Thanksgiving | The Geneva Convention: Thanksgiving

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Thanksgiving Centerpiece

So, under normal circumstances, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. This year it was a little rough. Laura's absence (and its aftermath) has left a big hole in our family, and I was dealing with a personal crisis to boot, so this Thanksgiving often felt a little more like a struggle than a celebration. Nevertheless, we had delicious food and a gorgeous table. It looked and tasted beautiful even if in other respects it paled next to former years.

Thanksgiving Tablescape
Thanksgiving Table Setting

We wanted to bring in plenty of color to the table, so we used blue wine glasses, gold in the remaining settings and linens, and the place cards I DIYed last week. We served appetizers of apple gruyere crostini, and for dinner, all the traditional elements (turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, creamed corn, mashed potatoes, and gravy) as well as a few less-traditional items: massaged kale salad and our family's famous squash biscuits, cut this year to look like little pumpkins.

Thanksgiving Squash BiscuitsThanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

Dessert was pie, obviously. I eat one slice of pumpkin pie a year, always on Thanksgiving, and it always looks like this (I don't like pumpkin pie that much). If that nauseates you, don't worry. It looks a little gross to me now, too, but I can guarantee I'll crave it again in roughly eleven months.

Irish Cream in a Chocolate Mug

We rounded out the night with some Irish Cream in these beautiful little edible chocolate mugs! They're about the size of a shot glass and so adorable, we couldn't resist them.

So, here is to giving thanks and making the rest of the holiday season the best it can be. Now that it's December I really need to get a move on for Christmas!


  1. Oh my goodness, those squash biscuits are adorable.

    1. Aren't they? Entirely down to my mother's Pinterest fantasies but they came out really well.


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