Thanksgiving Day

“Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as He has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience.
Now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye littles ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the daytime, on Thursday, November 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty three and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings.”
–Plymouth Governor William Bradford’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation

Our day began with worship at church, giving praise to God for the many blessings He gave us, in His great merciful benevolence this year.

The table was set.  Two of our hand-dipped beeswax candles stood in the pewter candlesticks.


Between a couple of turkey bastings, Technohubby and I took the dog for a walk.  Fresh air on such a food-laden day is always refreshing.  And brisk air it was!  A high of 39 degrees was reached at our house today.


Walter and Felicity spent the late afternoon and evening with us.  She starting to look adorably pregnant.  A new son-in-law and a grandchild on the way are among the many blessings we're counting this year.


-Thanksgiving Menu-

Our Traditional Cheeseball
Maple-Cranberry Cheeseball
Assorted Crackers
Eggnog

Green Salads with Dried Cranberries and Pecans
Vermont Turkey (dry-brined)
"The Good" Mashed Potatoes
Gravy
Stuffing
Green Beans with Onions (from this summer's garden)
Cranberry Sauce
Caramelized Pearl Onions
Spiced Peaches
Dinner Rolls
Sparkling Cider and Sparkling Pear Juice

Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream
Chocolate-Pumpkin Cheesecake
Moscato

Ahhh...a clean kitchen at the end of Thanksgiving Day is a beautiful sight, isn't it?


I hope your day was lovely.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful Pictures. Your brown crock bowl and pewter candle stick is an adorable "Thanksgiving" touch! Such a nice place setting too. ~ Glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.

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  2. Thanks, Carmen! The bowl was an antique store find brought back from Indiana last summer. So glad we found each other!

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  3. I also love your table decorations, especially the pewter candle holder! Congratulations on the new little one, I will be glad to wait but thrilled when the grandchildren do start to arrive (its a few years away still my oldest is only 18).

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  4. Thanks! Well, my oldest (Felicity) is only 19. She was a young bride and will be a young mom, which will make me a young grandma! I think being a young grandma will be fun! Lots of energy to chase little ones around and romp on the floor with them!

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