Hope you had a relaxing, meaningful Thanksgiving. Our turkey dinner was simple yet delicious. A simple appetizer discovered on Pinterest (which I actually served with dessert) was a hit and about as easy as it gets. Kids of all ages are sure to love assembling it. (Also see it in the video at the end of the post). Should you be in holiday shopping mode, you may appreciate the few gift picks here. Inspiring Christmas Quotes, Gift Ideas & Thanksgiving 2020 will be a little of this and that as well as quotes pertaining to the season.
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Inspiring Christmas Quotes, Gift Ideas & Thanksgiving 2020
Extra Simple Thanksgiving 2020
Since it was only the three of us (husband and eldest son) this year, it was easy to simply: roast a turkey (in a bag), mash potatoes, and make stuffing the night before (with home baked bread). I also served just one salad (cabbage, cherry, almond with gorgonzola dressing), one appetizer (cheese board & cranberry cherry apple champagne cocktail) and one dessert (gooey butter cake) instead of 30!
I have been enjoying this sparkling wine (cava) for years!
This sweet cheese appetizer looks cute on a rustic wood slice, and the round shape makes assembly easier than working on a rectangular board.
Easy & Cute Appetizer
After seeing this idea on Pinterest, I knew I had to give it a whirl. Eyes were cut and shaped from a dried cranberry, wattle is red pepper, feathers are green apple and fresh cranberries, legs are a broken pretzel, and the beak is cheddar.
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Holiday Gift Ideas
1. This Book
It’s so inspiring and gorgeous! Whether it’s for you or a country decor lover in your life, there will be happy recipients.
2. Lenox Holiday Bone China Bowl
This bowl is so perfect for so many things! Add water and float a rose or candle in it. Add red and green M&Ms or nuts. So many possibilities, and I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love it! I’ll be buying it for family members on my list who love to entertain.
My mom has been serving with these Lenox pieces for years (she mixes in her Lenox Eternal pieces), and what fun to bring out the holly and touch of gold during the holidays.
If You Decide to Give the Gift of Better TV Reception, Spring for Installation…
(Just a heads up…some naughty words spoken in this very physical comedic scene with some amazing actors. If you watch this off-color hilarious clip, let me know your favorite part in the comments…mine is what Reese Witherspoon tragically/accidentally does!)
So versatile and timeless, you’ll be brightening spirits and homes if you choose to give this romantic gift.
Here’s something rustic I don’t see very often, a galvanized candlestick.
And how about a gift for YOU if you’ve been nice? (Well, at least the price is nice!)
4. This mug
I received this YETI mug recently as a gift, and I adore it. It makes the perfect one-size-fits-all gift for everyone on your list. I’m ordering multiples!
Happy hunting, friends.
Video of Cheese Board
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Peace to you right where you are.
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