Wild Mushroom Soup
Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving without turkey and this year, we’ll be roasting two given the size of the party. But we’re also mindful of our sides since there are a number of vegetarian family members coming – not to mention that adding a little green to a basically brown meal makes the spread that much more colorful.
This year, we’re trying a side we saw in the current issue of Traditional Home – a winter salad of roasted butternut squash with arugula, dates, dried cherries and Marcona almonds. It sounds so yummy and we love bitter arugula paired with sweet cherries and nutty almonds.
Roasted Brussels Sprouted with Honey and Bacon
One side you won’t find on our table is Brussels sprouts as our husbands aren’t fans but if we had our choice, we’d roast them with bacon and drizzle on some honey – again, the sweet/salty thing.
Now for the carbs – stuffing is a must (this one‘s made with French bread, apples and caramelized onions – great for breakfast the next day with a fried egg on top!)…
Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes
and so are mashed potatoes. We like ours creamy, with a touch of garlic and fresh herbs.
Pretty Pumpkin Pie
And we can’t forget the most important side (if dessert can be called a side) and one we dream about all year long – pumpkin pie. Our recipe is a light and airy chiffon!
It’s your turn to dish – what sides do you desire at Thanksgiving?
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When all the leaves are off the boughs,
And nuts and apples gathered in,
And cornstalks waiting for the cows,
And pumpkins safe in barn and bin,
Then Mother says, “My children dear,
The fields are brown, and autumn flies;
Thanksgiving Day is very near,
And we must make thanksgiving pies!
~ Author Unknown
Wishing you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving Day filled with joy and gratitude and of course, pie!
Photos via Pinterest, French Essence, Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home and Rifle Paper
For each new morning with its light
For rest and shelter of the night
For health and food
For love and friends
For everything Thy goodness sends.
We are truly thankful for each and every one of you and wish you and your families a wonderful day!
Words by Ralph Waldo Emerson and photos via Pinterest
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy Goodness sends.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
We’re making the beds….
Suzani Shams and Coverlet
and setting the table…
Les Maisons Enchantees by Hermes
Beautiful Bouquet by Ariella Chezar
Beverly Fleur Brown Place Cards
Real Simple Illumination
Nothing Like a Little Pre-Scent!
and feeling grateful!
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving…
Photos from Williams Sonoma Home, Hermes, Flower Magazine, Beverly Fleur Brown, Real Simple, Country Living and House Beautiful
The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway –
Thanksgiving comes again!
Charlotte Moss' Holiday Table
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Photo from House Beautiful