Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thanksgiving Planning

Happy Saturday. With Thanksgiving and other holidays ahead, it's time to polish the silver, press the linen and start on the grocery list.  Have you started? Living in Sweden, nothing will be closed for this non-Swedish holiday: good planning and good friends are crucial!

Do you have a dish that makes Thanksgiving for you? My favorites are the traditional dishes: the turkey, the mashed potatoes and the pie. There's nothings like my mother's traditional Apple Pies when we're lucky enough to be in the US and celebrating with my family.  Living abroad, Pumpkin Cheesecake has become my favorite pumpkin pie after my friend ,master baker, Heather, introduced this a few years ago. My husband's crowd pleasing, tarte tatin, is irresistible, as well.

Weekend wishes. I'll see you back here next week!

Weekend reading:
DIY: Apple Ambiance. Set the stage with these.
Popcorn Turkey by One Charming Party: I make these every year for the kid's school Thanksgiving parties -- just adorable.
Leaf Wreaths and Leaf Garland and Leaf Wrapping Paper: Seasonal Decoration and wrappings.
Miss Manners on writing Thank you notes
Thanksgiving Playlist for all generation from Camille Styles
Finger knitting: Easiest traveling activity ever
Lingon or Cranberry Cupcakes

Something you might like:
Mayflower Handprint Card
Pyramid Lanterns
Pocket Fold Napkins


  1. In US. Two 20 pound turkey come out of freezer into refrigerator to start thawing on Monday. Since Thanksgiving is at our house, I enjoy the turkey and dressing the day after Thanksgiving even more. LOVE family around on Thanksgiving Day. Truly a day for giving thanks. And, NO. We don't watch football as many people think.

    1. You make me think of home! Thank you so much for giving this personal account -- I can smell the house already!


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