Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching. Are you trying to keep on track to finish up some last assignments before taking time off to enjoy gathering your family together for a day of giving thanks?
You may also be busy hunting down those favorite family recipes to add to your Thanksgiving feast. While looking, I have a recipe for you to help in teaching your teens. I am sure you will think of more ingredients to add, but let me help you get started.
– A cup of kindness
– A stick of joy
– Tablespoons of gentleness
– Squirts of affirmation
– A spoonful of sugar (which will make everything go down easier)
Stir together with thankfulness and pour into a shell of love. Add a dollop of humor on the top before serving.
Don’t know what to have for dessert this Thanksgiving? One of my family favorites is Chocolate Pecan Pie:
- 1 unbaked 9” pie shell
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup large pecan pieces
>> Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
>> Beat eggs in a large bowl; stir in sugar, corn syrup, combine melted butter, chocolate and vanilla; mix thoroughly but do not overbeat. Sprinkle pecans in prepared shell; slowly pour filling mixture over pecans.
>> Bake for 15 minutes. Lower heat to 325 degrees and continue to bake until filling is puffed and set, about 45-50 minutes. Makes 1 pie
-Becky Cooke, High School Consultant
Photo Credit: Graphic design by Charity Klicka.