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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Savoring the Season



Thanksgiving 2012




Still savoring the warm colors of autumn 

for the remainder of November before 

embracing the transition into the Christmas Season.




Our Thanksgiving Table was 

a bounty of delicious, healthy delights.






The centerpiece was a melange of bittersweet,

 oversized ceramic acorns, a variety of real pumpkins, 

and a small turkey tureen all gathered together 

on an antique Chinese kitchen tray.  




Served buffet style, Thanksgiving Dinner was a 

casual evening shared with good friends.





Mild temperatures allowed for dining out on the terrace.  

The tables were simply dressed in autumn colors.




As has become tradition in our home, 

we pardoned the turkey!




 Smoked pheasant was the 

main course and star of our table.




But no southern Thanksgiving would 

be complete without a side of cornbread dressing.




Mushroom risotto was a favorite offering.

Click here for the recipe.




 Brussel Sprouts




Roasted Sweet Potatoes




 Black-eyed Peas




 Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad




Sweet Potato Pone




~ Dessert ~

A Medley of Mini Pies, 

Toffee Bites, and French Chocolate Truffles




Mary @ Home is Where the Boat Is

recently featured her beautiful mini pumpkin pies here.

She inspired me to make these 

and others for our Thanksgiving dinner.




Mini Apple Pies topped with a lattice crust 

were inspired from a post at Knit and Bake here.




Mini Pecan Pie Tarts

Recipe available here.


Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits @ Stone Gable

Mini pies are a great idea for serving a large group.

Guests can easily serve themselves and can 

also indulge their taste buds with just a bite of different flavors.



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