Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Blessing Mix

I made this last Thanksgiving and put 1 cup of mix into a clear cellophane baggie and tied it with a fall ribbon. I attached the saying (at the bottom of this post) and placed a baggie at each place setting.

In large bowl, mix:
2 cups bugles
2 cups small pretzels
1 cup candy corn
1 cup craisins
1 cup peanuts
1 cup M & M's
Hershey's Kisses (1 per bag)

Attach the following:

Thanksgiving Blessing Mix

Bugles are shaped like a cornucopia or horn of plenty, a sign of our nation's abundance.
Pretzels look like arms folded in prayer, a freedom we should never take for granted.
Candy corn reminds us of the sacrifice of the pilgrims. During the first winter, food was so scarce, they survived on just a few kernels of corn each day.
Nuts and seeds are a promise of a future harvest which we can only reap if seeds are planted and tended with diligence.
Dried fruits are harvest gifts from a bountiful land.
M & M's remind us of the memories of those who came before us.
A Hershey Kiss symbolizes the love of family and friends that sweetens our lives.

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