Because I live in a small apartment there is no way I could host Thanksgiving dinner for my whole family. One day I'll be able to host my own large gathering, but until then I'll practice by setting a table and cooking for two. Being that it was the first weekend in November this past weekend, I was in a Thanksgiving kind of mood.
Now, I hardly ever cook. So when I told the husband I was making him a nice Thanksgiving style dinner he was excited. To start, I got out some never-been-used-before wedding gifts, a few thrifting finds that I had long forgotten about, a scrap of burlap from my fabric stash and got to work creating my own Thanksgiving table.
Yesterday was the first time I used many of the items on my table. Case in point:
1st time using the gold bamboo flatware (close to 3 1/2 years after I bought it, wtf?!?)
1st time using the beautiful monogrammed napkins Stephanie gave me for my wedding (1 1/2 years later. Thank you Stephanie, I LOVE them)
1st time using the water goblets I registered for (2 years later)
I was going to pull out my wedding China, but crawling under my bed to pull out dusty boxes of china was not happening. They are going to have to wait a few more years at this rate.
Anyway, dinner came together and turned out better than I anticipated. I don't eat meat, but I am a good wife and made it for my husband. This is his plate
Pistachio crusted chicken over a bed of stuffing, roasted asparagus, and roasted acorn squash.
An apple tart.
We inhaled it before I could get a good photo of it with the vanilla ice cream.
All in all it was a delicious dinner. My hubby was very happy to have a nice home cooked meal and I was happy to make the table look pretty for the first time in years. I really should do this more often!