Thankful Thursday

I’ve decided to start having Thankful Thursday here on my blog. I’m doing this for a couple different reasons….

1. I’m a sucker for all things alliterative. The double letter alliteration just makes me so darn happy (the only literary device I like more are puns; I LOVE puns)

2. It is always good to call to mind our blessings and thank God for all the wonderful things he has bestowed up on us.

Each week I will discuss a different thing that I am thankful for and I invite you to do the same. So, on this first installment of Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for my wonderful mother who cooks me amazingly delicious and healthy meals (of course I’m thankful for her for many other reasons too, but that is what I’m focusing on today).

Often times, with school and other things, I don’t have much time to cook during the week. Fortunately, my mom is always whipping up delectable and nutritious meals. She goes through great efforts to cook  healthful foods that I will want to eat and, if she is making something with dairy, she’ll leave it out of my portion. I don’t tell her often enough, but I appreciate everything she does so, so much!

A scrumptious dinner Mommy made recently. She even plated it up all pretty because she knows I like it that way.

An exquisite sandwich she made, featuring turkey, avocado, sliced apples, all grilled to perfection on cranberry pistachio bread. It sounds a bit odd but the creamy-ness of the avocado so perfectly compliments the crunchy-ness of the apples. Even if you don’t eat meat, you should really try the  avocado + apple combo.

She also helped me make this delicious bread. Okay, let’s be honest; saying, “she helped me make it,” is totally deceptive. She did most of the work! Not wanting to wreck our mixer motor, we decided to make it by hand and mommy dearest did pretty much all the kneading. She makes homemade dough regularly so she’s pretty darn good at it.

An awesome open faced sandwhich and some fruit

And let’s not forget about this soup.

The above are just a few things I happened to snap pictures of. My mom is always making nourishing yet saporous food!

Thanks Mom!

What are you thankful for on this lovely Thursday?

Any fun puns you’d like to share?

Here is an entertaining one I read. Greengrocers earn a meager celery, come home beet and just want to read the pepper, take a leek, turnip the covers, endive into bed.

Turnip the covers? Endive into bed? Please tell me that at least made you smile :)

~Ann Claire


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19 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. haha so i’m totally planning my post today to be “three good things thursday” (I haven’t quite written it yet but it’ll be up soon!)

    I guess great minds think alike ;)

    and that last bit totally made me laugh… but i might be easily amused so idk if it means as much ;)

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

    I love the idea of a thankful Thursday! There really are SO many things to be thankful for!

    I’m thankful for this house that keeps me warm, a husband who cherishes me, a doggie who to cuddle with, family that love me and friends that keep me strong. Most of all I’m thankful for God and that He chooses to love me. :)

  3. awww that’s so sweet!! i love my mom too!!! and dad of course, for eating all the healthy stuff we make! lol ….i think he secretly likes it. the avocado + apple sandwich sounds awesome!!! :)

  4. WOW! That open faced sandwich plate looks like something you could get at a restaurant! It looks look pretty and full of fresh flavors. Your mom sounds awesome!!

  5. So great to take a step back from the crazy world and remember everything there is to be thankful for! Even though its technically Saturday now, I’m thankful for my health & my family :)

  6. Hi there! I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog! I’m a teenage healthy living nut too, so this is really exciting…I love finding other teens like me:) I love your dedicated post to your mom, that’s such a sweet idea that I should definitely do for my mom sometime. Your mom looks like such a great cook too; homemade bread all the time!?! I’m jealous! Come check out my blog;)

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