Now we can eat

In some ways, Thanksgiving is not Thanksgiving if we don’t have turkey at our table.  Usually, my mom hosts Thanksgiving and for the last few years, I have taken over that responsibility.

In the beginning, I did the same meal that I grew up with, just how my mom did it.  But this year, I am going to make a few small changes. It’s nothing drastic, we are still having turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing.  I am just updating a few of the recipes, ok all of the recipes.

And since I am making changes to the meal, I might as well add one more twist to our gathering.  I will be asking my family and friends to share what they are ’giving thanks for’.   We will all start with same 4 words, “I am grateful for ..” fill in the blank.

This year, I am grateful for our farmers in Manitoba.  After spending a weekend with some of my farmer friends, it reconnected for me how it’s so important to listen to their stories, their passion and their challenges.  For me, it was a life-changing moment.

Now, we can eat.

On my table, my family will be enjoying:

Herb Roasted Turkey
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Cold Brussels Sprouts Salad with Glazed Pecans





Happy Thanksgiving!

Share your ending to “I am grateful for…” below and you’ll be entered to win a Be Well prize pack! (Contest Closed – October 29/12)
Be Well…Ellen


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