The last of the dishes are still in the drying rack beside my sink and it rained all day so we played board games and watched the Sound of Music; not because it was too cold to go out and play but because we wanted to just sit and rest and be quiet. It was a 180 from yesterday’s crowded table full of turkey and stuffing, our first time hosting Thanksgiving Dinner. I made gravy for the first time, and stuffing. And it all seemingly turned out - and mike and I navigated the kitchen together with minimal collisions - which is never easy to do when you have more than one cook in the kitchen.
I put together a centrepiece for the table and I wanted to share it here. I made it out of things we had around the house; the greenery is from shrubs and maple tree branches in the backyard and we had some burlap left over from our wedding decorations still. If you didn’t have these things around you could improvise or switch them up; the idea was to keep it simple and to not have to add to the stress of planning the dinner.
Here are a few pictures and a step-by-step: