Here we are - another Thankful Thursday! This has quickly become a favorite day of the week - it is so fun to look for thankfulness. Sometimes it is very obvious what to be thankful for and sometimes you have to dig a little. It's in the digging that true gratitude forms. It is a very spiritual healthy exercise.
This week I am thankful for the bounty of harvest. I used to try to grow a vegetable garden. Even though I started out in the spring with the best of intentions, by the end of the summer my poor garden never seemed very healthy. In fact it often seemed downright neglected. My life always got so busy and the garden was last on my list. But one of the privileges of ministry is that our good people share their bountiful harvest with us every year. In fact they share so much that I soon discovered it wasn't necessary for me to grow a garden. Every year we get to share the the harvest of others! What a blessing it has been to our family. I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of all the beautiful produce we have received lately.
A wonderful Hispanic family in our church shared their jalapeno peppers with us. They were amazingly hot! They were so beautiful and shiny - they really looked artificial.
We have had lots of zucchini too. So far we have enjoyed stuffed zucchini and zucchini bread.
Check out the size of this cantaloupe! It was humongous!
I think this is my very favorite gift from the garden. I love fresh corn! Usually we freeze some every year but this year we just couldn't fit it into our schedule. We still have some left in the freezer however from last year.
And does it get any better than new red potatoes, boiled and mashed with a little real butter? I don't think so!
Check in tomorrow. I am going to post a recipe for homemade salsa/guacamole that I used my jalapenos for. It is very simple and very delicious!
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