Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

A Side Dish Named Desire

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Wild Mushroom Soup

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.

Winter Salad

Winter Salad

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

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.

Apple-Herb Stuffing

Apple-Herb Stuffing

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

Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

and so are mashed potatoes.  We like ours creamy, with a touch of garlic and fresh herbs.

Pretty Pumpkin Pie

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?

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Thanksgiving Time

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Fall Leaves

When all the leaves are off the boughs,
And nuts and apples gathered in,

Gathered Apples

And cornstalks waiting for the cows,
And pumpkins safe in barn and bin,

Pretty Pumpkins

Then Mother says, “My children dear,
The fields are brown, and autumn flies;

Autumn Flies

Thanksgiving Day is very near,
And we must make thanksgiving pies!
~ Author Unknown

Pie, Please…

Wishing you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving Day filled with joy and gratitude and of course, pie!

Thank You!

Photos via Pinterest,  French Essence, Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home and Rifle Paper

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

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!

Thankful

Words by Ralph Waldo Emerson and photos via Pinterest

Feeling Grateful…

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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

Suzani Shams and Coverlet

and setting the table…

Les Maisons Enchantees by Hermes

Les Maisons Enchantees by Hermes

Beautiful Bouquet by Ariella Chezar

Beautiful Bouquet by Ariella Chezar

Beverly Fleur Brown Place Cards

Beverly Fleur Brown Place Cards

Real Simple Illumination

Real Simple Illumination

wrapping gifts…

Nothing Like a Little Pre-Scent!

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

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

Charlotte Moss' Holiday Table

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Photo from House Beautiful