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.


Sunny Simple Sunday @ Sunny Simple Life
On the Menu Monday @ Stone Gable
Mosaic Monday @ Little Red House
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Tuesday Treasures My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday @ Kathe with an E
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Cowgirl Up @ Cedar Hill Ranch
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits @ Stone Gable
House and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Open house Friday @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Vintage Inspiration @ Common Ground
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm