Saturday, November 29, 2008

Our Celebratory Feast

As some of you well know, our Thanksliving was postponed in lieu of actual living. Well, we shared in our celebratory feast and subsequent antics this evening. Here are a few highlights and interesting asides.

The Table: All clearance, all the time! Vase-$3.99, salad plates .49 each, dinner plates .99 each, leaf plates 1.49 each.

The Spread: Hoppin' John, collard greens, bird (I'm sorry, bird.) winter blend vegetables, homemade gravy, mashed potatoes, baked sweet plantains, Brown n' Serve rolls, iced chocolate cake, and NY style cheesecake.

The Folly: 100,00 Pyramid on DVD- guess who won? You give up?! Surely you jest. Well, okay... The Pubescent One and I kicked their cheating (I saw some timer shaking going on) high-on-glucosides-and-tryptophan-heckling-festive asses. Who's your momma?! Tries to curb enthusiasm.

A Fascinating Fact: Morningstar Farms bacon strips have single-handedly restored my faith in the possibility that soul food can be cardiovascular-friendly. The greens, the Hoppin' John-slap yo' momma mouthwatering good madness!

In short, once again- late or not, we've put the fun in dysfunction! Until next time...



Ms. Bar B: said...

That was a good spread lady =). Look at me, speaking as if I was the dinner table with ya'll. Loved the table setting too, those leaf plates were too cute and very Fall =).

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

You set a lovely table! Love the little leaf plates (I collect them ; )

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Lovely table. I love china and glass and all those pretty things. However, when I visit the homes of others and they have plastic and styrofoam for a formal holiday it makes me cringe. Plus, I begin to feel like all is lost in the world, and mom and I are the only ones keeping up tradition. I am happy to see it lives in your house. Does it sound like I am sometimes a little disappointed when visiting the in-laws gatherings...and I didn't even mention the meat and pork everywhere making it hard for us to eat anything. Okay, vent over.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

The spread looks great. And all you had to do was ask me about Morning Star's bacon. It tastes close enough to the real thing - during my pregnancy I survived on fakin' BLT sandwiches.

High Desert Diva said...

You did your Thanksgiving feast justice. Everything looked yummy.

Love all your bargain finds!

nicaeli said...

what a great feast! Love the pics, now I'm hungry!

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Guess what. This post inspired me to make a delayed Thanksgiving dinner, since dinner at the in-laws was not great.

We ate our feast tonight. It was great and satisfying. Thanks for the idea.

fly tie said...

fabulous. :-)

i like how conservative and intimate the setting looks.

i didn't partake in any feast this past holiday and haven't cooked in a week, but this post has got me wanting to get in there and whip up a nice lil spread. much like jewelry rockstar, i've been inspired!!!!

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