The Ghost of Thanksgiving Past

A post that will leave you wondering, "How did she manage to share a half dozen Thanksgiving photos without a picture of a turkey?!?

Okay, now that we can check Halloween off the 2012 to-do list, it's time to bring on Thanksgiving!

Though 2012 will mark my first Thanksgiving as a blogger, it is definitely not my first rodeo.  Let's get up to speed, shall we?

2009 was the first "big" Thanksgiving I hosted at my house.  When all was said and done there were 13 of us for dinner and...  a lot more for dessert.  At the time, Apartment Therapy's Cooking blog, The Kitchn, asked readers to submit pictures of their Thanksgiving tables.  This is the one I submitted and they had it up on the front page of the blog for a few hours.  

I totally thought I was famous.  

Note the pies in the foreground.  They represent about 25% of the total desserts served that evening.


We had a much smaller crowd the next year.  (I think there were eight of us...)

Still had plenty of pie, though...


I think there were eleven of us last year.

But the most exciting addition to the table was Pinterest!

Both the swirly pie top and the fruit kabobs (made with love by my daughters) were Pinterest-inspired.  (But I can't find the darned pins.  I'll add them when I do...)
To make the pie top, cut a store bought (refrigerated) crust into strips, twirl, and wrap around the top of the pie.  

What will 2012's feast look like?  

It's anyone's guess.

But I promise that it will include a turkey!

(And this time I might even take a picture ;)


  1. What a nice record for you to continue with over the years! I'm happy to see the fruit kabobs as I have a dessert to bring to a function and I wanted something healthy but fun. This is way more attractive than a dish of mixed fruit.

  2. What beautiful table settings. Of course, as I expected, you go all out when it comes to entertaining. Everything looks so warm and welcoming. And, your desserts look delicious. Yum! Can't wait to see your 2012 table.

  3. Oh, my goodness! Love that pie crust. You would never know it was a store-bought pie. Thank you so much for visiting and adding your idea to the Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun Linky Party. I’m one of your co-hosts from OneCreativeMommy.com. If you linked up from one of the other co-host sites, I hope you’ll stop by my site for a visit.

  4. Beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up to the Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Festival Party! I also host a weekly linky party on Tuesday called The Gathering Spot and would love it if you'd link up sometime. Have a wonderful evening

  5. So I skipped breakfast this morning and this post just made me so hungry. Those pies and desserts look fantastic. :) Megan


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