Thursday, November 25, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING....

Today is the big day....have my apple pie to cook but the New Orleans Casserole is baked....the Cranberry Relish has been made....BRING ON THE TASTE BUD EXTRAVAGANZA!!

Today is a day of Thankfulness, Gratitude....a day of acknowledging those we love, whether they are with us or not, being thankful for all we have, great or small, for the freedoms we so graciously have....FOR BEING AMERICANS!! Thankful for all who serve to afford us these freedoms, for the sacrifices made by those who have gone before us!

There are many things in my life, that are very negative, that I could choose to focus on....but today I choose GRATITUDE, for my amazing teenage children and the rest of my family, For wonderful gracious friends who have been by my side, To the various Design Teams who chose me to participate and share my creativity and who have been my life line at times. And to you who so faithfully pop in and leave me such wonderful words of encouragement.

But most of all I am Thankful that God has granted me one more day to enjoy this beautiful thing called life...in all it's ups and down!! Today, I AM THANKFUL!!

Here's hoping my American friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving....enjoying the smorgasbord....but to everyone....here and abroad....take time to reflect on all you have to be THANKFUL for and do share them with me....I would love to hear them!!

I will share this with you....my New Orleans Casserole recipe...it was one of my beloved Father in Laws favorite dishes....

Take 5-7 red potatoes, cut up and boil till soft to poke. Pour out water and mash as if your were making Mashed potatoes, with butter, milk, salt and pepper, but make it a CHUNKY mash. Cook up some bacon, I use 4 pieces, cut up and add. 14 oz of Sour Cream, 1/2 cup of Cheddar/Monterey Jack shredded cheese, 4 scallions, diced...mainly the white part. Mix it all together, place in a casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees, till heated through....sprinkle with additional shredded cheese........OH THE AMAZINGNESS!!

Hoping everyone one has a wonderful day!!!

8 comments:

Jennie said...

Happy THanksgiving ! to you and your family.
xx

Dee in N.H. said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Enjoy them.
I am thankful for my family above all but I'm also thankful for my job which keeps me in my warm home with plenty to eat and share, and even a little left over to buy inky goodness. I'm also thankful that there are kind and generous folks that openly share ideas on how to use all that inky goodness! Thanks Lynne!

Primitive Seasons said...

Have to try your New Orleans dish. Do you peel your red potatoes? Have a great day!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Wonderful post, Lynne! (Have to try that recipe - sounds VERY yummy!!!)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Netty said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. That recipe sounds amazing...yummy Annette x

Linda Cain said...

Great sounding recipe! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!
Linda

kim c said...

Great post! I'm thankful that you shared your recipe (among other things). I'm thankful for so many things this year, one of them is the cool network of crafters I've met in cyberville.

Sharlotte said...

Glad that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Lynne. I hope that your upcoming holidays are all joyous. :)