Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Train Up Tuesday: Peanuts and Popcorn for Thanksgiving

If you are like me, you love the last quarter of the year for many reasons, one of those being the Charles Schulz Peanuts TV specials. No doubt you have seen “ A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”; it’s a classic, for sure. But have you seen the bonus cartoon “This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers”? If you have the DVD version, be sure that you don’t skip over it. If you don’t have it, it is scheduled to air on Thanksgiving day. What a great way to round out the day or to expose family members to our countries’ true founding (the cartoon is quite accurate in most things...but don’t forget, it IS a cartoon).

The original classic, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” is great, too. I remember watching it a few years ago wondering, “What kind of kooky meal is Snoopy, Charlie, & Linus coming up with? Toast, jelly beans and popcorn?” Do you know, it wasn’t until I watched it again this year and remembered, “Oh, yeah, popcorn is actually quite Thanksgivingy.” Let’s not forget, it was the native Americans who introduced this treat.

So, this Thanksgiving, consider popping in “Peanuts” on the TV and having some popcorn, too. Perhaps you could even strand some of the kernel goodness for table decor or a tree outside (to remind your neighbors, too)! :)

Have fun!



Glenda said...

We were just sitting down after dinner and I said let's see if we can find Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. I think I might make the meal he ate for AP when we watch it. Thanks Ashlie.

Ashlie Miller said...

Cute idea, Glenda!

HPS said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I missed "You're a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and can't wait for the Thanksgiving and Christmas one!