Counting my blessings...

This week is turning out to be filled with blessings.

Being the Featured Blogger on SITS yesterday had to be one of the best days for me as a blogger.   Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that my little blog would receive so many visitors and comments.  It was a day I won't soon forget. 

An even bigger blessing has to be my health.  Finally, after 4 long weeks of struggling with my asthma, it seems my new medicine is working wonders.  Best of all, I am starting to feel like my old self.  I had almost forgotten what that felt like. 

And today we received a bountiful blessing.  One of Hubby's cousins delivered 3 bags filled with chayotes, granadas (pomegranates), limas and pumpkins that were harvested on his farm. I've been craving pumpkins since the beginning of Fall, but haven't found any in town.  I've got big plans for this little pumpkin.    

This is just a sampling of what we received.  
What are you thankful for today?

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26 comments:

  1. Mmm... Leslie, do you ever make calabaza endulzada? My mom makes that with pumpkins and its delicious!

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  2. MAMA OF 4: Yes! Calabaza enmielada is one of the first things I make when I find pumpkin! :)

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  3. I had to think hard about this one today. I am thankful I got to sleep in a bit today. :)

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  4. i'm thankful for this whole new spanish-american world that has opened up to me... this new chapter in my life is just starting and it amazes me everyday in many ways.... grateful that my mind can be expanded in ways that i never knew would be available to me.... so interesting....

    amber h from charlotte, nc

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  5. I'm gld your health issues are improving! There's nothing better than feeling 100% :)

    Can't wait to see what you're gonna do with the gourds & whatnot

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  6. I must say that today I am thankful for my marriage. It is my 5 year anniversary today and I am thankful that we are sticking it out.

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  7. Today I'm thankful that I'm breathing. I sure want to keep breathing so that I can keep trying out your recipes. Tee Hee;)
    I just lost an exercise buddy and she was in such good health and just like that she was gone, an aneurysm. So I count my lucky stars to be married to the man I am married to, that I'm alive and hopefully well and of course I thank God for that. Have a great weekend. I love all the stuff you got. I have pomegrante trees (2) way out in the back and they have a couple of them on the tree. Take care.

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  8. A few years ago we came back from an extended trip to the States. Our yard was inundated with chayotes - literally hundreds of them. At the time we really didn't know what they were. We distributed them to many neighbors; and of course tried some ourselves - now we are hooked and they have not come back. They are available here however ;-)

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  9. What CAN you do with chayotes? Only ever saw them boiled with "creama" and/or queso. Cajuns stuff "mirlitons" with crawfish, shrimp and bread...

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  10. congrats on being featured on SITS-you deserve it!

    great looking produce!!!

    i am thankful that on the eve of my 56th birthday i am healthy as can be, that my niece who almost died last week from a botched hysterectomy is doing much better and that i have a loving family and and many friends. i'm grateful for every day that i wake up and i try to make the best of each and every day.

    saludos,

    teresa in lake stevens

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  11. I missed your big day yesterday. In fact, I have been away from my blog list for almost three days. Congratulations! Isn't it great to be part of a community?

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  12. So glad you are feeling better. The produce looks delicious. Enjoy.

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  13. I saw your granadas and couldn't help to crave for chiles en nogada... do you have the recipe for those??? if you don't let me know and I will be happy to share it for your cooking blog - it is the most amazing combination of flavors. Enjoy your weekend!

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  14. Congrats on being featured on SITS!!! I'm a SITS member too!!! I'm visting via LBS ... what a wonderful blog you have ~ Your post today was most touching, I'm your newest follower.

    Every day I count my blessings that I am still here and getting stronger each day, so that one day I will be able to help others.


    Pop over for a visit if you have a chance;

    www.attitudeIVlife.blogspot.com

    XO HHL

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  15. I'm stopping by late from SITS. I'm glad you enjoyed your special day. I had mine a few months ago. It was overwhelming, but so much fun to read all of the comments.

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  16. I'm also happy to hear that your health is improving :)

    Enjoy the basket of goodies--I love pumpkin anything and this time of year I love to dust off the ol' cookbooks and experiment in the kitchen.

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  17. I'm so glad you got to be the SITS blogger!! I love your blog and I'm so glad you got such a boost in traffic!!

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  18. Congrats on your SITS day!!!
    I live in Costa Rica and also blog about living there. Hooray for us living abroad and raising our kids there too!!!

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  19. Just checking my comments to see if they work! :)

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  20. Stopping by late from SITS. Hope you had a great SITS day! I LOVE your blog's design.

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  21. Just discovered your lovely blog at LBS Tea Social. I've enjoyed visiting your blog, and reading about the blessings in your life. Glad to meet you!

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  22. Glad you are feeling better and cannot wait to see the pics of your creations:)

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  23. Congratulations on your SITS day - although I am a little late to the party! I am always trying to catch up; I never want to miss a featured blogger. Your photographs are beautiful. I LOVE Mexican food (but, sadly am not not much of a cook) so I will have to check out your food blog too. Nice to "meet" you!
    Best,
    Colleen

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