Threemanycooks has more readers than we could possibly have imagined in just two short months. (Thanks Ree Drummond–aka Pioneer Woman–for the warm web welcome.)
Given all our readers, however, there’s not nearly enough yakking! We suspect it’s because after you’ve read our long, carefully crafted responses (which we’ve heard you like) you think you need to respond in kind. Not so. And to prove how much we like short responses, we’re going to give you 140 characters (more or less) to complete the following sentiment, “I adore (or abhor) Thanksgiving because….”
Character count begins after “because…” and don’t worry about being Twitter precise because no one is really counting. For those who don’t use Twitter, 140 characters is basically just one long sentence.
Posting deadline is this Sunday, November 15th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time with winners announced by 6:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, November 16th. Winners will then e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with their shipping address.
The two best comments will receive a handsome Lindsay Olives holiday wreath (see photo above) made from olive, bay, and eucalyptus branches, shipped to you in time for Thanksgiving (as long as winners give us their street address and phone number by November 19th).
If you’re not one of the lucky winners, however, and would still like a wreath, they’re very reasonable—$30 for a 14-inch one, $35 for an 18-incher (plus shipping) with delivery until December 31, 2009. You can order at www.lindsayolives.com or call (800) 765-2029.
And here’s the best part: proceeds from wreath sales go to The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA), so not only are you getting (or giving) something beautiful, you’re also helping a worthy cause.
Let the responses (in the comments section below) begin!
I adore Thanksgiving because… without the commercialization of other holidays to distract from or pollute it, it is purely and completely a day to thank God for the multiplied blessings of the previous year and an opportunity to express that gratitude with one of His greatest blessings, my family.
Stephanie Spracale says
LOVE Thanksgiving!! The best part….the smells, oh my goodness, the smells! Does anything evoke more memories than the sense of smell? The food is delicious, make no mistake, but the aroma takes me back to all the wonderful memories of my parents cooking turkey and all of the amazing side dishes for what seemed like days! And now my own children are starting their traditions and they are reminded of their youth when they get that first whiff of the turkey roasting in the oven. What could be better than that?
Kelly Rud says
I adore Thanksgiving because…it is the least commercial holiday we celebrate. The day is all about family and food, taking comfort that Mom makes her fried corn, my sisters make broccoli casserole and potato salad, and I bring the sweet potatoes. No matter what else is going on, its a day for family!
i adore thanksgiving because…turkey-n-all-the-fixins is quite possibly the prettiest of all plated holiday dinners – deep, rich colors, great textures…an uber-awesome treat for the eyes, nose AND mouth! :o)
“I adore Thanksgiving because… It’s Christmas wihtout the stress of gift-buying, just good friends and good food.
I adore Thanksgiving because we never know if it will be the “Jerry Springer” holiday of the season. The last holiday to make the “Jerry Springer” list was Easter three years ago. Thank God we’ve had a few years of suspense, but no rumbles. This Thanksgiving looks promising……
It doesn’t have the pressure of Christmas, and is focused on the fantastic food.
Gaylor Kendra says
Wow , it’s Thanksgiving Day! I’m happy with my extra day off, and I am planning to doing something fun that will probably involve a bike ride and seeing something new in North Springfield I haven’t seen yet.
You write something new at Thanksgiving?