It's almost turkey time, hooray! Does everyone have fun and yummy plans for this year? Since we are in flux between houses (yes, I will hopefully write home reno posts soon...), we are not hosting this year. But a potluck with dear friends will do the trick!
I thought I could still share some Thanksgiving inspiration with you, since we hosted at our place last year. I went with a clean + modern twist on traditional Thanksgiving decor. It didn't hurt that all my decor was free (thanks, Nature), or something I already had. And the beautiful, crisp Autumn sky was the perfect backdrop for our outdoor meal!
Our everyday white plates looked so fresh on earthy Kraft paper. I created a center runner of lemons from our backyard, candles, and clean foliage from a tree. The table still felt autumnal with lighter greens and yellow, instead of traditional darker hues like burgundy, red, or hunter green.
The first Thanksgiving I lived in LA, we had Friendsgiving on a rooftop patio. I fell in love with outdoor dining. I take advantage of it that as much as possible. Sigh, have I mentioned I love LA?
We had the most delicious plate of food, mostly thanks to my friend Callie, who is basically a chef. She made some sinful gluten free versions of old Thanksgiving staples, and our pal Zak made his famous loaded deviled eggs--yum.
Oy, I think I just gained 5 pounds just reminiscing about that plate of food. I was pretty proud of my first solo turkey too!
This year, I'm going to make pecan pie, potato casserole (totally healthy. psyche!), and THIS delicious recipe for Sausage + Swiss Chard Stuffing--I made it a couple months ago for the Darling Magazine Friendsgiving spread photo shoot, and so I can tell you it is scrumptious from experience (anyone at that table look familiar?)!
Hopefully next year I can give you a peek inside hosting at our new place!
There's SO much to be grateful for this year! I hope you all have a wonderful day with friends, family, food and lots of thankfulness. Happy Thanksgiving!