Archive for the ‘Thanksgiving’ Category

November 10th, 2015

Autumn Fires [Poem]

Thanksgiving Poemsby Robert Louis Stevenson

In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The gray smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

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November 9th, 2015

A Boy’s Thanksgiving Day

A Boy’s Thanksgiving Day
by Lydia Maria Francis Child, 1802-1880

cabin_horseOver the river, and through the wood,
to Grandfather’s house we go;
the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river and through the wood,
to Grandfather’s house away!
We would not stop for doll or top,
for ’tis Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the wood –
when Grandmother sees us come,
She will say, “o, dear, the children are here,
bring a pie for every one.”

Over the river and through the wood –
now Grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

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November 19th, 2013

Mickey Mouse Pilgrim Cutie – Thanksgiving Craft

This Mickey Mouse Pilgrim Cutie will make the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table. Fun and easy to do.

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Download Mickey Mouse Pilgrim Cutie Template here.

How to make it

  1. Print on regular paper or cardstock and cut out all of the pieces. Do not cut along the dashed lines — this is where you will fold the paper.
  2. With the design facing you, make all of the vertical folds in Mickey’s shorts away from you. Close the shorts by gluing tab A to the inside of the design.
  3. Fold the bottom of Mickey’s shorts outward, his feet down, and his tail up.
  4. Fold the top of the shorts like a box and tuck the tab inside.
  5. Fold the head in half and secure so the design is two-sided. Make sure the pieces are lined up evenly before the glue dries. Insert the neck into the top of the shorts where you folded the top closed.
  6. Fold the arms in half and secure so the design is two-sided. Do not get glue on the tabs on the ends of the arms. Fold those outward so you can use it as a base to attach the arms to Mickey’s shorts. Glue the arms to Mickey and your cutie is finished!

 
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November 16th, 2013

Come Ye Thankful People Come (Poem)

COME YE THANKFUL PEOPLE COME

Come ye thankful people come,
Raise the song of harvest home!
All is safely gathered in,
Ere the winter storms begin;
God our Maker, doth provide
For our wants to be supplied:
Come to God’s own temple, come,
Raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God’s own field
Fruit unto his praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown
Unto joy or sorrow grown;
First the blade, and then the ear,
Then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of the harvest! grant that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord our God shall come,
And shall take his harvest home;
From his field shall in that day
All offenses purge away,
Give his angels charge at last
In the fire the tares to cast;
But the fruitful ears to store
In his garner evermore.

Even so, Lord, quickly come,
Bring thy final harvest home;
Gather thou thy people in,
Free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified,
in thy presence to abide;
Come, with all thine angels, come,
Raise the glorious harvest home.

Sir George J. Elvey (1816-1893), organist at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle for nearly fifty years, wrote the music to the well-loved Thanksgiving hymn about 1844.
The lyrics are by Henry Alford (1810-1871).

 
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November 16th, 2013

13 Days Until Thanksgiving!

13 Days until Thanksgiving

 
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November 15th, 2013

Only 12 Days Until Thanksgiving!

12 days until thanksgiving

 
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November 15th, 2013

Eggnog Cheesecake

Eggnog Cheesecake

Eggnog Cheesecake

Save some of the traditional holiday beverage for this simple dessert, requiring just 20 minutes of preparation.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  5. In a food processor combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, flour and eggnog; process until smooth. Blend in eggs, rum and nutmeg. Pour mixture into cooled crust.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to 250 and bake for 45 minutes, or until center of cake is barely firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and immediately loosen cake from rim. Let cake cool completely before removing the rim.
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