Thanksgiving Dinner from Kitchen to Table
"What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?"
Welcome your Thanksgiving Dinner guests before they even ring the doorbell with this holiday mat in a Harvest Theme.
First, Find Your Favorite Recipes!
Recipes remembered from the past, like grandma's best pumpkin pie recipe or mom's most used stuffing recipe are important ingredients to enjoying your family's traditional dishes.
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It includes the traditional ones we all expect for a Thanksgiving Day dinner, plus some brand new food creations that might surprise ~ and delight ~ your dinner guests.
"It took me three weeks to stuff the turkey. I stuffed it through the beak."
Get out the Turkey Roaster...
From simple to fancy to a turkey fryer, turkey roasters come in many sizes. I use a small one now, unless the family gathers once again! Stuff the 'bird', put it in your roaster pan, and let the appetizing aromas begin to drift through the house...
"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie."
The Rest of the Meal
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This beautiful 'turkey' plate features a design of a plump American turkey and is perfect for serving the Thanksgiving turkey dinner and for any holiday, fall or winter table. This beautiful dinner plate is made of earthenware in England by Spode, a company that is well known for quality dinnerware.
Traditional Thanksgiving Dessert - Pumpkin Pie
It seems as though pumpkin pie is the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner dessert, but mincemeat pie and pecan pie are also favorite choices. Many other kinds of desserts fit in with this holiday dinner too. What you serve probably depends on where you live and what your family tradition has been. For instance, my friend Sylvestermouse shares a favorite family recipe for pumpkin chiffon pie that she grew up with and uses to this day.
"Thanksgiving Dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not a coincidence."
After Dinner Cleanup
|Pumpkin Cotton Dishcloth|
Stay in the holiday mood right through the dish washing by using a practical cotton dishcloth in a fun 'pumpkin' color and shape. Hand-crocheted of 100% cotton yarn.
|Pumpkin Shaped Potholder|
Pumpkin washcloth/dish cloth is found in the Etsy Shop of Coastal Crochet Crafts. It also comes with a matching 'pumpkin-shaped' potholder - perfect kitchen helpers for your holiday meal preparations.
Invited out for Thanksgiving Dinner?
Need a Hostess Gift?
|Handmade Turkey-Design Beverage Coasters|
The design is created on plastic canvas using acrylic yarn in harvest colors. The turkey design is done in tans and browns with a touch of orange for the beak and legs. Turkey sits on a pretty yellow background. This handmade coaster set is available on Etsy at Coastal Crochet Crafts.
"You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out."
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Related Article: Our Thanksgiving Memories
(c) Originally published 11/3/2009. Updated 11/16/2016