Weeks ago I started planning an open-house style party for Thanksgiving morning. Everything I had designated for the second week of November is still undone so now I’m busy working on the finalized menu and grocery list. (Most of the invitations have been delivered.)
I’ve had sewing projects cluttering up the dining room so first on the list that must be put away. Unfortunately, while I did finish a couple of sets of pillows, I did not get the kitchen and living room curtains finished. Phooey! New curtain goal: before the end of the year.
Charlie and I have selected the table linens. Next we’ll pull all the
china and crystal plates and glasses for the various items we plan to serve.
The menu has some items on it I’ve never made before. I’m not afraid to mix tried-and-true recipes with daring newcomers. The worse that could happen is that nobody eats it. I’m not afraid of failure (which is a good thing or else I would never entertain and I’d give up the DIY thing altogether).
- Baked Pumpkin French Toast
- Cranberry Turnovers
- Ham and Swiss Quiche
- Hard-boiled Eggs
- Oranges (or tangerines) and Bananas
- Pan-fried Apples
- Turkey Sliders
- Coffee drinks and Juices
The buffet table will begin the morning with the more traditional breakfast items and as the day progresses those things will be replaced by lunch-style foods.
Now that we have a large kitchen we’ll use the island as the drinks area along with the coffee bar as a service counter.
Due to the renovation it’s been over a year since any of our friends have visited. Can’t wait.
What’s on your plate?