Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Thanksgiving Roundup

Phew! I'm finally done with all the Thanksgiving posts! Sorry, it took me so long...

So here's a little review -

We set up our buffet as the appetizer station (sorry for the fuzzy picture)


with all sorts of goodies including:

hummus made with chicken stock instead of olive oil and served with carrot sticks and celery sticks as a healthy alternative for those who wanted it







and a cheese plate.

As you can see, I decorated the buffet table with a few colorful fall leaves. I did something similar with our fireplace mantle by just cutting some nice foliage from the yard including festive red berries and fragrant rosemary.

I even filled a vase with rosemary to add a bit of color to some other areas of the house.

In addition to the typical water, soda, juice, wine, etc, we also made some sangria.


For dinner, we had the turkey of course

mashed potatoes, gravy, sticky rice (aka chinese stuffing) that my mother-in-law made

simply roasted sweet potatoes

roasted butternut squash soup

cheesy biscuits

sauteed green beans

a spinach salad

and cranberry sauce.

And here it is all together


I hope you and yours had a great holiday season and have a very happy and healthy new year!

14 comments:

Joelen said...

A fabulous spread and a beautiful table!

bensbaby116 said...

You are totally putting me in the mood for fall food again! Looks great.

Kristina R. said...

Your spread looks amazing.

Lakeside Smoker said...

Wow! That all looks amazing! I love the bacon wrapped dates idea. I think I might go try that one today!

Mike

MaryBeth said...

The spread looks wonderful and I must say just from looking at all the great food I'm now full.

That Girl said...

Everything looks so good! How come cranberry sauce doesn't photograph well?

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great roundup! What gorgeous food!

Cheers,

Rosa

gaga said...

That Girl - haha, blame me. I didn't bother to clean up the edges, find nice lighting, etc. It does look pretty bad though, huh? Oops! :)

Carmen Cooks said...

Wow, soo much good food! A great spread. I made sticky rice this past Thanksgiving too. :)

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

That buffet looks amazing! I love brie in phyllo!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

You made a lot of stuff! It all looks great. I still have two more Thanksgiving recipes to post. And then the leftovers too!

Kristen said...

What a lovely spread! You certainly went all out. I bet it was very appreciated!

jd said...

I love roasted sweet potatoes!

And that sangria looks like the perfect drink to get a party started :)

Michelle said...

Wow, what a nice spread you have there. It's been a while since I've had a "buffet" meal...Hmmm, I can really do with one soon.