Well, I think we are almost ready. The table is set, the turkey is thawing, the house is clean and Mama is here and we will be spending the day Wednesday cooking and making the final preparations. The rest of the family will arrive late on Wednesday and we will start the party!
I am so thankful to get to spend Thanksgiving with my family this year. The past couple of years, my husband and I have not been able to make it to the big family parties but this year, it is coming to us!
Even the sky is joining in the preparations by inspiring us with it’s beautiful color.
I saw this Thanksgiving poem and liked it:
More Than A DayAs Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we’re poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We’re wealthy, when push comes to shove.So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you’ve got;
Realize it’s a lot,
And you’ll make all your cares go away.
By Karl Fuchs
Okay, I’m going back to enjoy visiting with Mama! See y’all for Tablescape Thursday!
Today’s Lagniappe: Crockpot Artichoke Spinach Dip
Something to enjoy while the turkey is cooking.
* 1-1/2 cups frozen cut leaf spinach
* 14 oz. can marinated or plain artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
* 1/2 cup purchased Alfredo sauce
* 1/2 cup mayonnaise
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1/8 tsp. pepper
* 1-1/2 cups shredded Havarti cheese
* 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
* 1 (6-ounce) can crabmeat, drained, if desired
Thaw spinach and drain well, pressing to remove water. Chop spinach and combine with rest of ingredients in a 2 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting for 2-3 hours. Serve with crackers, toasted French bread, carrot sticks, and celery sticks. Serves 8