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Happy Friday everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. I hope you had a delicious meal yesterday or are looking forward to one sometime this weekend and were able to spend some time with some loved ones reflecting on the good things in your life to be thankful for. This American (and Canadian in October) makes it easy to think about how blessed we truly are and reminds us to be thankful but really it is a practice we should do daily. Here, as a group, we find encouragement to do just that and once a week share our five favorites. Please join in if you haven't already.
~ podcast ~ I have always admired the stand that Candace Cameron Bure takes for the Lord publicly and when I saw she was starting a podcast I started to listen. What an uplifting, God honoring place she has produced. I am always looking for the next episode and have re-listened to some of them also. So encouraging. You can find it here.
~ hot soup on a cold day ~ I love soup at the best of times. To me it's so comforting and reminds me of my mom who was a soup maker extraordinaire. Saturday was a run around day for me and it was hovering around the freezing mark but the humid wind made it seem colder so by the time I was heading home in the afternoon I felt quite chilled to the bone and was going through in my thoughts what I had in the fridge to make some kind of soup for supper. I thought of the bag of broccoli that had been nipped a bit last week when my fridge decided to freeze all my produce and Broccoli Cheese soup immediately was the decision. I was at the grocery store for my mom so bought a garlic bread to go with it. I followed this recipe and in less that 30 minutes had a delicious, nourishing, comforting supper that warmed me right up. Warning: It is not for the lactose intolerant or the fat conscious. But you can modify as you need. The only thing I changed was I used 2% milk instead of half and half and I used 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese with habanero pepper in it along with 1 cup regular cheddar because I needed to use it up. Perfection in a bowl.
~ new chocolate love ~ not a lot of words needed for this one. Saw this at the store, made it's way into my cart and the rest is history. I don't eat a lot of chocolate bars, I find them way too sweet, but a square or two of this is delicious when the craving hits.
~ movie at the theatre ~ I haven't attended a movie in a theatre since before covid. Tuesday a friend and I went to see The Chosen season 3 premiere (Episode 1 and 2 of season 3 of the series). It was actually held over for a week here in Canada by popular demand. It came in 3rd in the box offices for that weekend beating out some big Hollywood films which is pretty amazing. It was excellent. I laughed a bit, cried a lot and it made me think and gave me and my friend much to talk over as we drove home. And so fun to be back to seeing movies having the theatre experience. If you haven't yet seen any episodes of this series, season 1 is now on Netflix.
What were your favorite blessings from the last week?
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!