Archive for November, 2010


Getting ready to host our first Thanksgiving!

What better holiday could there be for a domestic diva?  It combines, baking, cooking, and decorating(the table) all in one holiday.  Not to mention lots of friends and family.  This year, since we now have a house, we decided to host thanksgiving.  We are keeping it somewhat small (8 people), which is nice for a number of reasons.  First, it will be more intimate, second, it is less stressful, and third, our table seats up to 8 people.

First, the most important part…the food!  Here is the menu I have put together with the help of some family members:

thanksgiving menu

You may be wondering what Texas Smoked Turkey is doing in DC.  The New York Times recently published an article, “A Spicy, Smoky Holiday Turkey” which was in turn read by my husband’s grandmother, who then decided we needed a Texas bird of our own, so she ordered one and it arrived on our doorstep yesterday.  I opened the box and felt like I was opening the door to the smokehouse as the aroma wafted out.  The bird is now sitting in our fridge, and I can’t wait to try it tomorrow.

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