A potholder from a homeless man

A Potholder from a homeless man

I was involved in a feeding program for the homeless community in downtown Dallas for one semester during college.  Each week we would meet a pastor who would drive 30 miles one way with donated food from local fast food restaurants.  Each week we would spend time getting to know the people who came for a meal.

On my first day, I met a man named Charles.  He was middle aged and great at crocheting things.  The following week, I decided to bring  him some yarn.  As a college student it wasn’t much, but I thought it would be nice for him to have more supplies to make items with.

On one of my next visits I was given a gift from my friend.  A potholder.  That potholder has been in my kitchen since 1998.  It reminds me that someone who had nothing, gave a gift from the heart out of what little he had.

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Thanksgiving made Easy with a HoneyBaked Holiday

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It’s no secret that I’m not the best cook or maybe it’s that I don’t really enjoy cooking to begin with. The holidays can get so busy that we get so stressed out and begin to lose site of the WHY behind them.

Thanksgiving is a time where we give thanks and I’m THANKFUL that there are options that make the meal easier and take away the stress.

A Thanksgiving meal from HoneyBaked Ham is a great alternative to fighting lines in the grocery stores and spending your whole day cooking. The best part is that you still serve a high quality meal to your guests that tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen.

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I picked out 2 sides, a ham, smoked turkey, and pecan pie from the HoneyBaked Store in Florence, KY.

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You’ve heard about HoneyBaked Ham but did you know that they also have turkey?

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We ordered the smoked turkey that was delicious. Between the turkey and the ham everyone was happy.

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HoneyBaked Ham also offers simple serve sides that you can warm in the microwave or in the oven.

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The meat is precooked which gives you the option to warm it up before serving and also sneak in a few pieces for test tasting purposes.

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My boys both tried the pecan pie for the 1st time and LOVED it which meant that all of us had to split the leftover two pieces the following day.

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The best part about a Thanksgiving Meal from HoneyBaked Ham is that you spend less time cooking and more time with family.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation with HoneyBaked brand. All opinions and experiences expressed are 100% my own and my families.