The things that make a celebration stand out and feel special are the people, food, drink, decorations and table dressings. Setting the table can range from simple to extravagant. I personally prefer a simple table, but I drool over photos of elaborate tablescapes. Thanksgiving is the time to go just a little bit further when decorating the table since the dining table is the epicenter of the day's events. Above are some simple examples from around town. Check back each Tuesday in November for more options. Consider setting up the table the night before to eliminate last minute running around. Make a list of all the things you will need and review it a week in advance in case you need to make purchases. Include on your list: dishes (will you need bowls, salad plates, separate bread plates? Is your table large enough to fit all tableware?); flatware, including the basic place setting, plus other key pieces such as salad forks, soup spoons, dessert spoon, bread and butter knives; glassware, including water and wine glasses (red, white or both); serving pieces, including platters, bowls (shallow or deep), pitchers for water, decanters for wine, salt and pepper shakers, gravy boats and sauce bowls; serving utensils (large meat fork, slotted spoons, regular serving spoons, pie servers); and linens, including napkins.There is a lot to prepare for this special feast. This is why I prefer a simple tablescape. Let the planning begin! (Gina)
The love of food and how it can bring people together led to the creation of this blog. As a mother of two grown boys, who have left the nest and occasionally return, I noticed a common occurrence-- there is usually someone at home who is hungry.
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