Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thinking Thanksgiving


 It's about time to think about setting the table and doing the grocery shopping. Actually, if you are buying a frozen turkey and want to eat it on Thursday, you'd better get hopping. It takes awhile to thaw those babies.

Remember, when you set the table, people begin eating with the utensil on the outside left and right of the plate. Don't know which fork to use? Use the one on the outside.



In this place setting, use the outside fork for salad, the inside fork for the entree and the top fork for dessert.

In this place setting, use the outside fork, or smaller fork for salad, the inside fork for the entree.

In this place setting, use the outside fork for the salad and entree and the smaller, inside fork for dessert.

Can't decide which table cloth to use? A white or lighter tablecloth is generally used for a more formal table. A dark, bright or patterned tablecloth is used for a more casual meal.

Do you need a centerpiece? Try using cranberries and a candle in a glass container. Or perhaps, hollow out apples or pumpkins and using them for the candleholder for a votive candle.

Spring forward in the season a bit by using a special Christmas ornament as a place card for each guest. Then they can take it home and put it on their new tree for the holidays.

**If you are lucky enough to be a guest at someone's home for Thanksgiving, follow the # 1 rule. Never eat until the hostess is seated and lifts her fork.

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