nothing else, we’ll all be more tolerable to be around, right?
This Day In History –
1927 – The Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River opens to the public, connecting New York City and New Jersey.
1942 – The minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18.
Food Celebration of the Day –
It seems appropriate to hold this day in mid November, as we approach Thanksgiving. Native American Indians were very much a part of the first Thanksgiving feast. It is quite likely that these puddings were served, and enjoyed, at that first Thanksgiving.
American Indian puddings are defined as a number recipes of native American Indian origin. Generally, they include molasses and cornmeal. Apples were often an ingredient. They were usually baked.
Make sure to enjoy your American heritage, and a dish or bowl of Indian pudding, as you celebrate National Indian Pudding Day.
- Indian Pudding
- Indian Pudding Cake With Molasses Cream
- Cranberry Pudding Cake
- Baked Indian Pudding
- Polenta Pudding Cake
- Old-Fashioned New England Indian Pudding
Today we are very short on celebrations. So let’s talk about the upcoming holiday. For me Thanksgiving is the launching point for the greatest time of the year, a time to come together as families and communities, share some time, conversation and good food, and to be thankful for all of the blessing bestowed upon us over the past year. I know that all of us have troubles that follow us around as we go along, but when it all comes down to it, we also have blessings – all of those good things that are so easy to forget when we are mired in the bad ones. Some folks are blessed with things that others do not have, but in return they have been blessed with something that is perhaps more significant to them. Foremost in my mind and heart is my family. My wonderful husband, my beautiful children and their families, my parents and my extended family and friends. I have a beautiful home, cars that will get us to work, and speaking of work, a job that I enjoy with coworkers who make me laugh. My dog is nearly 16 years old, and though losing a bit of steam, still perky and beautiful. My cats just want a warm lap and someone to pet them and feed them, which puts a smile on my face as they climb up for a cuddle. What is this holiday to you? What people and things are you thanking God for this year? Big and small, He bestows them all upon us and for each of them may we give thanks.