Thanksgiving Dinner 2016! Delicious ideas for the upcoming Holiday season.

Thanksgiving Dinner 2016

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you are looking for ideas for the upcoming Holiday season, I would like to share some of mine from previous years. Our Thanksgiving Dinner 2016 ! Enjoy!

Since we have a small gathering and prefer the dark meat, Turkey Legs is the best solution for us. They always come out juicy and delicious. I do not follow any traditions, we prefer to set our own. Every holiday we have a different set of recipes. 
My Thanksgiving Menu below, for those that are interested. As always, I have a much larger list that I start with, but have to cut it to more a manageable list as I realize that it’s not realistic. I have two men that I need to feed few times a day in addition to cooking for the party. My Mother-in-law brought her Amazingly Delicious Chicken Liver pate and the Famous Russian – Olivier salad!

Thanksgiving 2016 Menu:

Olivier salad
Chicken Liver Pate with bread 
Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
Crabmeat stuffed mushrooms
Sliced ham and cheeses
Roasted eggplant spread
Baked Puff pastry pockets with mashed potatoes, sauteed onions, dill and sour cream
Cucumbers and tomatoes plate

Fall-Of-The-Bone BBQ Turkey Legs
Roasted garlic potatoes with mushrooms and peppers
Creamy mashed potatoes
Turkey gravy
Shrimp and Crawfish Scampi with linguine (since Mother-in-law loves it!)

Puff Pastry Apple/Raisin/Pecan Strudel
Puff Pastry Hazelnut/Chocolate puffs
Creme cheese/yogurt/creme brulee topped with freshly made cranberry/raspberry sauce and slivered almonds
Ferrero Rocher candy
Fruit platter
Cranberry/raspberry sauce

Fruit Punch

A sneak peek at my Thanksgiving table decoration. My crew LOVES it, as always, and my son wants to keep it like this all year long. Love to see the smiles on their faces. The setting feels Special! No food yet, but at least we get to enjoy this beauty!

table decor 
Being an artist, I LOVE COLOR and have to have it on my plate and in my surroundings. I’m always on a look out for colorful, unusual shape objects. Since it’s a Thanksgiving theme, I’ve pulled out of all my leaf shaped plates. I bought the small colorful, I believe soy sauce leaf plates from Japanese store at Epcot. I always shop there any time we are at Epcot.

table decor
Love my new white octagonal shape MIKASA china that I bought with Mother-in-law the other day at Costco! Great DEAL and anything that MIKASA makes is amazingly Beautiful. I wanted a plain with some design white lightweight, not heavy, china set. So happy we found this one!!! And did I mention – Great Price! I’m a BARGAIN QUEEN, it’s in my blood!

plate napkin decor


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