Thanksgiving- Decorating and Food Preparations

Yesterday I was experimenting with my iPhone and accidentally sent photo’s to my blog post and they posted! I didn’t mean to post them. I’ve still got a lot to learn with on my iPhone! Sorry about that!

This weekend was busy cooking and decorating for Thanksgiving, visiting with family/ friends and doing farm work.

I gathered pine cones for decorating from our yard


Cones ready to string.


I tried stringing them together with sewing thread but it wasn’t working well so I used twine. Twine worked perfect.

My kitchen window decorated for Thanksgiving, cones strung!

I made homemade marshmallows for our traditional Thanksgiving salad.Yum! I’ll post the recipe this week.

I made the homemade cornbread fixings for the dressing. I fried onions, celery and apples, added chopped herbs and stored for Thursday AM. There’s a hint of bacon grease in there, it smelled good! I also made brine for the turkey. I’ll post the recipe for that tomorrow.

Jonathan planted seeds that like to be planted in the cold. They should be in bloom on the wedding month.

Dale mowed field, I mowed the yard.

Rachael working on homework for her last semester of college! We enjoyed German pot roast for dinner.

We brought Great Grandma Marilyn (Dale’s mom) and Bob to visit Heather and Jeffrey’s Church Sunday morning. Felicity is worshipping. She has ear plugs, the music is loud and exciting!

After lunch we went to an antique store. I got 5 handmade doilies for a dollar a piece! A 1930 cream and sugar set in perfect condition for four dollars!! It was fun!

On our way home we stopped to see cows enjoying their Sunday afternoon.


  • Joy said:

    I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all your pictures. I smiled at the thought of home-made marshmallow's. You mean they don't always just automatically come in a bag? :-) The pine-cones look so festive and it was fun to read about your finds at the antique shop. The picture of Rachael is adorable and Felicity is altogether too cute! Thanks for sharing your life with us.

    Love you,

  • Hilda Quintanilla said:

    It was fun making up captions!!! :-)
    Love U

  • Zoe Elmore said:

    Mmmmm. I can smell the great smells wafting from your kitchen.
    Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend

  • Barbara Koob said:

    Hi Sharon, I never heard of making home-made marshmellows! Wow! You and all your cooking are amazing. I use to like to cook, but those days seems to be less and less. Not that I am prodding, but if you see my recent post on "A Stuffing Story for Thanksgiving", you might have a laugh??? I am in such a different place than I was years ago. But I do enjoy seeing all your culinary delights!

    Whatever the case, I'm stuffing myself with Jesus this year. Love reading your blog posts. It's always a pleasure and joy. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Barb

  • Sandy Fahlberg said:

    God prompted me to open your blog this morning, and what a blessing your words were to me! Your insights into the Scriptures were a help and comfort. May God give you His grace and peace throughout this Christmas season.

  • Keri said:

    The Lord encouraged me through your devotional this a.m. and I also really enjoyed reading your wonderful blog. Thank you! One prayer request is for my mother-in-law to know Christ. This year her husband took his own life so the holidays will be especially hard. May His light and love shine in the darkness.

    • Oh Keri that breaks my heart for your mother-in-law! I will pray for her to find Christ and make Him Lord of all in her life.

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