Thanksgiving is such a special time of the year. A time to sit around family and friends, eat and drink in abundance, wash down the delicious meal with decadent desserts and to bask in the glory of all your blessings. And often our children are reminded and taught through school how and why this feast became an annual celebration.
However for an immigrant new to the country, or a foreign student forced to leave the dorms for Thanksgiving, it can be a very lonely time of year. It is often a time that makes us long for our homes, our parents’ embrace, our mother’s home cooked meal, and the warmth of a friendly embrace. So, this Thanksgiving amongst giving thanks for our blessings, appreciating all that we have, I invite you to think of those people as well and perhaps make it a tradition to open up your home to such friends as well. I always remember my friends’ parents who welcomed us to their Thanksgiving feast knowing that we were miles away from our own families and for that I am always grateful.
With this small note, here are a few gobbly fun treats to make and enjoy.