Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Chronicles 16:34 (NIV)
Members of the FPC family gathered together this Thanksgiving with members of the community to give thanks for the abundant blessings which God provides to all of us. Our celebration Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings was served on the afternoon of Thanksgiving, November 23rd from 2pm to 4pm, to a nice mix of church members and non members (50/50).
Very special thanks to Gail C. for three days of food prep, Teresa W. for getting things into place, Kathy A. for table setup, and Linda W., Lori C., and John H. for taking care of the aftermath. We are thankful for all you do, and love you lots.
As a bonus, many requests have been received for a copy of the recipe to the pea salad that we served. It has been included here. Enjoy!
SOUTHERN PEA SALAD
1 (16 ounce) package frozen sweet peas, thawed and uncooked (canned peas can be used but packaged frozen give superior texture and flavor)
2 eggs, hardboiled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onion, both white and green parts (could use regular onion – I used green)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (can use any kind of cheese, I used half jack/ half cheddar)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds or 1/2 cup celery, chopped (I used fresh chopped celery)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
Combine uncooked, thawed peas, (you can thaw the peas in the microwave and drain. I just left mine on the counter while I prepared everything else) eggs, onion, cheese, pepper, salt, garlic powder, celery seeds or celery and cayenne in a salad bowl. Mix in the mayonnaise and sour cream. Place in refrigerator for a couple of hours (tastes best if left overnight. Overnight helps tame the green onion in it.) Makes 6 to 8 servings. Enjoy.
(Note: You can also add tomatoes, green pepper, dill or sweet pickles, pimentos or water chestnuts (I think these would add a great texture to the salad), bacon or ham or both to this salad. This is one you can use your own imagination and make it to your liking…)