Things can be very, very busy on Thanksgiving day, and if you’re going away to have dinner with your extended family, you may not have the opportunity to have a time of reflection and true thanksgiving as a family. Why not find a great recipe for breakfast and make that every year. Then while you’re seated at the breakfast table, have everyone write (or draw) three things they can thank God for from the past year. Read a psalm, sing a song and end with a time of prayer.
There may be years that your children won’t “love” doing this, but that’s why you are the parent. Plug on. Do it and sweetly ask them to participate. They will look back on this tradition with joy one day, and you will have created great memories!
How about a suggestion for a holiday breakfast? One recent morning my husband, knowing my LOVE for French Toast, said, “Guess what Cracker Barrel is featuring on their breakfast menu right now? Pecan Streusel French Toast!” Oh my! My stomach was growling and I was ready to eat! Talk about a craving! I adore this breakfast treat! However, I didn’t want to get ready and drive to Cracker Barrel at the moment. So, instead, I went to my pantry and improvised. Here’s what I came up with:
In a shallow bowl mix:
1 cup (or so) milk
1/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
1/2 tsp pumpkin Pie spice
Dip bread in the milk mixture. I used my homemade sour dough bread – French bread works well too. Place in hot skillet sprayed with cooking spray. I tossed my pecans in the pan at the same time to toast them. This brings out their nuttiness and makes them even better! Flip bread when it gets browned.
Serve with warm maple syrup.
I hope you’ll start a Thanksgiving Family Breakfast tradition!