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Have Fun with your Children this Thanksgiving

We are reposting an older Thanksgiving post. From 2020 but sadly, current today. I did hope to find one with activities; I know you like that.

One idea, right up front: find out the difference between the Pilgrims and the Puritans. And search to find a televised parade from Plymouth. It may be this weekend rather than next. Pilgrims would be a great theme for lessons and artwork and play.

Have fun this holiday. Do things with your children.  It IS important, more important than your job ,career or your activism;  it is your most important ministry.

Btw, they are not “kids.”  That was a term that was once considered to be endearing, saying how children act like little goats. Do not curse them in that way. Say: children.

Our whole culture needs to repent and start valuing children. So obvious. Will happen. The sooner the better. Turning the hearts of the parents to the children and the heart of the children to the parents.

Btw, you may enjoy the *Chosen* series. You can watch this free in one way or another. I just saw Matthew going to reconcile with his father, after hearing Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Touching. But that was beginning Season 3 and Season 4 is coming out. Enjoy.

Things to Do With the Children for the Holidays

Our “things to do with the kids” this summer was so popular that I’ve done one for the holidays. Go, have fun. You will be making good memories.

Holiday Ideas for Healthy Happy Family

Great ideas for your holidays. Plan ahead. And haha, so did I. Here is an early post for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Here is the recipe:

1/2 cup heavy cream plus additional, for brushing scones
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar plus additional, for sprinkling scones
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon double acting baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut into bits
3/4 cup blueberries, picked over

In a bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of the cream, the egg, and the vanilla.

Into a bowl sift together the flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the butter and blend the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.

Gently stir in the blueberries and add the cream mixture with a fork until the mixture forms a sticky but manageable dough.

Knead the dough gently on a lightly floured surface for 30 seconds, pat it into a 3/4-inch-thick round, and cut out 12 wedges or, using a 3-inch cutter, cut out rounds. Transfer the wedges to a lightly greased baking sheet, brush them with the additional cream, and sprinkle them with the additional sugar.

Bake the scones in the middle of a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or until they are golden.

(Thanks to http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/288/Blueberry_Cream_Scones47201.shtml because I couldn’t find my friend’s recipe. This is good.)

Please put your favorite holiday recipe below!