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
Maple Butternut Squash
(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!