The staff at Delco Alarm Systems wishes you a happy Thanksgiving, filled with turkey, mashed potatoes, apple pie, family and friends.
As you gather around the Thanksgiving table to break bread and swap family stories, take stock of all you are thankful for. Perhaps your family has been blessed with a new baby or you’ve finally snagged that great job. Big life events are undoubtedly joyous. But even something as simple as watching a beautiful sunrise with a hot cup of coffee can be a reason to be grateful.
The real meaning of Thanksgiving
Each year we ask our staff what they are thankful for. Here are this year’s top 10:
- The Philadelphia Eagles – Go Birds!
- Peaceful moments
- The beach
- Old cars
- New grandson; new granddaughter
- Good health
- Summer garden tomatoes
- Fond memories
- Comfort food
- Old friends
Thanksgiving traditions differ for every family, whether it be watching a college football game or helping to prepare dinner. What makes it a tradition, however, is sharing the day with with loved ones. Some of the Delco Alarm family traditions include watching college football games, singing along – loudly – to “Alice’s Restaurant” while baking pies and running the local Turkey Trot 5K race.
We would be remiss if we didn’t admit that good food is something to look forward to each year. To that end,our Delco Alarm family would like to share some of the family-approved Thanksgiving recipes we have enjoyed through the years. Try them! We know you won’t be disappointed.
Here is a great turkey hack we learned from Martha Stewart. Amazingly, you can cook a turkey in a fraction of the time that it takes to roast a bird in the traditional method. A “spatchcocked” turkey is never dried out and gives you valuable oven time for pies, cakes and other sides.
Our family has banned canned cranberry sauce from our table for years. Here is great-grandma’s easy recipe for no-cook cranberry sauce that even the pickiest eater will enjoy:
- 1 16 ounce package of cranberries
- 1 cup of sugar
- An orange
- Wash the fruit, pick through the cranberries. Cut the orange in several pieces
- Place all ingredients into a food processor then pulse until chopped. Pour the contents into a bowl, cover then refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
And for dessert,we offer our favorite apple pie from the venerable “Joy of Cooking.”
One final reminder: if you are going to be away from home during the holidays, be sure to lock your windows and doors and set your security system before you leave. Delco Alarm Systems can also help you turn your home into a “smart home” making it easier to keep an eye on things while you are away.