Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Hi Everyone! Wishing you a wonderful start to this holiday season with a very Happy Thanksgiving! May your table be surrounded with family, friends, wonderful memories, and of course good food! Times are hard in America right now, but each and everyone of us has something to be thankful for. Just look around, I know you’ll see something. (:

I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving. My son and his girlfriend will be here from Germany and she has never had the experience of an American Thanksgiving with all the traditional foods!

A cook I am not, but I try my best every Thanksgiving. I’ve never been one to whip up a homemade pie at the drop of a hat, or cook a magical dish that brings raves at the table. But I do know the basics. Set the table and decorate? This I can do. This I LOVE! And so I’ll get out the good china, clean the red glasses and make our table special for the occasion. I try to use what we have to decorate the table.


On the food front I have a thanksgiving coach this year! It’s my friend and Bunny Hill helper, Brigette! She’s a wonder in the kitchen…a chef like no other. I’m taking instructions from her. She’s suggested a menu, and somehow I talked her into actually making the pies! She went from offering to make the crusts to an offer of two pies. I’d be a fool to say no. So it’s pies a la Brigette!

Here’s the menu we came up with:

Don’t feel badly if your not having a vegetable display at your house. It’s actually a vegetable tray from Costco, but how could I write that on the menu? (:

So I’m off to start cooking. I’m doing as much as I can ahead of time. I’m sure I’m not alone.

Bitsy and Chelsea send their wishes for a happy thanksgiving too! Just wait until you see what they are having for thanksgiving dinner. Shhhh…don’t tell the vet.

Remember to add a comment to the last post. We have a drawing on Saturday!

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  • pdudgeon - wow! your menu looks wonderful, and i’m sure that the table settings will be lovely as well.
    welcome your special guest for all of us, and have a very bountiful Thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

  • My LIttle Family: - My pups will have a feast tmrrw as well. It’s nly a cuple times a year afterall. srry, i have a cmputer key that is sticking tnight.ReplyCancel

  • Candace - Happy Thanksgiving, Anne! Sounds like a wonderful meal! Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know you’ll eat well…the menu sounds delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - What a wonderful friend! I just finished making pies and cookies. Well, I made one pie, pumpkin and my daughter made the other, Toll House Cookie pie. Your menu looks fantastic and I would have done the same vegetable display sounds sooooo much better. Happy Thanksgiving!!ReplyCancel

  • CJ - Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
    The red glasses…swoon and gasp! I love ’em.
    What a lovely menu you have. I would love to here reviews and maybe get a recipe for the soup. Everything sounds DELISH!ReplyCancel

  • Lynette Anderson - Bitsy and Chelsea look as if they already know whats on their menu!
    I would love to be there with you to have a traditional American Thanksgiving it sounds wonderful. I look forward to seeing more pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Auntie Pami - Sounds like a good time will be had by all. Bitsy & Chelsea look like they're ready now! BTW, love, love the trims, I'm making my list now.ReplyCancel

  • from little acorns - Oh yea. . . the little puppers certainly do know that 'something' is up! Today we had the turkey soaking in the sink (defrosting) & Bailey just knew. . . I even found him napping on the rug in front of the sink!
    . . . they just know!
    Warmest Thanksgiving wishes to your whole household! ( . . & with what she is holding so gingerly between her paws, it looks like Bitsy has already started her treats! xoxo, BrenReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - Wow, sounds like you’re at a fancy spa having dinner! We’ll be eating the regulars, all plain, but still tasty. Have a happy thanksgiving Anne. Big hugs to you and the critters. xoReplyCancel

  • Irene B - I love your menu. Like Lynnette Anderson, I hope too to one day spend Thanksgiving with my American friends. It sounds like its a great celebration with good food and family and friends.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - Yowzers, it sounds like a Lean Cuisine description.
    : )
    Sounds wonderful really.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy K. - Happy Thanksgiving and throw a turkey leg to the pups…so cute.

    skalmeyer@neo.rr.comReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Happy Thanksgiving, Anne. Your menu looks wonderful! Give a hug to the pups – and a plate full of turkey! (Hugs)ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - The foods for dinner looks very yummy. Hope your Thanksgiving is joyful.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey - the menu looks marvelous. Can I come?? The dogs are adorable. We let our Golden, Bailey have a little plate of Thanksgiving dinner and believe me he doesn’t need it at 90 lbs..ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - The menu sounds great. I bet it was wonderful. Hope you had a Blessed Thanksgiving. love the pictures of the dogs…ReplyCancel

  • ozjane - It is really unfair what you folks do to our Aussie tummies and imaginations at this time of the year. Bad enough no snow at Christmas, but no thanksgiving as well………
    We have Australia Day in Jan and while it is being celebrated more than it used to, it is hot and does not have traditions of cooking, other than BBQ etc to go with it.ReplyCancel

  • Jilly in Idaho - Oh my, you even had a nice menu made up! At our house when they ask what were’re going to have I always just reply “food”. Of course we have the traditional fare for Thanksgiving but they never seem to remember. Silly people. :) And dressing up means putting on their shoes before dinner. But we eat on our good dishes and everyone sits a little taller and we give thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I hope your Thanksgiving was a beautiful day for you and your family. I enjoyed the fact that my family (consisting of two college kids along with a parent and grandparents)did not have to think hard and long for those gifts in life we are so thankful for. Hope the spanikopita was good we are having it tonight for game snacks. LouiseReplyCancel

  • Bonnie N - Oh Anne, better adopt Brigette before someone scoops her away! What a Heavenly Helper. Your menu sounds so great,I am printing it for our meal next year! I am thankful actually,for talent such as yours and other designers,so I can enjoy my precious sewing time so much and love every minute of making gifts for friends and family, knowing they will be much loved also. You can’t get that at Costco! I am one happy camper! How about making something festive from those beautiful trims for the pups?ReplyCancel

  • Mary's Cottage Quilts - Hi Anne!
    What an fancy feast – complete wit menus!! I was Glad to know your “veggie display” was a tray from costco… I was beginning to feel very unworthy!! :)
    Happy Holidays!
    MaryReplyCancel