Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I was gone for 10 days to Utah to see the husband's family. It was very fun. While I was there I was pondering my blog and what I would like others to get out of it. It is evident I am not a gourmet chef, so I am wondering what I have to offer. I give you THANKFUL THURSDAYS starting now!

What is it you ask?

I am hoping since the mood out there is a bit melancholy due to the economy I can provoke moments of gratitude for what we do have. This will help me and perhaps others take a moment to reflect on the daily serving of blessings we get even when we are surrounded with heartache and loss. If you are kind enough to read my posts please share one thing you are grateful for on my THANKFUL THURSDAY posts (if you want to).

Here is our first THANKFUL THURSDAY:

I am grateful for the little things that make a day better. Today while shopping a random person stopped to smile a big smile at me. Something like that at the right time and with obvious sincerity can change my whole day around. It makes me realize how important it is for me to take the time to smile at others.

Since I am talking about "little things" I would suggest a fruit and cheese plate. It is fun, simple, and delicious.

Cheese Plate

1 cup Fresh Raspberries or purple grapes
1 sliced apple of your choice
1/2 cup almonds
1 sourdough baguette
1 tsp sea salt
1 Tbs butter
Cheese of your choice (may I suggest a hard cheese such as Gouda or Cheddar, a semi soft such as bleu cheese, and a soft such as Brie)

Take your sourdough baguette and cut up into slices. Spread with butter and sprinkle with sea salt. Place slices in oven on broil until toasted. Place on large plate along with the other ingredients in their own little section. Be sure to include cute knives, tongs, or forks and take the cheese out of the fridge 30 minutes prior to serving for easier cutting. Serve and Enjoy! My favorite is to spread cheese on the apple or spread the cheese on the toast and top with a berry for each bite!

UPDATE: I just found this blog to have THANKFUL THURSDAYS as well. How fun! I guess I will not claim this to be an original idea.


  1. I'm glad you had a good time! I love blue cheese. Delicious!

  2. My oh my, I didn't know I needed to be a "gourmet chef" to blog about food.

    I find your blog delectably comfy to visit and for that dear Kasha; I am very thankful. (I'm also glad you're back:)

  3. I love a good cheese plate and fruit. yum! I am thankful for my husband's safe return. He went out of town (for a day trip). He got home late and tired, but he's home and that's all that matters.

    Glad you're back.

  4. Your cheese plate looks delicious!

    Your blog should be for you. I think if you put yourself into it (just be yourself) you will find your niche.


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