Its Thanksgiving! We wish you a happy Thanksgiving and want to say that we are thankful for all of the support from our clients, family and friends. It is what makes this business thrive.
Here are a few design tips and delicious recipes that are sure to make your day a memorable success.
My favorite part of Thanksgiving (besides having family and friends over) is setting the table. Here is a step by step guide of how to have the perfect table:
1. Start with simple white dishes and wine glasses.
2. Add a festive table cloth. I love the cool blues and warm earth tones in this one from Crate and Barrel.
3. Napkin rings are a fun way to dress up the table and bring some character to your place settings. These napkin rings come from Etsy.
4. I love gold and the touch of class it brings to things. I like the way these water glasses found on Dwell Studio carry on the shimmer of the napkin rings.
5. Candles are always a must at a festive affair. Bringing in different shapes and sizes of mercury glass candle holders gives the table an organic feel. You can find these at Pottery Barn.
6. Last but not least mix in some small white pumpkins, found branches and fall leaves.
Be creative! Fall is full of beautiful colors and scents. Use them as your inspiration for a perfect holiday party.
Now that you have a beautiful table you will need some moth watering food to fill the plates. Here are some of my favorite holiday recipes (many of these will be on my table this Thanksgiving).
Roasted Pumpkin Salad Recipe
Raw Tuscan Kale Salad
Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe
Ojai Roast Turkey with Rosemary, Lemon, and Garlic
Sage, Walnut and Dried Fig Stuffing Recipe
2 egg whites
1/4 natural cane sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons fine grain sea salt
2 cups walnuts, shelled
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Whisk together the egg whites, sugar, and salt until well combined. Fold in the walnuts, stirring until well coated. Place in a sieve and allow to drain for a couple minutes before placing the nuts in a single later on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes, until the nuts take on a golden hue and the coating has dried out quite a bit and hardened. Remove from oven and cool.
Makes about 2 cups of nuts. Plenty for the stuffing, plus some to snack on.
Spice-kissed Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Kathy’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend