Thanksgiving Breakfast

If I had my choice, I would celebrate every holiday with breakfast. This was the best Thanksgiving we have had in a long time. Everyone was healthy, and happy and for that we were all thankful.

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Breakfast was a great way to start one of my favorite days. Before the dressing, pecan pie and football, we paused and gave thanks for the year that had passed and asked for blessings on the year ahead.

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I pulled together things I already had around the house for my table setting. Some shiny pumpkins and deer horns littered the center of the table. I tried to keep the colors neutral with pops of metallic.

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 I got ahold of a sharpie and crafted a table runner for the day. I think it matches the monogramed paper mache pumpkin just fine. I love craft paper and hand lettering. It’s one of my favorite things.

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What did we eat, you ask? Turkey Sausage of course! We also had biscuits, cranberry pecan crackers, pumpkin muffins, and yogurt in granola cups, rosemary pecans and hot apple cider.

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I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with people you love the most. May we give thanks all the year through, especially over breakfast.

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Pie Day

I love Thanksgiving. There is something about pulling out all the old recipes seems to bring the whole family together again. An apple pie from the past eaten by the newest members of our family really makes life full circle.

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This year I was in charge of pie. I decided on two classics apple and pumpkin.

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 The worst part about pie is you can’t sample it before you take it to your event. Crossing my fingers!

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Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

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Happy Birthday!

I would like to take a moment to wish a special lady a Happy Birthday. I’ve shared many tables with her, and though we have lived in different states, or countries even, I count my times with this lady among some of my favorite.

I can remember the fall when she surprised my whole family and came in town for Thanksgiving dinner. I mean, no one knew she was coming and I think we had just said Amen when she walked through the door. Every Thanksgiving after that, we wondered if she would make a surprise appearance. Everyone looks forward to spending time with this treasure.

There was the summer that I was able to spend a couple of weeks with her in Texas. I helped out at the tearoom she owned. There were plenty of tables to share that week. She helped me master filling a water glass and setting a table just so. Hospitality has always been one of her gifts.

Her tearoom wasn’t the last tea we’ve shared. She threw a breathtaking bridal tea for all the ladies in my family on the back porch of the Belle Meade Mansion. Having all those women in one place was truly a once in a lifetime experience. Especially seeing all of us wearing fancy large hats. She has a way of making everything just a little bit more special.

This is only a sampling of my memories with my aunt. She is more than an aunt to me she has become a friend and encourager in my life. She is one of the most talented and giving people I know. I love you Aunt Polly! 

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Aunt Polly (center) posing with her brother and sister on the back porch of the Belle Meade.

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