Wednesday, November 24, 2010

2010 Thanksgiving Day

The Thanksgiving Table is set.
The new silver turkey is taking center stage.

The table is layered with a taupe, cream and dark brown striped tablecloth, I used the underside of another tablecloth for texture in the tablescape....I love the underside print as well as the topside.
 The placesetting begins with a cream woven round placemat, silver charger, chocolate "Fiesta" plate, and a turkey printed plate I purchased at HomeGoods.

The chocolate "Fiesta" flatware was wrapped in a cloth napkin and placed in stemware to allow more room on the table.

Silver Turkey Salt and Pepper Shakers accented with colorful acorns.

One of our all time favorite cookie is

Gretchen’s Sugar Cookies
1 c     Butter
1 c     Sugar
1       Egg
3 c     Flour
2 tsp  Baking Powder
1 tsp  Vanilla

The secret to this recipe is to :  
Roll out with powdered sugar  (no flour)

I used for the first time a "SILPAT" I purchased from  Sur la Table (made in France)  It worked great!         

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

Let cookies cool and then frost with: 

Buttercream Frosting
1 lb   Powdered Sugar
¼ tsp Salt
¼ c   Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
1/3 c (2/3 stick) Soft Butter

Beat with electric mixer until smooth;  scrape bowl often

Our family loves this recipe and it is suitable for every holiday.

We,also, love the Tollhouse mini chocolate chip cookies recipe straight from the package..

 In between all this work, we had to stop and play some games.
I want to thank my three grandsons, Eli, CJ, and Davis for helping me have a fun time preparing the food (and also tasting to make sure it would be good for our Thanksgiving meal)

And a big thanks to CJ for cleaning up because Grammy can not cook without making a BIG mess.


Please enjoy some other beautiful posts I am linking to:

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Feather Your Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
Silver Sunday at