November associates itself with Turkey, stuffing and cranberries! However, November also has a more common and hidden face as it is also Peanut Butter Lover’s Month. Those PB&Js are a traditional wonder, but if you are a lover of peanut butter, you will want to try these chocolate topped peanut butter bacon bars. Pattypie’s review gave them 4 out of 5 pies! Pattypie also teaches us how to make delicious bacon in the oven and the practical uses of parchment paper.
It’s National Adoption Awareness month with National Adoption Day being observed on the 23rd. You can read about one woman’s decision to choose foreign adoption in Naomi’s International Adoption – Why Aren’t You Adopting From Here?
Not only does November 4th mean there’s 50 days until you wake up and it’s Christmas morn, the tomb of King Tutankhamen was discovered on this day in 1922. If you don’t have time to google, or even if you are already an expert on the young King of Egypt; you can easily celebrate the moment by watching and dancing along with this educational video.
The 11th is important, as we honor those who served our country’s Armed Forces on Veterans’ Day. What do you do to show your respect to our Veterans?
The 11th is also Young Reader’s Day. Children books are recommended and discussed in a post written by Jennie several years back titled, Childhood Favorites.
We gather to eat and be grateful this Thanksgiving on the 28th. What is your favorite part of the day? I love waking up to watch the Macy’s parade. I enjoy the clips of olden parades interspersed with the present. Then there’s the preparation and eating of the meal! Do you have one particular food that you cannot wait to taste? In the spirit of the holiday, Emil shares his knowledge and gift of poetry in our IW Classic of the month The First Thanksgiving.
There are still a few of us around who remember a time when President Franklin D. Roosevelt decided that the great fall holiday should be celebrated one week earlier. Some felt that he was only catering to retail merchants who wanted a longer Christmas shopping season. Many people disliked the idea. They refused to celebrate “Franksgiving” (as the President’s political enemies loved to call it), and continued to enjoy their feast of turkey, breadcrumb stuffing, sweet and mashed potatoes, cranberries, pumpkin pie, and assorted other goodies on the traditional day. Two years later FDR admitted that he had made a mistake and signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day.
Wishing the Black Friday shoppers the best of luck. May your carts be full and your savings be big!
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We would also like to give a shout out to everyone with a birthday or anniversary this month! Let us know in the comment section below so we can celebrate with you. Grab your coffee, tea or wine and feel free to use this thread for open discussion.
Lily Doe has written for ImperfectWomen.com since 2009. She has never been shy about sharing her opinion and enjoys writing on a variety of topics. Her life’s focus is sharing good times with family and friends.