Saturday, October 19, 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner

Between my pies cooling and basting my turkey, I took a few photos of our Thanksgiving table. It was a wet, rainy Saturday and therefore the perfect weather to be inside a warm kitchen.

Sage Butter Basted Turkey with Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce and Giblet Gravy
Sausage, Apple and Walnut Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Maple Butternut Squash
Broccoli Bake
(This staple is Ryan's favorite, and something my mother in law brings just for him - I can't make it as well... I'm getting better, but it's still not the same.)

And for dessert I made Pumpkin Pie with Maple Cream and Apple Pie a la Mode.

As my family celebrated on Thanksgiving weekend, it was just Ryan's parents, my sister-in-law, and his two grandmas that came.

I thought purple and yellow seemed like a pretty fall combination. The arrangement is very whimsical with Sunflowers, Cabbage, Willow and even some Pine Cones and Lavender from the garden. Once we sat down for dinner, I moved it to the coffee table. It's nice to be able to see everyone at the table.

I kept the place settings simple with my vintage cutlery, linen napkins, and a white gourd.

I picked out this table cloth at Homesense for $15. It's a Ralph Lauren and it's nice and thick. Someone in my family will comment on all the color going on, I know it. I don't usually stray far from classic white or neutral table linens.

You can see that above my door there is a lovely dark spot waiting to be painted. This past week was fire safety week at school. With Willen's help, we replaced all of our smoke detectors and moved them to more optimal locations. We also replaced our carbon monoxide and natural gas detectors. We even came up with an emergency evacuation plan and picked a meeting place safely away from the house.

It was a lovely evening. I think the pie was my favorite. This year I used a real pumpkin and made my own puree. It's not quite perfect. I need to alter the spices to my taste. But it was still delicious, and the texture was perfect!


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  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Your table scape is lovely!Sounds like a wonderful evening!

  3. This looks lovely Maria and in between doing all these Thanksgiving preparations even had all day Friday to help your poor mom who had the flu and what a beautiful job you did on the church arrangements...thanks again ~

  4. Everything looks beautiful, and the menu sounds delicious! Just perfect.

  5. Everything looks so have exquisite taste!
    Also, I just have to comment that I love your curtains!

  6. Your Thanksgiving table looks very pretty. How wise it is of you to work on the fire plan and include your young guy. Belated Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you.

  7. Hi Maria! I just discovered your blog (I can't remember if it was through "Keeping it Cozy" or "Blissfully Content"), but I just wanted to say hello and how much I enjoy your decorating style. Wishing you a blessed Canadian Thanksgiving!

  8. Thank you Maria for a wonderful evening!!! Everything was perfect.

  9. Beautiful table Maria! And the menu...yum! Please share some recipes!!! :)


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