That makes commenter #63, Misty P, the winner. Please email me your address, Misty.
Leave a comment below sharing something you are thankful for today and you'll be entered to win a drawing on Saturday for a copy of my book It's No Secret: Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know. If you've already read it, this copy would make a terrific gift for a girlfriend.
It would be great with a Christmas meal, or with roasted chicken any time of the year.
1 jar Williams-Sonoma organic butternut squash puree
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbs. all purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp orange extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup crushed vanilla wafers
1/2 cup melted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 425 F. In large bowl, combine the jar of puree, sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla, orange extract, salt, flour and melted butter. Pour into a small 4-6 cup casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until set.
In medium bowl combine crushed wafers, melted butter and brown sugar. Sprinkle over top of cooked casserole and return to oven to brown about 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!
To wrap up, let me restate one of the power verses from today's devotion. Psalm 107:1: "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." I found a touching poem that does that - could be read aloud as a Thanksgiving prayer. Try each reading a stanza around the table.
I Thank Thee
O Thou whose bounty fills my cup,
With every blessing meet!
I give Thee thanks for every drop—
The bitter and the sweet.
I praise Thee for the desert road,
And for the riverside;
For all Thy goodness hath bestowed,
And all Thy grace denied.
I thank Thee for both smile and frown,
And for the gain and loss;
I praise Thee for the future crown
And for the present cross.
I thank Thee for both wings of love
Which stirred my worldly nest;
And for the stormy clouds which drove
Me, trembling, to Thy breast.
I bless Thee for the glad increase,
And for the waning joy;
And for this strange, this settled peace
Which nothing can destroy.
~ Jane Crewdson (1860)
Thankful for my blessings both bitter and sweet.