Thanksgiving is racing up the calendar. It will soon arrive. There are various celebrations planned throughout the country.
For many, these involve food and football. It began as a day of giving thanks between the Indians and Pilgrims. They prayed as their way of giving thanks for their survival through the previous year. All brought food to share peacefully.
Following this tradition, feasts occurred yearly.
In fact, we still carry on this tradition. We begin by preparing a celebratory feast for family or loved ones. Such feasts have ebbed and morphed until little remains of the original feasting tradition.
Today’s busy schedule leaves little time to celebrate this holiday as scheduled on the fourth Thursday in November. We usually gobble up full plates of food and relax.
Children study Thanksgiving in school. It is a topic that veers from the point of origin through modern celebrations. It has endured a number of changes that are less religious.
For those not scheduled to work on Friday, Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Stores are often crowded, noisy, with fierce competitors.
For many, these celebrations involve food and football. Some hard-core shoppers may head out to ensnare more bargains. Shoppers exhibit more engagement than any other weekend of the year. Merchants encourage this as it is close to year end closeouts.
Stores often offer extended hours to help capture all shoppers. Those shoppers usually end up with a trip home to feast on leftovers. Not to mention more football games. Shoppers exhibit more engagement than they do all year long.
Thanksgiving is a day of cooking,cleaning, company or relatives, sports, and clean=up
. I have put together a simple recipe book of family friendly, easy to prepare dishes to make your feast delicious without being stressed about locating recipes.
. I wish you all a peaceful Thanksgiving.