Thanksgiving in the New House

When we first signed up to run a half on Thanksgiving Day, we figured we’d be spending the rest of the day eating Boston Market by ourselves. Luckily, Brad’s parents came to visit and helped us with the shopping, prepping and cooking, and even though we celebrated a day late, we ended up having our first real Thanksgiving in our new house.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Thanksgiving table with floral china and gold

I was thrilled to finally have a chance to use the china and flatware from our wedding registry. It’s seriously been sitting in our cabinet a year and a half without being used at all, and that ain’t right. I mean, look how pretty it is!

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Floral china

I believe this is the first time I’ve shared a picture of our new dining room furniture, too. Voila!

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Thanksgiving table

We had the table custom-made by Bassett. I’d had my heart set on rustic reclaimed wood, but we just couldn’t find a reasonably-priced one that we liked. This one has two leaves, so it can seat up to eight people (or maybe 10 – we haven’t tried yet), and it has a protective finish, and the dark wood does match our other furniture better. It’s for the best, really. We got the ghost chairs from Amazon, and I LOVE THEM. They are SO much more comfortable and sturdy than I thought they’d be – especially with the Ikea sheepskins.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Thanksgiving table with ghost chairs and sheepskins

I picked up the linen runner and napkins from Crate & Barrel, literally three days before Thanksgiving, because I am excellent at planning ahead.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Thanksgiving table with ghost chairs and floral china

The silver tray and the salt and pepper shakers are Michael Aram from our wedding registry. I love them.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Michael Aram salt and pepper shakers

You can tell I did a really good job ironing the runner.

Anyway, preparing the meal was a two-day team effort. Brad’s parents got us a new grill as an early Christmas gift, and Brad was massively excited to grill the turkey on it.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Brad grilling the turkey

I had no idea you could grill a turkey, but it came out amazing, so um, I guess you can.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Brad carving the turkey

The stuffing came from this recipe, and it was delicious. We piled it onto our giant platter (another last minute Crate & Barrel purchase) along with the turkey.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Thanksgiving turkey platter

We also made bacon-wrapped green beans, using this recipe. We made ours on a broiling rack instead of letting them cook in the bacon grease, and I think they suffered for it. But the bacon part was good!

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Bacon-wrapped Green Beans

The sauteed carrots with lemon and marjoram came from this recipe, and I thought they were pretty dank. (Do people still say dank?)

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Sauteed carrots with lemon and marjoram

The corn pudding and potatoes were both from family recipes.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Corn pudding and Chee Chee Potatoes

I was given permission to share the recipe for the corn pudding – which was SERIOUSLY INSANELY GOOD – so I’ll put that in another post if y’all are interested!

All this plus cranberry sauce (canned, duh) and gravy (jarred, duh) made for a pretty full table.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Thanksgiving table with food

And of course, we finished it off with apple pie, which Brad and his mom made from scratch, and blueberry pie, which I made from a box found in the freezer section. Yuuuup.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Apple and blueberry pies

It’s not Thanksgiving until you’ve Instagrammed a picture of your plate. Here’s mine!

Glitter and Goat-Cheese - Instagram Thanksgiving plate

We polled the table on what was the best dish, and while not everyone voted officially, I think the corn pudding may have won.

What was the best dish at your Thanksgiving table?

     

  • Layla

    Looooooooooove the ghost chairs so, so much.

    Also had no idea you could grill a turkey !!

    • http://www.glitterandgoatcheese.com Steph F.

      Thanks, Layla! 

  • http://alexinhighdef.blogspot.com/ Alex Hubbard

    That looks delish! And your home looks like it fell out of a catalog. Girllll love.

    • http://www.glitterandgoatcheese.com Steph F.

      Haha, what a catalog that would be — old wall-to-wall carpeting and unpainted Ikea dressers! :) Thanks, lady. 

  • Lauren Clark

    We make corn pudding every year too! Ours is super easy though. I love your china! I’m trying to decide if china will be worth it when I get a dining room.

    • http://www.glitterandgoatcheese.com Steph F.

      Oh, this one’s super easy, too! When I say recipe, I basically mean a list of five ingredients and like, three steps. :) It’s SO GOOD.

  • http://twitter.com/loverenovations Amanda

    The table/dining room look GORGEOUS and that food looks pretty amazing too!

    • http://www.glitterandgoatcheese.com Steph F.

      Thanks, Amanda! :)

  • http://www.bricolageblog.com/ Bri

    Wow! I am so impressed! It took some scrolling before I realized these photos came from your Thanksgiving and not a photoshoot! Seriously. So gorgeous. I especially love your china!

    • http://www.glitterandgoatcheese.com Steph F.

      Thank you! If it looks even half as good as your beautiful wedding tablescape, I’d be THRILLED!