11.18.2013
Next week, households across the United States will be cooking turkeys, gathering together to tell what they are thankful for, and possibly even catching a football game on TV. That’s right … it is almost Thanksgiving! It doesn’t feel like a year has passed since we were getting ready for this joyous holiday last. Here is a look back on what we did to decorate our Grandma’s table (last year) for Thanksgiving and the delicious yet traditional foods we look forward to every year.
The table is set with a casual feel. Grandma’s beautiful tablecloth, festive napkins, and homemade framed chalkboard place cards (seen on our previous post, Craft Club: Thanksgiving Place Cards) add a nice holiday touch.
This centerpiece cornucopia with pumpkins and gourds dresses up the table quite nicely.

Now for the food … spiced cranberries are our favorite! In fact, a few years ago, we took over making this dish. We can’t share the recipe though … Grandma’s secret is safe with us. We also love these sliced tomatoes from Grandpa’s garden and artichoke hearts topped with chives.

You can’t have Thanksgiving without the turkey, and our family has tried all of the different trends. We have done traditional oven baked, deep fried, and this year we are getting our turkey free range organic. Sometimes we even throw in a couple kosher turkey legs for our sister and brother-in-law.

This traditional green bean casserole topped with fried onions is a staple of our holiday meal.

And our mom’s favorite … yams covered in toasted marshmallows!

Don’t forget the stuffing … not one of Tami’s favorite dishes, but seems to make everyone else’s dinner complete.

You can’t have Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, and last year we decided to create something new out of a traditional dessert. In our post, DIY: Pumpkin Pie in a Jar, you can get all the details on how to Do It Yourself.

We hope you have enjoyed this little look back to last year’s Thanksgiving festivities. We truly can’t wait to do it again this year, savoring all of our favorite foods but with a Chanukkah twist. Happy beginning to the holiday season to all of you and yours from Side by Side Design!

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