Thanksgiving Re-cap

*have you entered my giveaway for an initial gold disk necklace from Danique Jewelry?
Oh geesh I better do a Thanksgiving re-cap or else Thanksgiving 2013 will be here before I know it and a recap of Thanksgiving 2012 was never posted.

It was a quiet Thanksgiving with just Sean, myself and his parents. Being married is now a combination of Thanksgiving dishes from Sean's family and my family and always some recipes from cooking magazines thrown in there. This year's winner for me was the biscuit dressing from a magazine I received on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, talk about perfect timing! I have never been a fan of dressing but the biscuit dressing looked so yummy and it ended up being very light and oh-so yummy!
Thanksgiving started out with a 5K turkey trot, my running partner and her boyfriend joined in on the fun and it was a surprise to finish 3rd in my age division. Does that mean as I get older the number of runners in my age group decreasing or maybe my running is getting a bit faster?

After the run, it was cooking time. Our menu this year was:
lemon-sage turkey
biscuit dressing
mashed potatoes
crimini mushroom gravy
green beans with lemon zest
Henning cranberry mousse
Mouch cranberry relish
John Henning's (my father in law) cranberry relish
crescent rolls aka banana rolls
pumpkin maple pie
chocolate pecan pie

Ill let the photos do the work.




Even the Kip and Kimbia got some Thanksgiving dinner!







And of course my centerpiece!


Simple spray painted pinecones, a few natural and then my white and grey striped runner, which I painted. For me, the quickest project or best way to spruce up decor is to paint it. In fact, tomorrow I will be sharing with you my painted curtains with grey stripes!


36 comments:

Krista said...

Oooo, I think the pumpkin maple pie sounds divine! Looks like a warm and wonderful time. Love your centerpiece too!

REBrown said...

All you food sounds delicious! Our dogs get special treats on Thanksgiving too.

Helene said...

I love the table spread! and that's so cute with the dogs- a great tradition!

Kayla Peveler said...

The table runner is like the cutest thing ever! :) love the stripes. Adorable decoration, and your dinner looked amazing!

Always Maylee said...

Haha I just love that first picture! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Jordan said...

I bet those doggies were in HEAVEN! Looks delicious!

Faith said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Faith said...

All the food looks so good! Looks like a great Thanksgiving.

We gave our dog Thanksgiving dinner as well. It must have been so good because she helped herself to our leftovers while we drove home. I think I'm still mad about it, haha.

Courtney M said...

Everything looks delish!! At least you remembered to take pics... I forgot- Blogger FAIL on that one.

I love the pic of your husband carving the Turkey. Isn't that what every guy feels like when he carves a Turkey??

Katie said...

Yummmm! You guys sure love your cranberry dishes ;) Can't wait to see the tutorial!

ruthy ann said...

my dog is a big fan of thanksgiving too :) love the doggie shots!

Ashley said...

That menu sounds amazing... lots of good things to choose from, yum! That's cute that your dogs had a little Thanksgiving dinner too.

I love painting things too! I'm excited to see your painted curtain tutorial.

Ashley @ its the little things said...

Very nice!! Looks like a wonderful time with family and those fur babies!!

Sarah and Stewart said...

I love that the pup got Thanksgiving dinner, too! :-)

Kristin said...

love the red pines! now im hungry again lol

Kira said...

I'm totally hungry now after reading your Thanksgiving menu :)

Mal said...

Looks fantastic! I love that the pups got to celebrate too :-)

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Laurie said...

Yum, your menu sounds delicious! We had a great Thanksgiving too. (Now I'm just trying to work off all of the calories that I ate! Haha!)

PS: I love your table runner!

Darby Hawley said...

Awwww I love how the pups got a special dinner too :-)

Liesl said...

Love this recap and seeing all your pictures and yummy food...fantastic red pinecones too!!! Glad you had a fantastic time and thank you for such a sweet comment on my blog...yes, that was my sister in the yellow and I love that her twin is your wedding photographer! :)

Rachel Beer said...

Love that your dogs enjoy the Thanksgiving feast as well! Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Emily said...

Glad y'all had a great Thanksgiving! Your pups are super lucky to have you as their Mom!!

Kate of All things.. said...

Glad you had a great time! Painting the pine cones is a great idea - I"m thinking of having a go for Christmas decorations x

Allison said...

I love that your doggies got in on the Thanksgiving fun! :) Your menu sounds delicious!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Everything sounds and looks great! I am so impressed you hosted Thanksgiving! I love to cook but the idea of doing it for so many people on such a big holiday scares me! Bravo to you!

helen said...

whoa that menu looks amazing!!!! feel free to share any of the recipes ;)

Ashley Barnhill said...

We did a turkey trot too! Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving! :)

stephanie said...

3rd?! that's awesome chick! and that menu looks amazing!!

Olivia Souders said...

Very nice! Sometimes simple and comfortable is the best way to celebrate!

Alice said...

That sounds like the most delicious Thanksgiving menu. I'm very jealous! x

Sara Louise said...

I need to get some pine cones to spray paint for my table, they're the perfect holiday touch :)

Lauren said...

It all sounds delicious, and those pinecones are the perfect simple centerpiece...LOVE them!

Rachel Nuckolls said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful and yummy Thanksgiving...and so did the dogs :) My favorite thing at Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie and pumpkin maple pie sounds amazing! I can't wait to learn how you painted your curtains. Very cool!

birdie to be said...

Lovely runner! And great pics!

Whitney said...

Yummy food! I love that you guys made your dog's Thanksgiving plates, we made our 2 cat's Thanksgiving plates too! Your dogs are SO cute, sweet babies! I love your table runner and simple centerpiece. Looks like y'all had a great Thanksgiving!

Bev said...

super duper festive girlie!!! the runner looks GREAT paired with your hand painted curtains! and the pinecones... they look very holiday-ish painted red!!

glad you had a great thanksgiving with your hubby and in-laws!! andddd glad to see the pups got some love too (after a shake of course).