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Feeling Chicken Liver Pate

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Ok, I have mooned over the table settings for Thanksgiving, so let’s discuss what’s going on the table after we’ve made it very pretty.

We are starting with starters today!

More Turkey Day Table Decor!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

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I am jonesing to set the table for Thanksgiving. I know, I know, we are three weeks out, but I can envision, can’t I?

Table Inspiration Inside!

Simple Table Settings

Friday, November 4th, 2011

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Ready for Thanksgiving? On a budget? Me, too.

How to make it special inside…

Let’s Dtox Before The Feasting!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

You know I am gearing up for Thanksgiving. I can’t wait for all the good things to eat and drink. Eric, John & I always go all out and the table is groaning with the weight of the amazing dishes loaded with delicious treats.

After dinner, the table is not the only thing groaning.

How about you?

Soft Pumpkin Rolls

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

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I have been surfing the web, searching for the best recipes for Thanksgiving dinner.

What did I find?

Cooler Corn

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

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My favorite penpal, Miss Sylvia, emailed this to me recently. I think it is positively brilliant, since I tend to cook for the Brady Bunch instead of just Eric & me.

Expecting a crowd? Love to camp?

Fall Happenings at The Ritz-Carlton

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Break out the sweaters and let’s sit by the fireplace. When I think cozy luxury, you know I am talking about The Ritz-Carlton.

They have so many fun treats in store for you!

Thanksgiving 2010

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Good Morning Darlings!

We are finally recovered from Thanksgiving (I think). It was a wonderful time with fabulous friends and I bet you want to hear all about it. Lets do it!

Just between you and me, I had no intention of hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, but when bestie Diane said she was coming home, I knew that called for something special. We bought the turkey, planned a few dishes, invited a few friends, bought a case of bubbly. Then our incredible friends from Black Tie Barbecue told me they were holding a smoked turkey with my name on it, I decided to go ahead and roast the turkey we had at home and freeze the meat for the Christmas party nibble ingredients.

Do you remember the photo of those smoking turkeys? Unbelievable.

More thankful fun inside!

Happy Thanksgiving Darlings!

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Good Morning Darlings!

I hope you all are up and watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, like I am. One day I will get there in person, all bundled up in NYC. ¬†But not this year. This year we are hosting 6 friends for dinner and several more after dinner for drinks and dessert.

And I am feeling particularly lazy, so I am digging up a rerun from last year’s turkey day festivities here.

As for what I am grateful for this year, it is much the same as last year. The love of my amazing husband and number one best friend, Eric, our good health and that of our dogs and never last, our beloved friends that make every day a holiday. I love you.

And Glee! I am thankful for Glee. Could there be a more perfect television show? I think not.

You know I am grateful for you, too, yes? Because I am. You all are the greatest and make me want to blog every single day. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Next week, I have a very special giveaway to show my appreciation.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to The Warblers from Glee -Teenage Dream

Time to Wine

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Good Morning Darlings!

I trust by now you have the turkey thawing (or have made arrangements – perhaps with Black Tie Barbecue for one of their mouthwatering smoked turkeys? Call 404.840.9256 to see if they have just one more they can put aside for you. This is what I am doing this year…shhhh, it’s just between us.)

They are not fooling around here, y’all!
I have more fun inside!