Thanksgiving planning is in full swing! Notes are being made, grocery lists compiled, and the stress is building. We all know there’s no such thing as a stress-free holiday. But all of this got me thinking, if I had a group of fairies or elves or something magical that could cook, this is the sort of Thanksgiving I would like. Nothing terribly fancy, just a lot of good food and good company and a little decor to keep things festive. In other words, my dream Thanksgiving. (Links follow at the end.)
Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Roll – Boulder Locavore
Orange Sweet Potato Baked Chips with Thyme – Cooking Melangery
Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostini – What’s Cooking With Ruthie
Bomb Collins – The Boys’ Club
Autumn Apple Cider & Champagne Sangria – Kiran Tarun
Honeycrisp Bourbon Spiced Cider – Spoon Fork Bacon
Aero Flatware – Crate & Barrel
Hand-Drawn Menus – Chris Silas Neal
Metallic Diamond Napkins – West Elm
DIY Neon Pinecone Placecard Holder – Camille Styles
Sarjaton Glasses – Verket Interior
Blueprint Paper Placemats – West Elm
Parmesan Polenta – GOOP
Clementine Ginger Almond Rice – Tasty Yummies
Spicy Honey Cranberry Sauce – Boulder Locavore
Maple Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts – Authentic Suburban Gourmet
Kale Dressing – Bon Appetit
Nikki’s Sweet Potatoes – 101 Cookbooks
Sweet Tea & Citrus Brined Turkey – Confections of a Foodie Bride
Warm Apple Pie Pots – Roost
Top Secret Chocolate Mousse – French Fridays With Dorie
Sweet Potato Souffles – A Spicy Perspective
DIY Bottle Hurricanes – Apartment Therapy
Give Thanks Banner – House of Earnest
Contemporary Wheat – Create Like Crazy
OTHER TIPS FOR A FABULOUS DAY
5 Tips For Setting a Tabletop Feast – A Subtle Revelry
Tips For Autumn Floral Arrangements – A Beautiful Mess
7 Secrets to the Juiciest Thanksgiving Turkey – Design Mom
roothNovember 12, 2012 at 11:39 am
Kelly, you and I are totally on the same wavelength right now. I’m trying to plan out the menu and figure out one more vegetarian side dish – any suggestions?
mattwkaneNovember 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm
cool post. I originally thought it was going to be more about who you would want at your thanksgiving and was interested in hearing your dream guest list (living and/or dead and/or fictional).
KellyNovember 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm
someone else asked me this today as well. it was tough, but i narrowed it down to my paternal grandfather, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and my friend Karey Mackin.
Kiran @ KiranTarun.comNovember 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm
Thanks for linking to my yummy cocktail recipe! Hope you have a joyful Thanksgiving, Kelly 🙂
andrea nicoleNovember 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm
This is incredible. And what a pretty post. I love it. Thanks for the inspiration and the links!
Priscilla PNovember 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm
I would love to be at this thanksgiving party 🙂
amyNovember 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm
You nailed it! Lovely post…thanks!
RuthieNovember 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm
Hi Kelly… thanks so much for including me in your Dream Thanksgiving post! If we could only make all that yummy food magically appear 🙂
karinNovember 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm
holy cow. best thanksgiving ever. i need/want/have to have or i’ll die all of this!
wendyNovember 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm
welp this is basically perfect. must make it all.