Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays. It’s a day that’s centered all around the most delicious food and spending time with wonderful friends and family members, so what’s not to love? Aunt Peggy and I spend most of the day working together to perfect our traditional Turkey Day feast. I love to serve both a ham and turkey, that way my guests are able to choose, and that way I know I’ll also have plenty for leftovers for the next day. (If you haven’t seen it already, check out some of my new Turkey Leftover recipes- y’all they are out of this world!) And my sweet Aunt Peggy makes her famous Giblet Gravy. We have the best time giving thanks and sampling all of the good food!
I always take special care when setting my Thanksgiving table to make sure that it is just as beautiful as the food that we share. What I love most about it is that it’s not hard to make a simply stunning centerpiece. All you need is a few crafts and a little know-how to make something so beautiful for all of your guests to enjoy. Learn how to get the look for yourself!
The Food: You didn’t think that I forgot the food did you? I always make sure I serve:
Deep Fried Turkey
Easy Yeast Rolls
Southern Cornbread Stuffing
Oyster Dressing (For Michael)
Green Beans and New Potatoes
Wayne’s Cranberry Sauce
Aunt Peggy’s Sweet Potato Souffle
Ol’ No. 7 Yams
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Giblet Gravy (A How-To article with recipe!)
Chocolate Pecan Pie
I have learned something new. It has been quite a while since I have been to a baby shower, and I am now prepared and up-to-date. I love the term "sprinkles" and it is nice to know that men are also invited to partake in the excitement! Thank you for a fun article!
kay buelvas in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 19, 2013 at 11:03 am
Wonderful ideas!!! Thank you so much for sharing this information about such a great occasion! Cindy, your ideas always helpful and creative.
Sandra in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 15, 2013 at 10:59 am
Everyone calls Paula dean because i cook for friends and family and they say i talk like Paula tho i am 71and never as pretty as Paula i want to be like Paula i love her and her family
normal maskell in The Great Party Challenge on June 12, 2013 at 10:11 am
Susan Lott is a great party planner! She has tons of great ideas that she needs to share with the online world. I have been begging her to start a Facebook page or Etsy account. The graduation gift that she made me was hand drawn with my name and different definitions for each letter. She framed it and I cherish it.....I also would have paid about $50 for it in a store. Thanks for sharing her idea but this idea is nothing compared to some of her other quick and money saving tips! You should hire her for your creative team!
Love you Susu!
Adrienne Hilliard in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 11, 2013 at 10:55 pm