Whether your Thanksgiving feast is for a crowd or dinner for two, you're going to want to make the table look beautiful. Try one of these for your holiday settings.
Put together a charming table decoration with items from your backyard. Flowers, autumn leaves, greenery, pine cones, and more will do the trick!
Evergreen Table Setting
White pumpkins and evergreen boughs decorate this simple but incredibly lovely table. It's the perfect mix of early winter and late fall.
DIY Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece
Carve out a pumpkin and fill it with flowers – either dried or fresh! Use a white pumpkin for a sophisticated look, or orange for more color.
Apples and Leaves Centerpiece
Incorporate the harvest into your Thanksgiving tablescape by lining the table with freshly-picked apples and branches from your own backyard. Inexpensive, easy-to-find pillar candles add height.
Mix It Up
Are you having more guests than you have table settings? A quick trip to Goodwill or other thrift store can turn up amazing deals on old china or single interesting plates. Mix those in with your grandmother’s china and embrace the eclectic vibe. The same goes for candlesticks and wine glasses, making each place setting unique.
Whit’s Thanksgiving Brussels Sprouts
(Measurements of each are subject to amount of Brussels sprouts)
Smallest Brussels sprouts you can find…as much as you can eat
Salt and Pepper
Head of garlic
Good grated Parmesan cheese
Wash sprouts, leaving them whole and peel off the top layer of leaves. Set these aside for later.
Trim stems and cut a small x in the base of each one.
Add butter and oil to a heavy-bottom pan over high heat.
Cut an entire head of garlic in half cross-wise and set cut side down in the oil and butter. Holding onto the stem, swirl it around to saturate the oil with garlic flavor.
Add Brussels sprouts and peeled leaves, stirring to coat, and allow them to brown on the outside.
Turn heat to low, cover and allow to cook until tender, leaving the garlic head in the pan.
Once the Brussels sprouts and garlic are tender, turn heat again to high, add more olive oil and butter as well as the juice from 1/2 lemon. Salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze cloves from garlic head and stir until crisped again. Add lots of grated Parmesan cheese, cover pan to allow cheese to melt and form crispy coating. Uncover, remove from heat, and allow to rest for a minute or two before serving.
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