It's easy to get bogged down with work, to-do lists, traffic, and whatever daily frustrations occur but it is nice that this holiday brings people together to focus on the good. We should always be on our best behavior and reminding ourselves of what we are thankful for but hey, we're all human!
I plan on cooking up a storm in the next couple of days and on the menu so far: crab artichoke dip, baked sausage with apricot jam (a la Rachel Zoe's "The Rachel Zoe Project"), citrus cranberry sauce, stuff'n muffins, corn, mashed potatoes, gravy, blackberry cobbler that I made here with vanilla ice cream...NOT to mention the other food items our guests will be bringing over! Needless to say if you do not hear from me in the next few days it is because I will be sleeping from my tryptophan induced food comma :)
Speaking of this wonderful day coming up...can you believe that Black Friday is starting on Thursday night?!! I will not be participating but for all those who will brave the cold for a good sale...good luck!
I love the idea of a rustic table runner. Who said you have to have flowers as a center piece? Try going au naturale, it adds a nice touch.
*image from cookincanuck
one of my favorite side dishes
here is another alternative to having a floral centerpiece
serve dinner in style with this le creuset trivet
this isn't edible...but how cute is this kielmead mistletoe necklace?!