Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Day

Today was a great Thanksgiving.  I hope yours was too.   My youngest son, his wife and his son came over from Bryan.  Unexpectedly my son has to work tomorrow and they returned to Bryan this evening instead of staying overnight.  Nevertheless, it was a great delight that they drove the 120 miles for dinner.

I realized today that I do not use my china and silver as much as I should.  That is going to change for nothing is much prettier than a fancy table setting.  :D  When I went to buy some flowers, I found them to be a bit worn and opted to cut some fresh rosemary, lavender, and sage from my garden to fill in around the candles.

My mother used the above silver dish with cover for keeping the cornbread dressing warm; but I used it to keep the bread warm.  :D 

Meanwhile, Luc and Maggie made a new friend since my daughter-in-law brought along her youngest dog, Twist (with the blue ball), a Border Collie.  Jennifer has two Border Collies trained in Search & Rescue.

Dinner went off as scheduled and was delicious, if I do say so myself.  I used my mother's cornbread dressing recipe, and it was as good as I remembered it.   Everyone except me watched the game after dinner.  I come from a football family but was always the "black sheep" when it came to the game.  Even though I do not "fit" in with these football people, nothing beats having one's family around.

Until next time, God bless.


DJan said...

How fabulous! We don't have any special dishes or silver to use, just setting the table is a big deal for us. What a wonderful place setting you had there, Lynn. Thank you so much for sharing it with me.

Donna said...

I'm glad that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Crafty Sue said...

It looks like you had a very nice day.
I like your table setting!

SquirrelQueen said...

Your table looks really nice Lynn, I like your china. I love the idea of using fresh herbs around the candles, great idea.

Glad to hear you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.

The Japanese Redneck said...

So glad my hubby doesn't like football.

Looks wonderful. The dogs sure are having fun.