Category Archives: Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is around the corner!

We are only 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving! For me a time to reflect back to all the things the Lord has done for my family and friends through out the year and whole heartedly take some time to express gratitude to The Lord God Almighty!                             Of-course the big dinner with friends and family!!!

  1. Every year I am thankful for my salvation : where would I be without Jesus? Romans 10:9-10
  2. Every year I am thankful for the word of God that lives in me : Galatians 2:20
  3. This year I am thankful for my wonderful husband and children, I really fell blessed to have the best
  4. This year I am also thankful for the e-bay business that I pursued, I wish I had started this a long time ago, but God’s time is the best. As a mother to an infant and a toddler 18 months apart, being able to bring income into the home while staying at home has been a blessing. I will write a separate blog about my eBay business.

Matthew 6:33, one of my favorite scriptures says seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you! My simplest understanding of this scripture is that God is saying when you put Him first, He will work out everything else for you, including our fleshly desires, a job, a husband, a wife, money, a house, a car, You name it!

This year I have definitely seen an increase in my familys’ spiritual growth, and I thank God for that. I find myself being able to understand and explain His word, something I struggled with for a very long time. To read the bible and get revelation is heaven for me!
So I just want to encourage someone who might have tried reading the bible and not understood, continue to read: God sees your heart and He is faithful, He can even send someone to explain that one scripture you struggle with, Feed your spirit with the word, receive it with faith and revelation knowledge will follow. His word says ” If any of you lacks wisdom, you should  Ask!!! God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. So He definitely wants you to have that wisdom, but you have to ask 🙂

So as you prepare your hearts to thank Him, don’t forget to daily feed your spirit with His word.

 

Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients
1 pound fresh cranberries, washed and dried
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 orange, zested and juiced

Directions
In a medium pot, combine the cranberries, sugar and water. Stir to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and add the cinnamon stick, allspice and nutmeg. Stir to blend and simmer for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. Some of the cranberries will burst and some will remain whole. Add the orange juice and zest, stir and allow to cool before serving.

Total Time: 17 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 7 min

Glazed Carrots

Ingredients
5 medium carrots, peeled
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon togarashi or cayenne if desired (See Cook’s Note)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/8 cup chopped parsley

Directions

Cut the carrots in thirds crosswise. Then cut each piece lengthwise into halves or fourths, depending on the width of the carrots. This should create spears that have at least one flat side.

Add the oil to a cast-iron skillet and heat over medium heat. When the oil is hot, place the carrots in the oil cut-sides down and cook without turning until tender, about 6 minutes. The cut sides will be very, very dark. Some may even call it burnt. Don’t worry, it’ll taste great!

Add the honey, togarashi and 1/4 cup of water to the skillet and stir up all the carrots. Cook, stirring constantly, until most of the water has cooked off and the carrots are coated. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the chopped parsley. (This will add a fresh flavor and it looks really pretty.)

Serve right away to your impressed and amazed friends!

Togarashi is a chile pepper spice blend available in specialty markets and some supermarkets.

Total Time: 25 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 10 min
Yield:4 to 6 servings

Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients
1 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil, optional
Chopped fresh chives, for serving

Directions
Warm the cream with the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts; set aside.

Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan with cold water to cover. Bring to boil then add 1 teaspoon of salt and reduce the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are very tender. Drain. Pass the potatoes through a food mill or a ricer into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the warm cream and butter mixture until the cream is absorbed and the mixture is smooth. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper and finish them off by stirring in 1/4 cup olive oil and sprinkling with chives, if using.