Thanksgiving is approaching and this is a perfect time to stop and count our blessings and express gratitude for and to family, friends, health, material blessings, the earth, God, the Universe. Some families have a tradition of holding hands around the Thanksgiving table while each person says what they are thankful for, but an attitude of gratitude does not have to be limited to Thanksgiving.
Today I am grateful for the love and support of my wonderful best friend and husband Bob.
“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.” ~G.K. Chesterton
There are many different ways of making deviled eggs and people have definite personal preferences. At my house the filling is moist (I use an olive oil based mayo), tart (we add vinegar) and bright yellow (lots of mustard).
Our garnish of choice is paprika sprinkled over the top. Your preference might be sliced olive, pickle or something else. I like to use deviled eggs (and potato salad) as examples of how our thoughts, ideas and preferences are influenced by family and the community where we live.
What are deviled eggs like in your world?What about your deviled egg recipe makes it “just right” no matter what anyone else says? Let’s talk!
What would Fall be without fruit and vegetable carving? I know you’re thinking Jack-O-Lanterns, but what about carved watermelons or pineapples? I doubt you’ve seen anything like these. Please follow the links to see some beautiful pictures (there are a few magnificent Jack-O-Lanterns included) and don’t forget to bookmark us before you go.
Now it’s your turn. Have you ever experimented with fruit or vegetable carving? Or maybe you are quite accomplished in the art form. Perhaps you have been inspired by a fruit or vegetable carving demonstration or display. Do you have another way of decorating pumpkins? Tell us about it.