Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Why? Because of its simplicity. There’s no need to decorate my house, no need to spend hours searching for the elusive “perfect” gift, and no need to stress about how to squeeze fifteen different social functions into three days. Thanksgiving is all about taking a day to reflect on what the Lord has blessed us with and enjoy the company of family and friends (and good food!).
Yes, good food is a big part of this holiday’s appeal. Somehow, spending hours in the kitchen preparing food with my family members and friends ends up being therapeutic. We laugh. We share stories and swap recipes. We make a big mess and enjoy taking the time to clean it up. For this day and this day only, I don’t mind if my preschooler ends up covered with flour. I just laugh, snap a picture, and preserve the memory for years to come. I end the day tired, but it is a happy kind of tired, the kind of tired that comes when you know that your cup of blessings has just overflowed.
A few weeks ago, the Interactive Marketing Department here at BJU Press got together to enjoy a good meal and swap recipes. Below are some of our favorites. We hope you will enjoy them.
Megan’s Comforting Turkey Noodle Soup (great to make with leftovers!)
What’s your favorite part about Thanksgiving?