Thanksgiving progressive dinner – blog style
Welcome! Today is the first day of a virtual progressive dinner where the topics du jour are all about Thanksgiving hospitality and food. Each blogger is sharing her favorite secrets and recipes, so get ready for some deliciousness!
I learned about hospitality by watching my mom. They way she planned holiday dinner menus, the care she took setting the table with the good dishes and the time she spent making a centerpiece. She has always been my true source of inspiration.
Even though I might do things a little bit differently, there’s always one thing I strive to do just like my mom: add the kind of loving homemade touches that will make my guests feel truly special.
Regardless of the number of people gathering around the table, a particularly home sweet homemade touch is to personalize each diner’s place setting.
I took the leftover drawer knobs from last summer’s dresser makeover and made these humbly artful place cards.
Added a twist of thin wire, some assorted beads
and a miniature clothespin holding my guest’s name on a piece of paper with gently torn edges.
To finish it off, I placed a small clipping of rosemary in the center of the knob.
For me, it’s a gently gracious way to begin a meal. A humble, home sweet homemade touch. It’s often the simplest things that I remember days or years later.
So before I forget, would you care for a taste of something scrumptious? A couple of true Thanksgiving favorites! First, a sweet potato side dish, courtesy of Whole Foods Market. Simple, easy and delicious.
Next, my own recipe for a wild rice salad. It’s perfect made a day ahead and delicious served at room temperature. Plus it has all my favorite fall flavors.
Thank you for your visit and I hope you will please visit Pamela, Laura, Tracey and Carrie over the next 4 days – I know I can hardly wait to see what they are planning for this progressive dinner potluck! I’m so grateful to have had the chance to share this blogging fun with these four talented, creative women – y’all rock!