Thanksgiving

The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in,
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway –
Thanksgiving comes again!

~ author unknown ~ 

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We Gather Together

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,
Sing praises to His name: He forgets not his own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine.
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side, All glory be thine!

We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,
And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

~ Author Unknown to me

The 12 Days of Thanksgiving

On the First Day… We give thanks for the fresh turkey feast and its hot trimmings.
On the Second Day… We bless the cold turkey sandwiches, sloshy cranberry sauce, and hard rolls.
On the Third Day… We praise the turkey pie and vintage mixed veggies.
On the Fourth Day… We thank the pilgrims for not serving bison that first time, or we’d be celebrating Thanksgiving in April.
On the Fifth Day… We gobble up cubed bird casserole and pray for a glimpse of a naked turkey carcass.
On the Sixth Day… We show gratitude (sort of) to the creative cook who slings cashews at the turkey and calls it Oriental.
On the Seventh Day… We forgive our forefathers and pass the turkey-nugget pizza.
On the Eighth Day… The word “vegetarian” keeps popping into our heads.
On the Ninth Day… We check our hair to make sure we’re not beginning to sprout feathers.
On the Tenth Day… We hope that the wing meat kabobs catch fire under the broiler.
On the Eleventh Day… We smile over the creamed gizzard because the thigh bones are in sight.
On the Twelfth Day… We apologize for running out of turkey leftovers. And everybody says Amen.

Candy Corn Crisps

1/2 c. butter
9 c. mini marshmallows
10 c. crispy rice cereal
2 c. candy corn
3/4 c. mini chocolate chips
orange food coloring

Melt butter and marshmallows, stir until smooth. In a large bowl, mix rice cereal, candy corn, and chips together. Add orange food coloring to marshmallow mixture; stir quickly to combine. Spread on large, buttered, jelly roll pan and press with buttered hands. Refrigerate and cut into squares.