Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Harvest Mix

The kids and I planned and bought some ingredients for a...
Thanksgiving Harvest Mix

I got the idea here
And then tweaked it a bit
Here are the ingredients for our mix:

Bugles: A cornucopia of blessings and
a thankful heart for all of God's abundant blessings

Candy Corn: The sacrifice of the Pilgrims first winter.
Food was so scarce that settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn a day.

Craisins: Representing nuts and berries
the Pilgrims gathered in the new land.

Pumpkin Seeds: Promise of a future harvest,
one we will reap only if seeds are planted and tended with diligence.

Pretzels: Arms folded in prayer,
a freedom sought by those who founded our country.

Chocolate Chips: Sweet times spent with family and friends.

(Based on a recipe by Cynthia Townley Ewer)

We are planning to take our Harvest mix on a fun little nature hike over the holidays.

Hopefully it will be a good opportunity to cultivate attitudes of gratitude.


Leah in Iowa said...

This looks delicious! I love that each ingredient stands for something, too. And the holders - so so cute! =)

Thanks for taking part in the "Giving Thanks" challenge this month. Your list is wonderful - we've got a lot in common I think.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Denise said...

yummy! i want some.
what a great idea.
where'd you get that interesting colored candy corn?

Linda Z said...

I've really loved the challenge, Leah! Thanks for starting it and thanks for stopping by!!

Denise... I think I got the candy corn at WalMart. I thought it was neat cause it looks like Indian Corn.

Rob, Kelly, and Bennett said...

Sounds like you have such sweet times with your boys. I look forward to more of those as Bennett-and later Elodie- get older.

Loved the birthday photos. You seriously don't look your age!

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