With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I teamed up with some very talented bloggers and we are sharing some of our best Thanksgiving recipes! These are the recipes we prepare and serve at our own Thanksgiving dinners. So they are tried and true and delicious. We have appetizers, a salad, a vegetable dish, a turkey, side dishes, a drink, and desserts.
The bloggers that I am joining today are Janine from Happy Happy Nester, Ashley from Modern Glam, Rhonda from Hallstrom Home and Becky from Becky’s Farmhouse. Be sure to read about the Giveaway at the bottom of this blog post!
The first time we smoked a Thanksgiving turkey was about ten years ago. I was a bit skeptical that about smoking the turkey when we were hosting twenty people for a very traditional Thanksgiving dinner. So to be safe, I cooked one 25 lb. turkey in the Big Green Egg and another 25 lb. turkey in the oven. Just in case the smoked turkey wasn’t good, I wanted a fallback plan.
It turned out the smoked turkey was so delicious we barely ate any of the turkey we baked in the oven.
Holiday traditions are one of my most favorite things I love about our family. We have a lot of traditions and every single one of us is adamant about honoring these traditions every year. Last year we added a new tradition. And it is called Pie for Breakfast.
I am so happy to be partnering with Portmeirion to create this beautiful table for this blog post.
Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday and I have always felt the more, the merrier. But what do you do when you are feeding a crowd? It’s not hard to put two turkeys in the oven, but the secret to setting a large table is to use your space wisely and mix and match your china.
I am partnering with Portmeirion to show you how you can mix and match china patterns to serve a large crowd for Thanksgiving.
So where do you start? First, you need to decide on how the food will be served. If you are tight on space then you will need to serve a buffet. Next, take an inventory of the china and everyday dishes you have. Since we are going to mix and match don’t even try to match everything. Also, decide if you want a salad plate. If not, that will help to keep it simple.
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and my table is almost set. I know you are surprised since I love to set tables in my dining room. But I am almost done. I still have to decide on the china pattern and I need to plan out my flowers.
I think one way you can personalize your table is by making your place cards. So I had some fun today and created a few options.
I love the color of cranberries and thought they might add a lot of color to a table.
Using a piece of floral wire I strung the berries and then made a small tassel out of some of my Target Dollar Spot twine. This is my version of the popular wooden beads for your home made out of cranberries instead.