Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

No matter our circumstances we can always find something to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving, as you sit around the table, ask each person to share one thing he or she is thankful for. There's only one rule, you can't duplicate someone else's answer! Make a mental note of all the things you're thankful for and recall them throughout the year. Giving thanks for our many blessings should be done each and every day!

Here is a wonderful recipe for those who may not like sweet potatoes or yams for Thanksgiving, or to just change things up a bit. I hope you enjoy it!

ACORN SQUASH AND APPLES

1 acorn squash
2 apples, cored and sliced
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon finely chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. To easily peel the acron squash without losing a lot of vegetable, gently drop the squash in a large pot of boiling water, and boil for 15 minutes. Pour off the boiling water and fill with cold water and let sit 5 minutes to cool. When cool enough to handle, use a knife to slice off the peel on the ridges and use a teaspoon to dig out the peel in the valleys. Slice the squash in half and remove the seeds and stem. Then slice the halves into sections and finally cut into 1 inch chunks.

2. Place the squash chunks into a large microwave-safe bowl along with the apples. Dot with pieces of butter. Sprinkle the brown sugar, walnuts, salt and cinnamon over the top. Cover with plastic wrap, and poke a few holes in it for ventilation.

3. Cook in the microwae for 7 1/2 minutes on full power. Remove, uncover, and stir. Return to the microwave, and cook for another 7 1/2 minutes on full power, until tender. Serve hot.


May the Lord's choicest blessings be yours this Thanksgiving Day and every day!

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