Now moms here are some small tips to make the table look so pretty for the dinner.
You can go outside in your own back yard and pick up sticks and leaves and even nuts off the ground . Place those in an arranged way that suits your table and you. You also can ask the kids to walk to the neighborhood and look for these kinds of things. You can also make things like a turkey to hold something like flowers or things . All you do is take a cup and a paper plate or make a turkey with a poster board and bend it to where it will be folded down under like a L shape. Glue the paper cup or what ever you choose to make the body of the turkey and glue those two things together add a few things to make it look more like a turkey.
Places leaves around the house in bowls and add something that smells like Thanksgiving to you in with the leaves. Like cinnamon or vanilla extract.Place a few acorns,pecans or pine cones. Add a pumpkin big ones or small tiny ones.
Remember to put some of that good smelling stuff in the bathrooms and try and focus on the entrance way. Cook the pies near the end and the smell will waffle the house with aroma. Find a sheet if you don't have a table cloth and throw the leaves around the center of the table and grab those acorns,pecans, and pumpkins . One big pumpkin in center and a few little ones then if you want to you can add a pie pan with other things to look pretty in it.
I start my cooking around 7pm on Thanksgiving sometimes and then cook through the night and the rest I have to myself so I can get breaks. I start my cakes first and then pies . I make deviled eggs and place them in the fridge.Then I cut up my veggies that I'll need for things like my potato salad and my dressing and I keep some left over for other stuff I make. I make baked beans so I keep a little onion to the side for that and then with the eggs I keep about 6 to the side to go in that.
I make sure I have some snaky stuff so everyone stays away from the fridge filled with all of the good food. In my house when family shows up the first place visited is the kitchen. My brother has the thing about snagging a few of the deviled eggs. My sister will grab them for him and sneak passed me while I am stirring something. He says he is a diabetic and needs to eat before he passes out. O.o yeah well last I checked there is a store down the street and there are small snacks in the dinning room on the table . lol
Now that my daughter is old enough I let her come into the kitchen now to learn the traditional dishes we have so she can pass them on to her children. So far I have taught her to make the banana pudding and cakes . There are a few other things I let her do but not many.
My son is 17 now and he has a lot more things he has to do in the kitchen now. He bakes the cakes and I am starting him on pies this year. He also helps me watch things and cut things he also helps as a guard at the door to the kitchen to keep the pest of picker out. Trust me if you seen my son you would understand. He is 6'2 and stalky. ^.~
((( be right back ...pie is making a popping sound.))))
Okay they are fine. Just the tinfoil moving from the breeze the oven puts off. I love this oven, its huge and it cooks like a microwave but not. Has a digital timmer and well it's digital is what i was saying. Well I have to get back to my cooking and cutting before it gets to late. I am not cooking a lot cause I am going to my husbands aunts daughter's house for Thanksgiving. yays not cooking this year....wait theres Christmas still. V.V
Well annnnyyy ways I will see you all tomorrow. I will be looking in from time to time tonight. If You need to ask me something about cooking i will be here trust me. I will answer you right away. But after about 2 or 3 tionight I will be in bed. I will leave my sign on front page to let you know when and if I am on. If it says im offline then sorry . ^.^
Remember if you are having problems tonight with a recipe then ask me or something you need to know about cooking the turkey or whatever. Just leave a message either here at bottom or through my message box that goes to my yahoo account. I get those and send them back pretty fast. With that please let me know if ya need me. ^.~