Today we are thankful for you…Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s been almost three weeks since I last went on a run.   Gasp!  But sometimes your body needs rest, especially after running an Xterra trail 1/2 marathon race.  If you missed my post, here’s a recap.  So, this morning I started with my very own Turkey Trot around the neighborhood.  Great weather for a run if you ask me.  After my run, it was time to get cleaned up and start cooking our usual sides for Thanksgiving lunch at Grandma Parke’s.

I’m thankful my husband enjoys cooking.  He makes the best cranberry sauce ever.  Pretty simple too.  Just add fresh cranberries, water and sugar.

Stir and continue to stir until the cranberries are broken and it looks like jam.  Yum!  Some recipes call for a splash of orange juice or cinnamon sticks.

I prefer it this way.  Just cranberries and sugar. 🙂  Once he was done with the cranberry sauce, I made pan seared asparagus topped with crumbled blue cheese.  You can read about it here.

Thanksgiving at Grandma Parke’s is always so festive.  She really does a great job setting the decorations around the house.  I also like the fact that we celebrate one holiday at a time.  Her Christmas tree doesn’t go up till after Thanksgiving.

There are also great little reminders of how the family has grown.  This was a drawing made by Jordan Parke back in 2006.

Today, we are thankful for family.  We are also thankful for you, our customers, who in a way are family too.  Your continued support is greatly appreciated.  Happy Thanksgiving!



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