Our Thanksgiving Menu

Our Thanksgiving Menu

Now that Halloween has passed, I don’t feel so bad about getting busy planning for Thanksgiving!  The recent issue of Food & Wine magazine has me giddy to get cooking!  In our family, we typically visit my husband’s sister and her family in the early part of the day and then go to my parents’ house, but I always like to contribute to the meal at both get-togethers.

At my parents’ house, we have fallen into a pretty comfortable Thanksgiving menu, that I’ve listed below, and I try to add something new to the mix.

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A Thanksgiving Table

A Thanksgiving Table

With Thanksgiving drawing near, I’ve been thinking about gathering around the table and enjoying my family and all the homemade food and dessert that Thanksgiving brings.   This year, we’re still not sure who is hosting, but I would be happy to have everyone over here:)    I started playing around with tablescapes this weekend and liked this simple one.  I typically go for warmer colors for Thanksgiving, so this is a nice departure for me.  I think I’d like to add some tall glass candlestick holders (or votives) and white candles, but I’m still looking for those.  I used our wedding china (Ralph Lauren),

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Thanksgiving DIY {Pinecone Place Cards}

Thanksgiving DIY {Pinecone Place Cards}

After Halloween passes, I immediately start thinking of Thanksgiving and even have my eye on Christmas!  Okay, I don’t even wait for Halloween to pass before getting excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Can you relate?  Seeing these holiday catalogs in my mailbox makes me giddy!  I’ve already torn out some images for future decor ideas.  The holidays are my most favorite time of the year.   I’m the kind of girl who always feels thankful (for family, for my healthy and happy baby, for close girlfriends, for my health, for being able to be a SAHM, for my home,

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