Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Being Thankful

The Bruso Family has a Thanksgiving tradition. After the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, each person seated around the table tells what they are thankful for that year. We’ve done this since our girls were kids. The teen years were the most challenging. On more than one occasion, a teen was pouting. I remember one year when […]

12 Things to Be Thankful About

This year, Thanksgiving may be slim for some families. As difficult as the economic times are, they are still improved from the past. You can be thankful that we no longer have to endure the following hardships. (This interesting history is from an anonymous email. I’ve made a few corrections as to the accuracy of […]

Have a Natural Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only days away. If you want to have a “Natural Thanksgiving” now is the time to think about it. A natural Thanksgiving sounds easy enough, but it takes some forethought. For the last 30 years, our Thanksgivings have been as natural (chemical free) as possible. Most Thanksgiving dinners are loaded with ingredients the Pilgrims […]

A Healthy Thanksgiving

 Thankful for all that God has provided, including Papa’s Holiday Fudge. The Thanksgiving table is not only loaded with wonderful foods, but it’s usually a landmine of simple carbohydrates, especially sugar. You know what I say, “eat sugar seldom and on purpose.” The problem is that sugar is added to just about everything. It’s in […]

Thanksgiving Traditions vs. Thanking God

Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. Yes, commercialization has taken over every holiday, even Thanksgiving. Although I find it’s easier to focus on the meaning of Thanksgiving, because it’s held onto some of its roots. To begin with, it’s traditionally celebrated at home with family and friends. There are no gifts, baskets of colored eggs, carved […]

Healthy, Hearty and Full of Gratitude—Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is NOT Turkey Day. Okay, we eat lots of turkey on Thanksgiving, but it’s NOT Turkey Day. More than the bird on the menu, Thanksgiving is first and foremost about our gratitude to God for what He has provided. Yes, the day is a reminder of the cooperation and friendship between the Indians and […]

What Ya Gonna Do With Those Leftovers?

The one day a year when there’s more food than we can eat is Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, waste isn’t confined to the holidays. According to the US Department of Agriculture, up to one-fifth of America’s food goes to waste each year, with an estimated 130 pounds of food per person ending up in landfills. With grocery […]