In the past week the #younameit (#unameit) challenge has been in full effect on social media, just in time for the Holidays. Thousands of videos that have been created, and it was even mentioned in our children's moment at church this past weekend when asked, "What's Grandma cooking for Thanksgiving?" It created such a stir that the subject of the challenge, Gospel Artist Shirley Caesar, decided to use it for the good by opening an online UNameIt shop which has a number of merchandise for sale with proceeds benefiting several great causes, including Haiti Relief and St. Judes Children's Research Hospital. As the chorus notes, "I got beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes,...you name it". As a vegetarian/vegan the list stops there as it can be an ordeal preparing meals during the holiday with family and loved ones. Thankfully our parents have adjusted with our dietary restrictions, and have been thoughtful in their preparation of meals with and without meat. Some of the treats we're looking forward to are collard greens, yams, yellow rice, green beans, black-eyed peas, and sweet potato pie. For a vegetarian/vegan this is more than enough to fill one's stomach. We're looking forward to the Holidays with our family, and no matter how you celebrate (with or without meat) we wish our readers blessings in the time with your family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Rhonda & Sharee Washington