Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

My family will celebrate Thanksgiving twice, once here with my parents and a family from our church, then on Friday in Elbing, Kansas with Shari's parents and brothers. The latter gathering will be a traditional Thanksgiving meal with the Turkey, gravy, corn, etc. etc. The former will be a traditional Sicilian Thanksgiving. You can see the main course above (albeit, made by my Irish mother).

Special Sicilian rant: "Lasagna" that has "vegetable" in it's description is not Lasagna. Furthermore, "Lasagna" with cottage cheese instead of ricotta cheese is an abomination. Also, I love Mexican culture, but any "Lasagna" that has Mexican in it's name is a burrito, chimichanga, Gordita, or something Taco Bellish, but it's NOT Lasagna. Lastly, cream, chicken, or the like belong in soup, not genuine Lasagna.

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

Text: Henry Alford, 1810-1871

Music: George J. Elvey, 1816-1893


Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home; all is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin. God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied; come to God's own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God's own field, fruit as praise to God we yield; wheat and tares together sown are to joy or sorrow grown; first the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear; Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take the harvest home; from the field shall in that day all offenses purge away, giving angels charge at last in the fire the tares to cast; but the fruitful ears to store in the garner evermore.

Even so, Lord, quickly come, bring thy final harvest home; gather thou thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin, there, forever purified, in thy presence to abide; come, with all thine angels, come, raise the glorious harvest home.


Rick Calohan said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I found this Puritan Prayer online only fitting for this time of year May His Grace and Peace be with you and yours.

Arthur Bennett
“The Valley of Vision - A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions”

Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects,
my heart admires, adores, loves Thee,
for my little vessel is as full as it can be,
and I would pour out all that fullness before Thee in ceaseless flow.
When I think upon and converse with Thee
ten thousand delightful thoughts spring up,
ten thousand sources of pleasure are unsealed,
ten thousand refreshing joys spread over my heart,
crowding into every moment of happiness.
I bless Thee for the soul Thou hast created,
for adorning it, sanctifying it, though it is fixed in barren soil;
for the body Thou hast given me,
for preserving its strength and vigor,
for providing senses to enjoy delights,
for the ease and freedom of my limbs,
for hands, eyes, ears that do Thy bidding;
for Thy royal bounty providing my daily support,
for a full table and overflowing cup,
for appetite, taste, sweetness,
for social joys of relatives and friends,
for ability to serve others,
for a heart that feels sorrows and necessities,
for a mind to care for my fellow-men,
for opportunities of spreading happiness around,
for loved ones in the joys of heaven,
for my own expectation of seeing Thee clearly.
I love Thee above the powers of language to express,
for what Thou art to Thy creatures.
Increase my love, O my God, through time and eternity." Amen

In Omnibus Ipse Primatum Tenens “That in all things He (Christ) might have the preeminence.” (Colossians 1:16-18)

In His Grace for His Glory!


Zach said...

Mmmm--save some lasagna for me!

Tony, Rick, Frontier, Roger, and all, I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving, and may God bless us all in the year to come!

Shelby said...

I. Have. Loved. Reepicheep. Since. 13. Years. Ago. When. First. Having. Read. The. Chronicles.

What a fabulous blog you have! Enjoyed my visit here.. and happy thanksgiving!!!

take care.

Lyle Burton said...

I'm trying to imagine that beautiful slab of lasagna, chilled, and slapped between two pieces of butter soaked garlic bread!

jeff said...

cottage cheese?!?!

Who on earth would dare to profane a Divine Creation by violating it with cottage cheese??? The only thing I add to lasagna is sausage.

We had a great Thanksgiving with my side of the family. Trad turkey dinner with all the trimmings. And after everyone left, The Godfather came on, so of course, I stayed up until midnight watching it.

Frontier Forest said...

'"Lasagna" with cottage an obmination!" Wow, I remember a beautiful young bride who really got her feelings crushed when she baked this delicatable dish, using cottage cheese, for the first time.

Reepicheep said...

Thanfully she has learned much since then Woodster!

Feelings shmeelings!

Augfirst said...

What do you think of Stouffer's Frozen Lasagna?