What Are You Thankful For?



1 A 1 GratefulIf you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who won’t survive the week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 20 million people around the world.

If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than almost three billion people in the world.

If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read anything at all.

You are so blessed in ways you may never even know.

A poem by Stephen Eardley

In other news.

Latkes and Turkey For Thanksgiving?

1 a 1 HOy vey!

In case you haven’t heard. This year the first day of Hanukah lines up with Thanksgiving. It is an extremely rare event. The next time this will occur will be in the year, 79,811.  

This occurrence is due to quirks in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is too long and complicated to explain here.

Jimmy Kimmel celebrated this occurrence recently on his late night TV show.

“To celebrate this once in a lifetime occasion, we asked some elementary school kids to put on a play about it,” Kimmel said.

From Jimmy Kimmel Live – “The First Hanukkah Thanksgiving” Presented by the Shepard Hill Elementary School Players




Wishing you a Wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving and Hanukkah


Featured Recipe          Apple Harvest Turkey Sandwich


Today I have another outstandingly wonderful way for you to use up left over turkey. However, you can make this sandwich with any kind of meat, left over or not.

This sandwich elevates the usual midnight trek to the kitchen to make a Turkey sandwich to sublime heights with a symphony of different tastes and textures tripping across your taste buds.

I am not a big fan of mayonnaise. So I am always on the lookout for something beside mayo to put on sandwiches. Mustard, even Dijon does not go real well with turkey IMHO. So I use some flavored cream cheese.

This is what you will need for 1 sandwich:

Couple of slices of turkey

2 slices whole wheat bread

Couple tablespoons honey nut cream cheese

Some walnut pieces

Some dried cranberries

Half a Granny Smith apple

1 slice Colby Jack cheese

2 slices bacon


Here is what you do:

Slowly fry the bacon until crisp. Or nuke it if you are in a hurry.


Cut the apple half into slices.


Spread some of the cream cheese on both pieces of bread. Place some of the walnuts and dried cranberries on the crème cheese.


Place some of the walnut pieces and dried cranberries on the cheese.  By the Way ~~~ These 3 ingredients make a wonderful topping for toast too.


Add the turkey, and apple slices to the bread.


Then add the cheese, and bacon to the sandwich.


This is a beautiful thing!



Bite into it, chew, swallow and say, “Ahhhhhhhh.”

Repeat until no crumbs are left. Lick the plate if necessary to achieve this.

Bon appétit!!!


Couple of slices of turkey                $0.00 ~The beauty of leftovers!

2 slices whole wheat bread             $0.30

Couple tbspns cream cheese            $1.20

Some walnut pieces                        $0.29

Some dried cranberries                   $0.21

Half a Granny Smith apple               $0.37

2 slices Colby Jack cheese               $0.50

2 slices bacon                                $0.50

Total cost = $3.37 per sandwich

Quote of the Day

Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.

Thomas Fuller


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