Recipe: Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Recipe - Spicy Pumpkin Soup

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SPICY PUMPKIN SOUP

Ingredients

2 whole pumpkins

1 quart chicken or vegetable stock

1/2 cup heavy cream

Salt to taste

Sour Cream

2 tsps. chipotle powder

A dash of ancho chili powder

Pumpkin seeds or croutons

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Place pumpkins on cookie sheet, and roast until soft.
  3. Once cooled, slice in half and scoop out seeds and pulp.
  4. Scoop out flesh in a bowl and set aside.
  5. In a pot, heat pumpkin flesh with stock and chili powders until simmering.
  6. Puree using immersion blender or food processor until smooth.
  7. Add cream and blend again.
  8. Serve hot in hollowed-out pumpkin for an extra festive flair.
  9. Top with a dollop of sour cream, garnish with pumpkin seeds or croutons.

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Original recipe compliments of Public Service of Oklahoma Tips here

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

A Thanksgiving Prayer and a Blessing from My House to Yours!

ThanksgivingPrayer

God bless you p1I love Thanksgiving as a holiday and a time to be with family and friends. What if on this day you spent one where there were no prayers offered, no thanks to God for his bountiful blessings upon us and our families, and no mention of His Son Jesus who left His heavenly estate to come and rescue us?

In the midst of all the preparations, let us all try to remember what is really important. Remember to the best of your ability to comprehend what love and grace and humility and compassion He modeled as an example to us all!

This year as I send greetings to you and your household, this is my simple reminder to make conscious efforts to keep Him as the center of all your holidays. Take some time to read scripture aloud and pray together with your gathering.

Come to Him with gladness and Thanksgiving and take time to remember all that He has done for you throughout the year.

Look to Him for answers to problems big and small.

May His love p2

Spend time in prayer and praise because it is invigorating and life changing for you and a sweet savor to Him as our prayers are instantly with Him in the throne room.Thank Him for life and sustenance daily. Serve Him with joy and gladness.  Love Him with all of your heart. May our lives be a testimony to each other of this way of living and loving Him and each other too.

May you experience a very special warmth as you serve and know the delight of His smile and the touch of His covering and the breath of the Holy Spirit moving on your behalf in delightful and unanticipated ways!

And His light p3

Blessings from my house to yours,
Sandie

Special thanks to American Greetings for animated cards with a Christian message. These photos are compliments of this specific animation if you want to send online to friends via their website.

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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[originally posted 2009 here]

Thanksgiving Celebrations are about Thanking God and Celebrating with Family!

Why we celebrate Thanksgiving~

We take time to thank God for His gift of life and for His Son Jesus, for friends and family and all that He has so graciously bestowed upon us.  Praise His Holy Name!

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What the Dictionary says about Thanksgiving:

thanksgiving |ˌθa ng ksˈgivi ng |noun

1 the expression of gratitude, esp. to God : he offered prayers in thanksgiving for his safe arrival |
he described the service as a thanksgiving.
2 ( Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day) (in North America) an annual national holiday marked by religious
observances and a traditional meal including turkey. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated
by the Pilgrims in 1621, and is held in the U.S. on the fourth Thursday in November.
A similar holiday is  held in Canada, usually on the second Monday in October.

A Thanksgiving Prayer

…and a blessing from my house to yours


ThanksgivingPrayer

God bless you p1I love Thanksgiving as a holiday and a time to be with family and friends. What if on this day you spent one where there were no prayers offered, no thanks to God for his bountiful blessings upon us and our families, and no mention of His Son Jesus who left His heavenly estate to come and rescue us.

In the midst of all the preparations, let us all try to remember what is really important. Remember to the best of your ability to comprehend what love and grace and humility and compassion He modeled as an example to us all!

This year as I send greetings to you and your household, this is my simple reminder to make conscious efforts to keep Him as the center of all your holidays. Take some time to read scripture aloud and pray together with your gathering.

Come to Him with gladness and Thanksgiving and take time to remember all that He has done for you throughout the year.

Look to Him for answers to problems big and small.

May His love p2

Spend time in prayer and praise because it is invigorating and life changing for you and a sweet savor to Him as our prayers are instantly with Him in the throne room.Thank Him for life and sustenance daily. Serve Him with joy and gladness.  Love Him with all of your heart. May our lives be a testimony to each other of this way of living and loving Him and each other too.

May you experience a very special warmth as you serve and know the delight of His smile and the touch of His covering and the breath of the Holy Spirit moving on your behalf in delightful and unanticipated ways!

Blessings from my house to yours,
SandieAnd His light p3

Special thanks to American Greetings for animated cards with a Christian message. These photos are compliments of this specific animation if you want to send online to friends via their website.

Sandra Crosnoe - Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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