|Ashley arranged the Centerpiece|
Fruit Salad with Star Anise, Pepper and Parmigiano - me
Stuffing - me
Cranberry Ambrosia - Ash
Maple Pecan Pie - Dame
Pumpkin Pie - Allie
Apple Cranberry Crisp
I think the surprise of the meal was the Indian Pudding! Dad made a delicious one, substituting buttermilk for heavy cream. It reminded me of fresh homemade gingerbread. It was delicious, nicely spiced and heavenly. My only regret is not taking a picture of it!!!
Ash made the centerpiece for our table! Well, it was kind of an interesting "group effort" but Ashley put it all together artfully. I built the drawer that is the base of the centerpiece. Allie gave me the turtle shell on the left (from the Art of Nature) and I found the Indian's in Littleton while visiting Dame, Theo & Claudia. I visited Longacres Nursery in Lebanon and found the giant pods, pine cones and other dried nature things. I put them all out on my desk and when I came back, Ashley created this beautiful piece! It looks even better in person, with the natural materials and rich fall hues of brown, oranges and greens. It was even more beautiful than I planned!
I will post some of our favorite recipes from Thanksgiving shortly. Come December 1, I will have lots of Christmas ideas, projects and fun! Stay tuned!