Thursday, November 27, 2008


There is no way I can take photos AND serve dinner so I just took some before of the table. There were actually 4 tables, but without food they look a little silly. The four tables were: Appetizers, meal, dessert, and coffee and mints. Worst problem was keeping the little ones out of the candy.

Appetizer table without the crackers, cheeses and meats, veggie-tray, and candy.

This was the dining table set for 8 adults and 2 children. I used my mother's Havaland China, and some crystal that I think was my mother's mother's. I used only a couple of pieces of the sterling that was my mother's. With having the baby here all last week with a little viral infection, polishing silver just wasn't a priority.

Funny story about the centerpiece. I found "the perfect" centerpiece to buy online a week or so ago. I sent for it and waited, hoping it would arrive in time. Wednesday a small box arrived. Too small. It couldn't be the centerpiece with 3 pillar candles on holders. Well, it wasn't. Only the candles were there. I went to the computer and brought up the order. Woops...the candles and centerpiece were separate. I had only ordered the candles. So, on her way back from the pre-Christmas Parade 6 mile run, my daughter stopped at the store and grabbed this one. I was as happy with that as the one I thought I had ordered.

By the time I had salads, breads, and relishes on the table everyone was seated. Then my daughter and I cleared the salads and served the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, scalloped corn, creamed beets, kielbasa & noodles. Fortunately, my Old Dear, his son, my sister-in-law, and my daughter made a lot of the dishes.

Dessert was home made (thanks SIL, Chris) pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and mince pie. Coffee with mints finished the evening.

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