In The Patch of Blue (Hill, G.L., 1932) Natalie had cocoa, toast and eggs after work. Her mom and sister saved their oranges from breakfast to eat with her.
My favorite quote from this book is, "God can do great things with people who are willing to let Him."
Two verses on which the story is based are:
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. Psalms 107:1 NIV and
How can we sing the Lord's song in a strange land? Psalms 137:4
Chris' family goes through many trials before he is able to give thanks for his problems.