This week one of my students remarked to me that he thought that within 30 years there would be no more Thanksgiving holiday celebrations. When I asked him why, he said that it seemed to him that people are losing their focus on taking time to celebrate anything and just want to hit the stores and shop and that families were getting to where they just don't want to go to all the fuss and bother to plan a big meal and all. I will have to admit, I have done quite a bit of thinking about what he said, and while I think there will always be people who cherish the day and all it means, I think he may have a point. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite times of the year, and Lord knows we all have a lot to be thankful for!
Some time ago, I received a really nice letter from Rosemary Jordan in Evensville, and she sent in two delicious-sounding recipes to share, and I am happy to have them as I plan to try them both this week! I am including them this week along with other diabetic recipes just in time for holiday meal planning. Since my mother and sister were both diabetic, I know first hand what a challenge it can be to find tasty recipes, especially for the holidays. The other alternative is just to ignore diabetic needs, but this day and time with so many good recipes available, there is simply no reason whatsoever that healthy and delicious diabetic recipes cannot be included in the menu. Mrs. Jordan, and many others I am sure, would like to know of a really good diabetic cookbook. If any of you know of one that you could recommend, I would be delighted to pass the information along to our readers, and I know we would all appreciate knowing. Even if you are not diabetic, chances are you know someone who is or someone who needs to limit sugar intake who would benefit. As the Thanksgiving season draws nearer, let us all be thankful of our blessings which are many.
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