Monday, November 23, 2009

Just plain Monday before Thanksgiving…

We are going to be with friends and neighbors on Thanksgiving. Our family is up north. We celebrate the holidays before we head south. I miss everyone but what I miss most is cooking the meal. Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite and in past years I always had the dinner at my house. And the more the merrier!

I usually had 3 kinds of stuffing, 2 or 3 types of tea breads with cream cheese or butter, a relish tray, rutabagas, butternut squash, mashed potatoes, creamed onions and pies! We could hardly move after dinner.

I don’t do the turkey any more. I roast a chicken. Sometimes because it is just the 2 of us, I get bored with turkey leftovers so with the chicken I get the same holiday feeling. I only make 1 pie and 1 bread but the rest is still good. I like both kinds of cranberries – the sauce and the jelly.

Setting the table is one of the favorite parts of this holiday as well. I used to have my mother’s dishes but those I passed on to my niece. I probably won’t have time to polish the silver but you just never know.

Look for the table on Wednesday but I will give you just a peek!

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Maybe by Wednesday this horrible head cold will be better and I will be able to decide which flatware to use.



7 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carol, I hope you will be feeling much better. Your sneak peek looks exciting!

We are supposed to be with friends for Thanksgiving, too, but I don't know if we are going to be able to go because Mr. Magpie is recuperating from the flu. We were supposed to travel to NC, but I'm just not sure at this point. But if we're here, I'm going to make reservations at a super restaurant and let THEM do the cooking for us. LOL! ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Love the framed details of the holiday menu! Very elegant. And your banner is so festive!
Brenda

Sharon said...

Another beautiful post. I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. Sharon

Fifi Flowers said...

Those flowers are beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kate at Serendipity said...

Me too, Carol, I miss all the fuss and the cooking and the big family all around. Here in Belgium, it's a real challenge to even find the ingredients! But I've found a turkey (thanks to a helpful farmer and a wonderful butcher) and some cranberries and some mincemeat. We've invited neighbors and friends, but it's for Saturday.

I'm hoping you feel better by Thursday!

Claudia said...

That menu looks wonderful. I hope you feel better soon so you can really enjoy the Holiday!

xo
Claudia

Bill said...

Hi Carol,
Your menu sounds wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your table!

Hope you feel better very soon.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Bill

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