Thankful 30: Day 25–Cranberries and Snakes

If you received or read an “in process” version of today’s post,  please, accept my apologies.  I accidentally posted a rough draft.

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I have joined Emily’s* 30 Day Challenge:

I’m challenging myself to post a picture every day during the month of November (30 Days To Be Thankful For) and to add a caption as to why I am thankful. — Emily

Day 25:  I’m thankful for cranberries.

Thanksgiving dinner will be at my house, Thursday at noon, and  I’m expecting about a dozen people, my daughter among them.

She asked if we would have the cranberry sauce that she likes.  Of course!  What mom wouldn’t be happy to fulfill such a request, especially one that’s so easy.


Here’s the recipe:

  • Bring 1 cup orange juice and 1 cup sugar to a boil
  • Add 12 oz. fresh cranberries and return to a boil
  • Boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour into a bowl, let cool at room temperature, then refrigerate.


I am happy to prepare this cranberry sauce, just as the heavenly Father is pleased to give us good things when we ask.  My daughter is very allergic to peanuts, so I would never serve those to her.  Who would want a stone when you were hungry or a poisonous snake when you were expecting a roast fish?

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!       Matthew 7:7-11  NIV


See Thankful 30 page for every day’s entry.

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