Thanksgiving is an annual American tradition celebrated every third Thursday of November. Some regard it is as a special day, similar to Christmas and 4th of July, that people are willing to travel all over the US just to be with their loved ones.
Here in the Philippines, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but about ten years ago, we started our own version of Thanksgiving celebration that is focused on gratefulness more than anything else. We usually invite close family and friends to a simple dinner and do our “Faith Goal List”. Each family member and guest writes on a blank sheet of paper his/her faith goals for the following year. We put it in a box, seal it and open it next Thanksgiving Day.
This week, we look forward to Thursday as we open our gold box and read our probably forgotten faith goals we wrote last year. It is just amazing how God answers everybody’s list – some usually have half of their list answered, others have a few, and some have their whole list answered! For the past 10 years, not a single person was left without even one unanswered faith goal.
Today, we thought of preparing for Thursday’s dinner. Here’s our draft menu, incorporating local ingredients to each dish:
Cream of Squash & Zucchini
Arugula & Tomatoes Spaghetti
Organic Heritage Rice
Piyaya by Fresh Organics
La Moderna Bakery of Guagua Artisan Pastries
Non-Dairy Ice Cream with Cacao Shavings
Lemongrass Iced Tea
Will finalize our recipes for these dishes and will share some with you. Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone!
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving Day, too?