"The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving." ~H.U. Westermayer
The Tooele Quilt Guild displayed some of it's member's quilts at the Nuttal's Bernina shop in South Jordan. Customers were allowed to come and view the quilts and vote on their favorite. Here are a few that I liked.
The Thanksgiving Holiday is well on it's way. Here is a recipe that will help use up that leftover turkey (use turkey in place of chicken). Your family will love it!
Chicken Broccoli Stuffing Casserole
1 package chicken stuffing mix
2-3 cups cooked chicken
2 cups steamed broccoli florets
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (10 ¾ oz.)can cheddar or cream of chicken soup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions, using 1 ¼ cups water.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, broccoli and soup. Transfer to a greased 11x7” baking dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and top with prepared stuffing. Bake, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10-15 additional minutes. Makes 6 servings.
This cookie recipe works well for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. It's quick and easy.
Jam Thumbprint Cookies
1 cup butter 2 ½ cups flour
2/3 cup sugar ½ cup jam
½ tsp. almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar together in medium bowl until smooth. Mix in egg and almond extract. Mix in flour until dough is formed. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make a small dent in the center of each ball using your thumb or a small round measuring spoon. Fill each hole with your favorite jam ( about ½ tsp.). Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until very lightly browned. Let cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet. Makes about 3 dozen.
(You can also roll each ball in finely chopped nuts for a crunchy variation. Or you can make a glaze to drizzle over the cookies after baking by mixing together ½ cup powdered sugar, ¾ tsp. almond extract and 1 tsp. milk.
I enjoyed reading this book by Mitch Albom. We should all have a little more faith no matter what religion we are. We should also have a lot more tolerance and understanding of all religions.