Gentle friends I hope you all had a super Thanksgiving - we had a house full of family and friends, and that's what it's all about, in my book!! I took off Wednesday so that we could get a good running start at getting things whipped into shape for T-Day. We started off at the SF Flower Market and had breakfast at the Cafe there, it was nice and convenient. I picked up my 18" tapers for the table and then it was a walkabout looking at what were available and making decisions about what floral things we wanted...... Here's the dining room table with the polished silver I wanted to use and the flowers before being cut and condition and arranged....
..... I did the polishing Tuesday evening so everything would be ready to get set up Thursday morning..... And here's the main table just before we sat down to dinner.... I had the kids table set up separately since I cannot seat 10 people together.......
..... it was nice to sit and remember those family members that are no longer with us..... I could look out and see things we are using that go back 150+ years, the linen, silver, crystal and china conjure memories of family members long gone and not so long past... even some of the food was inspired by cooks and past Thanksgivings....... my menu was
Brussels sprouts with Onions and Bacon
Parker House Rolls
New Potatoes with Bacon
Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest
Sausage Stuffing with Apples and Cranberries
Sweet Potato Soufflé
Roasted Turkey and gravy
For desert my Sister brought Marionberry and Apple Pies from Lee Farms in Tualatin, Oregon and Martin brought a Pumpkin Pie - so we had dessert covered!!
Since there are only 22 days until Christmas - and really only 17 more posts I'll be making - remember I Post only during the week, I thought it would be fun to list 17 of my Favorite films, doing a film a Day. Some of the films a more "Christmassy" than others but all of them have a little Holiday Cheer in them - and they can all be found on DVD or Blu Ray, so go watch a fun festive Holiday Film this year!!!!!
The first film I think I'll talk about is one of my all time favorites....
"Christmas in Connecticut" - 1944 - starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner, S.Z. Sakall and Una O'Connor. This is one of the essential Christmas Films to see.
In a nutshell from IMBD..."a food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional Christmas."
Thanks for stopping by, do stop again to read about the next film!!