Dream Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. Partly because I love food & I love cooking & I love both cooking & eating Thanksgiving food. I especially love having leftovers for a week. That’s probably my favorite part. Of course I so enjoy having my family together to share our gratefulness. It’s so neat that we have a whole holiday devoted to thankfulness. I love pausing to reflect on the good gifts God has blessed me with. It’s a pretty great holiday. Plus the day after is pretty darn fun too. Who doesn’t love the crazy crowds & insane deal on Black Friday?

Last year I put together a “Dream Thanksgiving” blog & decided I just had to do another for this year. The tradition continues on! Here’s my best pinterest picks for the turkey season. You’ll see lots of cheesy & lots of maple. I’m excited!

Spinach Puffs

Cranberry & Pecan Brie

Roasted Turkey in Light Apple Orange Brine

Pan Gravy

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Cheddar Cheese Sweet Potatoes topped with Maple Bacon

Whole Foods Green Bean Casserole

Squash Bake

Herbed Chestnut Bread Stuffing

Maple Glazed Carrots

Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

Maple Rosemary Almonds & Cream of Zucchini Soup

Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole & Corn Puddings

Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie

Maple Cream Pumpkin Pie

Sparkling Apple Cider

Oreo Turkeys

Spiced Egg Nog

To see last year’s Dream Thanksgiving, go here. To see all my Thanksgiving posts, go here.

Happy turkey dreaming y’all! Be blessed!

Let me know if you use any of these delish recipes or which ones are your favorites!…

Thanksgiving Farmhouse Table

Hey guys!

Turkey Day is almost here! I’m totally up to my eyeballs in things to do to get ready, but at least the table is officially done!

We actually built & stained the table & bench ourselves, (using these tutorials- table -bench) as well as painted & reupholstered the chairs. It was our first ever project like this & we know it needs some work, so please don’t judge too hard!

Anyway, here’s the final product all fancied up for her Thanksgiving dinner debut!

You can see how I made the plates with Dollar Tree plates in this post here.

I used a long piece of burlap ribbon as my table runner for texture.

My centerpiece is a hurricane from Michael’s sitting on a log slice from my stash & surrounded with some gorgeous foliage from Hobby Lobby.

My family isn’t really used to eating Thanksgiving dinner on real plates, if you know what I mean. So I didn’t want to fancy things up too much. I dressed it down & added some color & warmth with the napkins.

I bought a couple yards of plaid flannel in fall colors at Joann’s & cut them into napkin-like pieces. Then I pulled at the threads to create a frayed edge. They’ll be a breeze to throw into the washer later.

I used a collection of glasses from the antique store & thrift store.

Most everything, décor-wise, is from Hobby Lobby or Target, my 2 fave places!

Those little acorn shakers came from Target, of course.

The centerpiece has to be my favorite part of the table though.

I simply cannot wait to have everyone over to sit around this table in a few days!

What are your Thanksgiving plans?!

Blessings Y’all,

Cathryne…

22 Thanksgiving Pies!

If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ve probably seen all the pies I’ve been pinning lately. Well, in preparation for Thanksgiving, a lot of research must be done on the pie. Am I right y’all? He’s a prime character of the feast, after all.

These are my favorites of all the ones I’ve picked through. Hoping they’ll help you find that piespiration too.

Nutella & Salted Caramel Pie from Table for Two

Chocolate Pecan Pie from Yammie’s Noshery

Cinnamon Streusel Sweet Potato Pie from Pillsbury

Salty Honey Pie from South brooklyn Post

Rhubarb Pie from Martha Stewart

Maple Pumpkin Pie from Real Simple

Dad’s Sweet Potato Pie from Joy the Baker

Pumpkin Pie from Williams Sonoma

Butterscotch Pretzel Pie from Seeded at the Table

Chocolate Fudge Pie from OMG Chocolate Desserts

Salted Caramel Apple Pie from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Caramel Apple Streusel Pie from Handle the Heat

Peanut Butter Chess Pie from Crazy for Crust

Raspberry Pie from Better Homes & Gardens

Pecan Cheesecake Pie from Inside BruCrew Life

Buttermilk Pie from Add a Pinch

The Best Cherry Pie from The Artful Parent

Maple Bourbon Brown butter Peach Pie from Host the Toast

Pecan Pie from Gimme Some Oven

Caramel Apple Crumb Pie from Averie Cooks

Sugar Cream Pie  from All Recipes

Eggnog Pie from Your Cup of Cake

Yum! I’m drooling over here. Which one are you going to make first?!

Head on over to my Pie Pinterest board for even more pie recipes!

Blessings Y’all,

Cathryne…