Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hosting Thanksgiving

We've been busy the past week and a half preparing for and then entertaining my family for Thanksgiving. It was our first time hosting this big dinner at our home. I was so excited to use all of our new silverware, glassware, china and pretty holiday place mats we received as wedding gifts.

Here's a look at the table setting...







My dad has a great homemade caesar salad recipe he makes for holidays, so we asked if he could make it again to help out. He was in the kitchen with me making the dressing while I peeled potatoes.


This apron is so cute and was a bridal shower gift from a friend. It has my new initials embroidered on the front in red.


My dad was in charge of the salad, I was in charge of all the sides and dessert and Philip was in charge of...the turkey. Fried turkey, that is. I was introduced to fried turkey the first Thanksgiving after Philip and I started dating (only 2 weeks later). He came to my parents house and we decided we'd try it his way, so he brought over his turkey fryer...we haven't gone back since! It's so delicious, especially to someone who doesn't particularly enjoy regular (boring) turkey...ahem, me. If you haven't tried it, try it!


Setting the table with all the food: caesar salad, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, corn bread stuffing, dinner rolls and a single serving of sweet potatoes for Philip.


My brother was super excited to eat.


This was taken after dinner and dessert - we look so tired! It was a lot of hard work, but a successful and wonderful evening.

How were your Thanksgivings? Did you host?


1 comment:

Hi, Lane said...

Fried turkeys are the best! Every guy in our family owns a fryer. We also tried pulled turkey BBQ this year. It was great! And your table turned was beautiful!!