Since winter weather cancelled our plans to drive over the river and through Wyoming to get to Grandma's house in Utah, Christina and I decided to take advantage of our long Thanksgiving afternoon and make a new culinary creation--CAKE POPS. Armed with a book giving us step-by-step instructions and showing fabulous pictures of what we could expect to create, we were ready to make our Thanksgiving Turkey pops.
Shoulda been easy, right??? Not so fast.
|Not As Easy As It Looks|
Okay, so you've got to get the chocolate to thoroughly coat the ball in a smooth manner and then poke broken pretzel sticks in the bottom for legs without popping the cake ball off the stick or touching the surface which will now become the not-so-smooth-anymore surface. Argh.
There is a steep learning curve to this process. The first few we made were less than stellar and I wanted to cry "FOWL." These were supposed to be fun and easy. Definitely not the greatest culinary project to choose if you are a perfectionist. Luckily, I guess you could say, I had invested too much money to quit now so I forced myself to keep trying. Christina and I decided that our turkeys might be "special looking" but hopefully they would still taste yummy.
|Feathers Are A Go|
|In Full Production Mode|
|Our Flock Is Growing|
|Champion Turkey Makers|
I have so much to be thankful for and I'm grateful we set aside a day to reflect on those blessings. Here are a few I've been thinking about lately.
- Several families offered to let us celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with them. I am thankful for good friends.
- A new little boy joined our extended family. I am thankful for birth moms who make courageous choices.
- My health stabilized this year. I am thankful for good doctors and nurses who take care of me and for researchers whose talents bring new life-saving medications and treatments--and hopefully a cure someday.
- We have a job during these tough economic times with benefits that bless our family. I am thankful for a husband who works so hard provide for us, especially with the added financial burden that CF has become--he doesn't complain.
- I am also thankful for: my children, extended family, good books, clean water, freedom, my dog, Ancestry.com, oxygen, blue skies, my sewing machine, chocolate-covered orange sticks sold in bulk, fast internet, hugs, my ability to see and hear, Wii Fit, laughter, forgiveness, prairie dogs, smoothies, a soft bed, a good back/foot/head rub, reliable transportation, kind words, and my testimony of Jesus Christ. Yes, I have a lot to be thankful for.