10 days of thanksgiving: comfort food & drink


Over at Bliss Your Heart, we've been celebrating 10 days of Thanksgiving:  for 10 days, I’m sharing journaling prompts for reflections in gratitude.  These prompts can be used to add thoughts to your journal, or get out and use your camera (or camera phone) to capture, or sketch or draw, or even simply spend some quiet time with a cuppa just meditating.  My hope is that by the end of this time, we’ll all have created a body of work which reflects the bounty that we’ve discovered we have in our lives. 

Unfortunately, the Babble site is going through some difficult upgrades, and they've prohibited contributors from adding any new posts.  So at the request of some of the participants, for the next couple of days, I'll share the prompts here.  Once the Babble site is back up and available for new content, I'll go back over there.

Are you still with me?  Awesome.  Let’s go.

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Around this time of year, I'm always so amused by the updates in my various social media sites.  For the past few weeks or so, all over my Twitter stream and Facebook wall, friends have been writing that "the Pumpkin Spice Latte is finally at Starbucks again!"  I'm not actually a fan, but yet, I totally get their excitement:  there's something about the foods and drinks that we consume this time of year, isn't there?  And Pumpkin Spice Lattes are just the beginning:  in my world, there are Trinidadian foods like roast bake and buljol and macaroni pies, and English treats like mince pies.  And don't even get me started on the beverages:  there's hot chocolate with marshmallows, of course, but also coffees spiked with Kahlua, and ponche de crème, and even our own homemade celebration cocktail, the Santa's Slay.

Honestly, I think the food and drink might just be the best thing about this time of year.  And the best part?  There are no fat or calories in holiday foods.

No, really.

It's a scientific fact.

Day 6 prompt:

Today, take some time to reflect on your favourite foods and drinks around this time of year.  Think about your favourite foods to make, or your favourites that someone you love makes.  Write down why they're so important to you.

(And of course, bonus points if you actually make some of them today!)

Also, if you're willing to share, I'd love if you'd do so in the comments, below.  I'm always on the lookout for great new recipes.

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If you haven't been playing along, and would like to catch up, here are the previous days prompts:

Day 1:  HOME