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I have always loved cooking and collecting cookbooks and recipes for each season and right now of course I have been thinking about our upcoming THANKSGIVING DAY ON NOVEMBER 22.
I have some special recipes that I cut out of older Country Living Magazines about Thanksgiving. I have taken some and had them lamented so they can last longer. It is inexpensive and really makes a nice way to hold them to read without tearing them.
This book "The Thanksgiving Book" even has music in it that you piano players can play! Remember "Over The River and Through The Woods". When I was child, we sang that every year in Grade School. Sadly, all the Thanksgiving Hymns have been removed from public school and children do not learn them. I think it would be nice to gather around the piano and sing "We Gather Together" and "Come Ye Thankful People Come".
Thanksgiving is a great time to try and bring one new recipe to the table and to improve something that didn't work so well in the past. Maybe it's time to bury the old favorite "green bean casserole" and try some more....shall we say....gourmet? Note keeping is really helpful and it is nice to keep a small notebook of successes and failures and to remember former menus.
Over the years, I have enjoyed the Betty Crocker and Pillsbury Cookbooks that you see near the checkout at the market! You will find many wonderful recipes in them and recently I have noticed lots of the older ones are ending up at antique malls for around $1.00 - 2.00 each.
It is also fun to incorporate actual original Thanksgiving Recipes and since I am from Virginia this has always interested me.
This Thanksgiving time we need to especially be thankful - we have so much to be grateful for and seeing the news will remind us all of those suffering on the East Coast right now who have lost all they owned or had tragic damages. We all need to look for a way we could help these people - especially giving to the Red Cross.
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