Tuesday, November 26, 2013

5 Kernels of Corn - A Thanksgiving Tradition

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A couple of years ago, I shared with you our favorite Thanksgiving Traditions.  While all of those traditions are meaningful to us, none drew as much response as the tradition of the five kernels of corn.

First, if you don't know the significance of those five little kernels of corn, it's important that you do.  During the second winter, the Pilgrims' food supplies were so low that it is said that they survived on merely five little kernels of corn a day.  For us, it really puts into perspective how blessed we are and the bounty of our home's table.

So, the biggest question?  What do you do with the five kernels of corn?

Answer:  We leave them on the plate.  (Of course we use edible sweet corn, not popping corn! :) 

We serve our meal on top of those five little kernels.  As we eat our meal, you will find one from time to time.  It is yet another reminder throughout your meal of the many blessings you and your family have received throughout the year.

Happy Thanksgiving,


  1. hello:) i have just stumbled onto your blog and absolutely love it! there are few other places to find such an abundance of good wholesome (and soaked or sprouted) baking! i was wondering what kind of flour you use? where do you get it? thanks!

  2. Hi Brin! So glad you love what you see here! I do sprout and grind my own flour (by far the most cost effective and nutritious way if you have the equipment to do it) but I am sure there are places to purchase sprouted flour. I purchase my organic grains at my local food co-op so that would be the first place I would recommend if you are fortunate enough to have access to one.

    Hope that helps! Feel free to let me know if you need anything else. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Wow, thank you for replying so quick! Maybe I will give making my own flour a try... currently I use the arrowhead mills sprouted flour and that actually works really well... it's just that your bakery products look so much more light and fluffy! Oh and I made your mock kings hawaiian dinner rolls today to have for thanksgiving tommorow! They're in the fridge right now for their second rise, and they look absolutely lovely:) Happy Thanksgiving to you too, and I will be back if I have any other questions!