Happy Thanksgiving & Weekly Linkup

Happy Thanksgiving!!  I'm mixing things up and sharing a peek at what my Thanksgiving has in store this year.  It will just be my husband, parents, and me for a cozy Thanksgiving Dinner.  Initially we planned to keep it really simple, but the foodie/hostess in me went ahead and continued to add things to the menu and dress the table more.  Speaking of which, Marshall's home decor selection was on point!  I ventured in just yesterday, assuming everything would be picked over, but ended up with a few perfect finishing pieces. I snagged a few $2 place mats, and these adorable Kate Spade-esque gold dotted plates for a little over a buck a piece.  Adding those little touches to my existing plates really made it feel festive.  For a pop of color I added a few pears I had in my fruit basket and simply stuck a brown paper "leaf" in with a straight pin embellished with a gold bead.  If I was having a more formal affair, I'd use the pears as name tags, but since it's just family I left them blank. (They'd also be really cute printed with "give thanks", if only I knew which box the printer was in...)

Below is the menu for today, and I'll be updating the items with links to recipes as I have a chance to write them up, and photograph the final product.  For me, it's not Thanksgiving without black olives, mashed potatoes, or cornbread stuffing.  What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish?



Cranberry Jalapeño Relish over Goat Cheese
Vegetable Crudité Platter
Selection of Olives + Pickles


Savory Brined Roasted Turkey
with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote
and Gravy


Cornbread Stuffing with Leeks + Sage
Parmesan Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes
Mashed Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes
Mixed Greens with Pear, Feta, Dried Cherries
with Creamy Balsamic Dressing


Classic Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie with Cardamom Whipped Cream

And of course today is linkup day!
Thanks so much to everyone who linked up last week!  Over 100 fabulous ladies linked up, and I am SO excited.  Seriously, watching the linkup grow each week is incredible!  

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  1. That menu sounds amazing! Almost makes me wish we celebrated Thanksgiving in Australia. Enjoy :)


  2. That is one gorgeous set table and the menu sounds delish!

    Thanks for hosting the link-up and Happy Thanksgiving Jenna Marie!!

  3. YUM, that menu sounds amazing!

  4. Your menu sounds delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!


  5. Have a wonderful & blessed Thanksgiving!!!


  6. So, um. I will be over in one hour! Everything looks so yummy and your table set up is perfection! Nicely done!
    Happy Thanksgiving - hope it's even more fantastic than it sounds!
    Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

    1. Come on over!! We are going to have SO much food. Haha and thank you :) what you don't see is the hideous wallpaper still in our dining room lol. Happy thanksgiving!!

  7. Yum, your menu sounds sooooo delicious. Happy thanksgiving

    Joly Look

  8. Looks like a great thanksgiving menu!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com


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