It's the week of Thanksgiving! The holiday season cannot be ignored any longer!
And I am not ashamed to admit that I began decorating the house for Christmas this past weekend. The tree isn't up yet - but I did put some lights and garland around the stair rail. I needed to confess that to somebody ...
Here are some tips for making your house comfortable for those Holiday guests:
1. Throw Pillows - Great for decorating and making deep-seated couches more comfortable, but don't overwhelm all of the seating spaces.
2. Dim Lighting - Everyone looks better in lower light. Plus it creates a sense of intimacy.
3. Furniture - Arrange furniture to face each other to encourage conversation - not towards the TV.
4. Side tables - provide a place for cups and plates, otherwise you'll be discovering trash for weeks after the party.
5. Extra blankets - Stock the guest room(s) with extra blankets so they don't have to worry about bothering you for them later.
6. Fresh flowers - Put little vases around the house with small, fresh flowers. It is refreshing and calming.
7. Luggage Space - Add a chair or bench to the guest room for luggage and/or a place to put shoes on.
* Borrowed from MSN.com
Turkey Countdown: 3 DAYS
History of Pumpkin Pie (About):
I'll preface this by saying I do not care for pumpkin pie. It's not that I hate it - I just prefer most other desserts over it.
Early settlers would have had a version of pumpkin pie that involved hollowing out a pumpkin and filling it with eggs, milk, honey and spices - and letting that curdle inside the pumpkin next to the hot ashes of a fire place. The whole crust thing wouldn't happen for decades (and thank the Lord it did - cause that is the only part of a pumpkin pie I like).
In fact, the crusted version of what we now consider pumpkin pie originated in France in 1651. It was devised by the famous chef, Francois Pierre la Varenne who called it the "Tourte of Pumpkin." It wasn't until 1796 that pumpkin pie first debuted in an American cook book. And since pumpkins ripen during the harvest season, it became a staple of harvest season spreads.
ARTIST OF THE DAY
Chad considers himself first and foremost a music missionary, with a passion to bring the message of Jesus Christ to both church and secular settings. This desire has taken him to many states and many venues to share his songs and his heart. It is Chad's hope that Christians both new and mature in their faith, as well as those still searching for Truth, can draw inspiration and scriptural truths from his songs.
When not on the road, Chad partners with Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Nashville suburbs) area churches such as LifePoint Church, River Oaks Community Church, and New Vision Baptist Church. Chad is a native of Southern Indiana and an alumnus of the University of Evansville.
Latest Album: Time To Shine
Want More? CLICK HERE
Q: What harlot became a hero for saving the lives of Joshua's spies and was so honored in later days that she is listed in the genealogy of Jesus?
A: Rahab (Joshua 2, 6)