The Thanksgiving Bowl

November 26th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time

My green smoothie stuck with me most of the morning, but with about two hours until dinner time – I was getting hungry. I didn’t really want to eat anything, I wanted to be good and hungry for a feast! But I didn’t want to get to dinner feeling famished either.

What’s a girl to do?

Juice is always the answer!

Carrots for Juice

Carrot apple ginger juice – the perfect thing to tide me over and leave me ready to eat by 2:30.

Pre-Dinner Carrot Juice

This year we brought along our favorite Thanksgiving book, The Thanksgiving Bowl by Virgina Kroll.

Reading Time

Having read this book before bed every night for nearly the past three weeks, not to mention the past two Novembers, Ava and I decided it would be fun to do a Thanksgiving Bowl with our family this year.

In the book, the family writes down something they are thankful for on a little piece of paper as they arrive and place their note in a yellow Thanksgiving bowl. After dinner the grandmother reads each note and she has to guess who wrote the note.

Our Thanksgiving Bowl

Everyone was happy to play along and wrote down a little something while we waited for everyone to arrive and for dinner to be served.

The Table

So many amazing vegetable dishes to choose from – who got room for turkey?

No Room for Turkey

After our feast, it was time for Great Granny to guess!

Time to Guess

Time to Guess Granny

Want to play? You get one guess for this one!

One Guess

OK, it’s a little tricky so I’ll give you a hint. The person thankful for kitties is featured in this picture.

Here's Your Hint

I missed my photo op for the dessert buffet before pies were sliced and diced!

Pie Buffet

With the clean up under control and some slivers of pumpkin, apple and elderberry pie enjoyed by me, it was time for some digestion and to head out with my favorite aunt for our annual post-Thanksgiving hour long walk and talk.

Our walk was blessed with a beautiful rainbow.

Thanksgiving Rainbow

And am amazing sunset.

Post Dinner Walk

Good food and good family.

Family Pic

So much to be thankful for!


I am also thankful that I probably won’t be hungry for three days. And that Thanksgiving only comes once a year.

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