For the past six years our Thanksgiving coverage has always included You’re Invited, a post featuring a menu, tabletop, and decor that made up my idea of the perfect holiday setup for that November. This year things are changing up, and I really hope you enjoy it as much as you’ve liked the turkey posts of the past! I’ll still be sharing Thanksgiving tabletop and decor ideas in a later post, but this one is for those of you missing bits of a menu, inspiration for what to take to the potluck you’ve been invited to, or ultimately planning an entire meal if you’re playing host next Thursday. (I like to call it Choose Your Own Adventure after the popular book series.) Follow the prompts to create your own perfect meal – my suggestions are based on 10 to 12 dinner guests so adjust accordingly!
Row 1: Baked Goat Cheese Balls // Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers // Charred Corn Sweet Pepper Crostini Row 2: Cranberry Salsa // Feta Spinach Stuffed French Bread // Fried Brussels sprouts with Lemon-Chive Dipping Sauce Row 3: Gruyere, Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Bites // Mini Cheese Ball Truffles // Pumpkin Queso
Row 1: Apple Cider Glazed Turkey Breast // Citrus Tea-Glazed Roasted Turkey // Grilled Spatchcock Turkey with Maple Butter + Apple Cider Brine Row 2: Herb and Butter Roasted Turkey // Sausage, Cherry, and Sage Stuffed Turkey Breast // Smoked Turkey
Row 1: Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Stuffing // Caramelized Onion Stuffing // Ciabatta and Sausage Stuffing Row 2: Classic Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing // Gluten-Free Sage Chestnut Stuffing // Healthy Sausage, Fennel, and Cranberry Stuffing
Row 1: Broccoli Apple Salad with Yogurt Dressing // Brown Rice Salad with Carrots, Feta, and Pine Nuts // Kale Salad with Cranberry Cinnamon Vinaigrette Row 2: Lemon Sea Salt Arugula Salad // Matchstick Apple and Celery Salad // Wilted Cabbage Salad
Row 1: Hasselback Potato & Shallot Gratin // Mashed Potatoes with Saffron Garlic Butter // Polish Dill Potatoes Row 2: Pumpkin Potato Gratin with Brie // Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs // Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
Row 1: Blueberry Applesauce // Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples // Easy Maple Apple Cranberry Sauce Row 2: Instant Pot Apple Cider Apple Sauce // Roasted Apple Cranberry Relish // Tangerine-Port Cranberry Sauce
Row 1: Balsamic Broccolini & Mushrooms // Broccoli Mash with Garlic and Parmesan // Caramelized Brussels Sprouts Row 2: Cauliflower Puree with Sautéed Mushrooms // Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint // Healthier Green Bean and Pepper Veggie Casserole Row 3: Roasted Vegetables with Rosemary Maple Balsamic // Rosemary Roasted Beets // Sticky Miso and Tahini Aubergine Wedges
Row 1: Apple-Cinnamon Pie with Lattice Crust // Biscoff Cheesecake // Brown Butter Maple Chess Pie Row 2: Chocolate Peppermint Upside Down Dessert // Cranberry Tart // Easy Tiramisu Row 3: Hazelnut Pumpkin Tart // No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie (V) // Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Pecan Streusel & Bourbon Cream SaucePosted In cocktails, entertaining, food, holidays, living, round up, series, thanksgiving
Alice Pattullo is an illustrator based in East London who regularly explores British traditions, folklore, and superstitions in her illustrations. Her two dimensional style lends itself so well to the building facades and homestead scenes she executes flawlessly.
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These landscapes created out of paper by Austin-based artist Katy Schmader are stunning! Mountains and plains, cool blue waters, and whatever other scenes you see within the precisely torn edges of colored paper.
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Because it’s only two weeks from yesterday if you live in the States and will be celebrating. Thanksgiving legitimately snuck up on me this year, which is unfortunate since it’s the holiday I host. I have no clue what I’ll be wearing either – most likely something from my closet that I add to. Maybe that’s your plan as well? A roomy shirt or sweater so you don’t have to suck it in, or a sweet dress that will transition well to all of those holiday parties next month, or just adding a great piece of jewelry to an outfit you already own to mix things up. All fine plans of action.
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Ewa Juszkiewicz’s art lives in the space between creation and destruction. Her inspiration is drawn from female portraiture originally created between the Renaissance and the 19th century. Juszkiewicz transforms, fragments, or changes the context within these familiar portraits of the wives, mothers, and daughters of influential men. By destroying and recreating, Juszkiewicz deprives the women of their faces – essentially taking away their existence.
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Romanian-born, Texas-dwelling artist Adela Andea creates full-sensory experiences through her light installations. She considers all aspects of the space as well as the level of audience participation and expands each piece accordingly, attempting to destroy the line between reality and virtual reality in the process.
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Now this is fun – the U.S.A. Song Map is a vintage looking map of the country created entirely out of over 1,000 song titles! The titles reference states, cities, rivers, mountains, and landmarks and include classics like Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z and Alicia Keys) to more obscure references that really make you think. The 4-color litho is printed on 120gsm uncoated art paper, measures 80cm x 60cm and features an A-Z key.
PS: There’s a 900+ song Spotify playlist that accompanies it!
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