It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. I am so thankful to God for so many things. Truly, I am thankful for even the simplest of things like the ability to walk, as an example. I don't take anything for granted. So Thanksgiving weekend is always a special weekend for me. It gives me a space in which I can focus on what God has done for me. I am thankful throughout the year but Thanksgiving is an extra special time of reflecting on things for which to be thankful.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
My brother, my nephew and his girlfriend were my guests for dinner. Now my guests have gone home and I am relaxing and feeling tired and stuffed. Though everyone ate and had seconds, there are lot of left overs. I guess I over did it in the cooking. Partly because at the last minute, I decided to invite two foreign students. I met one of the students at the African Market I went to in August. The other one is going to tutor me in Swahili. Understandably neither of them could make it. One was already invited to dinner tonight and the other was at Whistler (out of town) on school assignment. I told them not to worry because my invitation was so late. We all agreed to meet soon for another meal or over coffee.
Dinner was traditional: antipasto plate (cold cuts, cheeses, pickles, grapes, stonewheat crackers), roast turkey with home made stuffing, smashed red potatoes with garlic, gravy, a big salad with lots of colourful vegetables,brussels sprouts, buns, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, fresh fruit salad, and an assortment of beverages. I made an extra pie for the guests who will take it to another dinner tomorrow night with other fellow students.
I don't have photos today as dinner preparations were all consuming and I was enjoying my guests when I wasn't busy making dinner. Tomorrow I can relax instead of working in the kitchen.
Let me close by wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends and readers. I hope your holiday is a good one!