Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Reflections

Thanksgiving Reflections

La Familia Scribe added a wee touch of Martha Stewart to our holiday table yesterday. The hollowed-out gourds at each place setting hold votive candles. Saw this cute touch on TV~Kathy Lee & Hoda, I believe. Acquired the lillies & sunflowers at the local grocery store, on sale. The china & silverware are mine.

The antique spinning wheel in the corner, though, isn't a Scribe concoction at all. It's the real deal. Mr. Fairway's grandmother brought it all the way from Norway when she immigrated at the turn of the last century.

Of course, we ate too much & now our fridge is overflowing with food-stuffed Tupperware. If anyone has a couple of good recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers, please send them this way!

39 comments:

miss jo said...

Love that TG table !
Can't get enough of those mini pumpkins (I think Martha uses them as soup bowls)...I'm so lousy with leftovers. We make loads of sandwiches, sometimes open face with gravy. Boring.

quilly said...

Just my favorite sub sandwich -- turkey meat, stuffing and cranberry sauce!

Vodka Logic said...

Non too original but I love a turkey sand with stuffing, mayo, cranberry sause and a smidge of gravy on white bread..yum

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You've told us about the table settings and decorations, butg I'd like to know more about that spinning wheel sitting in the corner. What's the story? I'm sure you can spin us a good yarn!

Fierce said...

I love the table setting, it looks so cozy and reminds me of big family dinners... Sorry, no TG leftover recipes from me, but it sounds like you enjoyed the actual meal.
:D
xoxo

Tara R. said...

It's a lovely Thanksgiving table setting. Nicely done.

For recipes... I love this site http://allrecipes.com. It has a Tex/Mex Turkey Soup that sounds delish.

Em said...

The table looks gorgeous!! Nicely done indeed, all you creative folks.

I'm with Magical though, I want to hear more about the spinning wheel - love it.

Alexandra said...

Your table looks fantastic!
And I love the spinning wheel too. How lucky are you to have such a precious heirloom in your house?!

As for the leftover recipes, I have no idea. But if you're a Friends fan, you could make Ross's turkey sandwich, with the extra slice of bread in the middle, soaked in gravy. The moist maker! :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a lovely table!!

Today for dinner, I'm going to bake a French loaf (refrigerated roll), then cut in half. Mix diced up turkey with BBQ sauce and place on bread, and top with some mozzerella cheese. Place in oven til cheese melts! BBQ turkey French loaf pizza! Easy peasy!

Sarah Brown said...

The table is beautiful! Glad it was a good day.

Helen McGinn said...

Oh, how gorgeous. I'm glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner, I'm sure I have a great Turkey leftover recipe, I'll look it out and post it tomorrow. xx

Lucy said...

Your table looked great! No recipes. I have gotten much better at making just the right amount and we only have Turkey leftover and we like palin old sandwiches.

awarewriter said...

How very appropriate. I like this one a lot. You must have had a wonderful Thanksgiving feast at this elegant table. Leftovers? We're just going to nuke 'em today and enjoy the same fare as yesterday -- without all the cleanup.

Susie said...

Gorgeous table!!

Check out a good recipe on my blog today:-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful post!
Happy weekend reflections,
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Tracy P. said...

Beautiful! I had fun taking pics of our table too--it was more kid friendly than yours. There will be time for elegance later. :-)

Post those leftover recipes if you get them!

Tracy P. said...

Check this out, Melissa. How to Use Turkey Leftovers

Carolyn Ford said...

Lovely table setting...the warm colors show so beautifully. The light reflection in the plate is outstanding! Gorgeous!

Anya said...

I love your table
it looks BEAUTIFUL :-)
Great reflection !!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful holiday table!
xoxo

Riet said...

That is a nice reflection on the plate. Lovely table

mbkatc230 said...

Your table looks lovely, and the reflection in the dinner plate is perfect. Kathy

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Nice photo, like the reflection and the angle of the shot.

My Mum always used to make Homemade Turkey Soup from the Bones.

Now I am hungry

Quilt Works said...

What a nice table! I can picture it full of wonderful Thanksgivings food!


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Clix said...

I would like to suggest that you didn't eat ENOUGH, otherwise your fridge would not be so full! ;D

Isn't it lovely to think of all the wonderful reasons to be thankful??

Yaya said...

ORANGE!

Michele said...

The table looks great! I have a stuffed 'fridge, too...it will be many weeks of turkey stew, turkey noodle soup, turkey casserole, turkey sandwiches....

Thérèse said...

A very nice touch indeed for Thanksgiving. I can read that you have received already a large number of ideas for the leftovers... :-)

Stine in Ontario said...

Martha Stewart to the rescue! :)

Sarah said...

lovely table. we have a restaurant called 'spin a yarn' here and it has a spinner framed on the wall. love that antique stuff! i try to give away as much leftover as possible, so i don't have to deal with it.

Quasi Serendipita said...

I love the votive holders; simple, but very effective. And I am very impressed that you have sunflowers on the table at this time of year, you must have very greeen fingers!

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Lovely Thanksgiving reflections ... beautiful table setting ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Melli said...

Yea... we don't tend to "do" anything with the leftovers except just re-do the orginal meal - except in fewer items at a time. And then I usually DO make turkey soup. I'm not really big on turkey sandwiches -- not THAT kind anyway. Turkey lunch meat is my favorite though! LOL!

Anyway... it's a lovely reflection!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I like the colour scheme of the table, the reflections are nice too

Dimple said...

Lovely table. I love turkey soup: boil the carcass, pick off the meat & put it back in the pot with the broth, add left over gravy and cut up onions & celery. Cook till the vegies are almost done, add noodles & cook till everything is tender. Make a big pot!

Julie said...

Love the light and colour of your Thanksgiving table. The glow from the gourds warms the entire room.

The spinning wheel from Norway is a wonderful heirloom to pass on down the family line.

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

lovely table indeed..

hope you had great time..

Chef Kar said...

Lovely table ~ I like the reflection of the pine needles on the tabletop. Pretty.

~Kar

My first effort: Weekend Reflection ~ Mussolini's Rome

Carla said...

Beautiful!!! Love the spinning wheel! Wow!! (and I loved your turkey limerick:)

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