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Entertaining Ideas for Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving!

One of the things I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving is that my husband cooks! We have a traditional menu: turkey, stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, green beans with sliced almonds and my favorite – sweet potato pecan gratin (which only happens once a year). For dessert I serve store bought apple and pumpkin pie. I warm both before serving so the guests think they are home made. I also like to have hot apple cider simmering when guest arrive so the house smells festive. We never, no matter what the occasion, serve kids special meals.

The kids sit at the formal dining table with all the adults, putting their best manners and conversation to the test. This year is the first year my daughters wanted special “Thanksgiving Dresses” (normally they are in sweat pants, and cartoon t-shirts). So I have put them in charge of greeting the guests, taking their coats and bags and offering them something to drink; they are beyond excited and already practicing around the house! My favorite hosting gift is the company of my guests but if you must bring a gift, I do love candles!

Wishing you a safe and beautiful Thanksgiving!

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