On Thursday morning, our family participated in our town's annual Turkey Trot --- 1K for the kids, 5 miles for the grown-ups. The weather was perfect, and we enjoyed the vibrancy of the festivities. My five-year-old's favorite part, however, was the special "finisher" bracelet she earned for completing her race. ;-)
After the race, it was time to start cooking....and eating. This year's menu was once again highlighted by turkey scallopini, which was really good this year, if I do say so. We also recycled some old favorites from previous Thanksgiving menus and added a few new recipes to the mix, like the roasted brussels sprouts with potatoes and pancetta, and the brie en croute. It was all good!
I changed up my tablescape this year --- I was tired of the dark brown linens I'd used previously, and I admit I didn't feel like handwashing china, crystal, and sterling this year, either. Instead, I picked up this Marimekko tablecloth from Crate & Barrel and used simple white dishwasher-safe plates from Target. The centerpiece was a hodge-podge of tureens, tapers, and vases from Williams-Sonoma and Pier 1 that I picked up last-minute, and on sale. It wasn't the table I originally envisioned, but that's the price I paid for procrastinating! In the end, it was all simple, easy, and kid-friendly.
I also found some silverbells at Whole Foods and placed them in a silver pitcher in my living room. I liked how they picked up the blues in that room's art.
All in all, a very successful, and happy Thanksgiving. And now, we're on to Christmas!
(Sharing with Savvy Southern Style and Between Naps on the Porch)