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Tag: 30 Days of Thankfulness

Today I am thankful for the ability to cook good meals at home.  I’m not the greatest cook in the world, but I do enjoy finding and trying new recipes.  I also don’t make anything super fancy or complicated.  I try to stick to more basic things that taste good (hopefully)

Steak au Poivre - one of the more popular meals made at home (photo by Gayle Tabor)

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Gayle says that she will try just about anything once, and there have been a few recipes that we have only made once and then they had to be tossed out, never to be made again.  But there have been those recipes that were a home run the first time and get added into the meal rotation.  There have also been those that were ok, but with a little tweak became great.

The Steak au Poivre was one of those that became a hit right away.  Everyone loved it and we have had it a few times since that first occasion.  I try to blog about things I’m cooking on occasion, just to share what has worked or not worked for us.

I sometimes wish I was more creative or inventive, but mostly I am thankful for the ability to put good food on the table.

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As we embark on the month of November, it seems like the perfect time to pause each day and give thanks.  There is so much I have to be thankful for, but sometimes it’s easy to forget and only focus in on the things I don’t have.  This will be a good exercise in remembering to be grateful, and hopefully it will create a habit to carry over to the next month and beyond!

Day 1 is easy – I am thankful for Gayle.  She pushes me to be a better person, giving me a swift kick in the butt when I need it.  She also supports me in whatever I decide to do; whether it’s racing in triathlons or learning how to crochet.   I know that no matter what, she has my back.  It’s a good feeling!

That is not to say that we don’t have disagreements, (just check out the picture….when the Panthers play the Steelers – watch out!) but I’m thankful for those as well because it’s good to know that you can disagree with someone and not have it turn hateful.  I have a difficult time sharing my true feelings and am learning (slowly) that it’s ok to have those feelings, even if they are different from someone else’s.

I want to challenge you to do the same – find something specific to be thankful for each day this month.  It will change your outlook on life.

 

 

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