Thanksgiving Miracle

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, you will achieve” ~ W. Clement Stone

I did it!!!

You know, maybe I haven’t been giving myself enough credit. All of this time I’ve told everyone they can do anything they set their mind to, I’ve been telling myself I’m a horrible cook. Yet just today I turned out a delicious meal for Thanksgiving!

I seasoned the ham with pineapple and brown sugar, made the deviled eggs from scratch and prepared the other items, and we seriously pigged out! I think I shall take some paper plates and make frozen dinners for another time, cause man, this was so good!

After the ham finished cooking and I assembled Katie’s plate, I just stood there in amazement at my accomplishment.

It was beautiful!

It was delicious! Katie and I have eaten so much tonight!

I am so proud of the fact that I managed to cook this meal without killing someone, a meal that tasted good and was healthy. This is the first holiday meal I have cooked in years, preferring instead to go to friend’s homes or get take out instead of cooking.

You see, I’ve made folks ill with my cooking in the past. Heck, I cracked one of my own teeth on my cooking once!

Something has changed, and that something is me. I am learning, I am growing and becoming something that I previously thought impossible.

I can cook.

To me, this is a miracle, and a reminder that I need to stop selling myself short. Instead of saying I can’t cook, I need to start saying I can.

So whenever I dog my culinary skills, will you remind me of this meal?

Well, I am so full I do believe that I am going to rest for a while. I hope everyone had a holiday as wonderful as we did here.



Thank you so much for your help during my current challenge. You are awesome!

5 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Miracle

  1. Life Miner

    “I need to stop selling myself short”

    How true a statement is that? Everyday we sell ourselves short. We let our fears stop us from living life to fullfillment. We should be the last people limiting ourselves.

    By the way, those deviled eggs look awesome!

    1. Annie Post author

      They were delicious!

      And you are very right, all of us sell ourselves short. Just the other day I read a book my Mike Dooley himself, making fun of the fact that he is a slow reader, and I have been convinced I could not cook for years…

      We can do anything. We just have to believe we can!

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  3. Freedom

    Congrats on cooking a wonderful meal. That plate of food looks delicious. It feels good to say “I can cook.” My wife always used to tell me she couldn’t cook. Then we worked together finding some recipes and practicing, and now she’s a great cook. I think 95% of it is the attitude, and it looks like you went into it with the right attitude.


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