My Family has, to some degree, lost the traditions that I was familiar with as a little kid. This year we've been working overtime to bring back that wonderful holiday experience, and to make everything more relaxed and enjoyable and pretty than it ever was before. So often we get in a hurry, and don't take the time to really appreciate and expiriment.
So, my sister and I worked for a while on Wednesday into the am hours to make sure we had all of these special foods prepared. I used a lot of Ina Gartens recipes.
They were rich (the turkey and dressing and the gravy, and the very good date nut bread), and way better than the recipes I've made before (thanks Ina! :)).
I decorated the table with the dessert and some fruit.
My sister collects vintage china and glassware, so we hauled out a few pieces of her collection to use for dinner.
My favorite: good chocolate. These shiny little bits are the best chocolate covered dried cherries I've ever had.
~.~.~.~.~Happiest of Thanksgivings to you! ;)~.~.~.~.~