Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Blessings to All Of YOU!!

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As most of you know my Thanksgiving day arrangement is in a 4ft.6in. wood box. We stained it dark walnut, and I stenciled one end of the box with the word Blessing. What is hard to see in the pictures is a black strap bracket at each corner, top and bottom. It is a really nice touch and adds to the rustic feel.

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I used fresh rosemary to add a touch of green on the plates. The fragrance is wonderful.

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As you can see from this picture I used fresh, pumpkins, limes and artichokes, mixed with greenery from the park and curly willow.

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I  chose to use pewter candlesticks this year with simple cream pillar candles.

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We all have more blessings than we can even number. I am so thankful to have my wonderful family and friends. God has been very gracious to me and I am truly thankful to him.

I hope that each and every one of you have a blessed Thanksgiving, and that you can eat all you want without one ounce of weight gain!!! Now, that would truly be a blessing wouldn't it?

“Enjoy the Process!” Of:

Counting your blessings!!


A Little Sneak Peek Of My Thanksgiving Table Setting

I thought I would give you a sneak peek of one of the elements on my table…….

If you take this……….

and this…………..

add this……….

....Then mix it up in Kathysue’s brain, you will get this………

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Just a little sneak peek of my table setting! I promise more pictures later.

Kathysue is reallllly, “Enjoying the process!”

Come back later to see  the next installment!!
I will be adding  little sneak peeks throughout the day on this post!


Easy Last Minute Dessert For Thanksgiving

Today is crunch day!! I know we are all busy tying up loose ends for the big feast tomorrow.

I have been busy setting up the dessert table and  the hors d’oveures table. I also have all my serving dishes out with their little post-it notes that tells my helpers what will go in each dish. I put  the utensils needed for each dish inside the dish.

After I get all of these platters and bowls out I put them on the chair seats and they are neatly tucked away under the table until I need them tomorrow. I just don’t have the counter space to have everything sitting out.

I have found this little routine very helpful in the entertaining process. There is nothing worse than having to dig deep into the cupboard in a compromising postion to find that big platter you use twice a year while your guest are standing there watching you!

I have an easy little dessert I am going to make that not only will taste delicious but it will also make the house smell yummy.

I thought if any of you need a quick fill-in dessert this would be a good one.

Pumpkin pie pudding! The best part of this dessert is it is cooked in the crockpot. Can you imagine the wonderful sweet fragrance that will be in your home. It is like pumpkin simmering potpourri and dessert all in one!!! I love that!!

Ingredients for Crock Pot Pumpkin Pie Pudding:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Bisquick
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine (melted)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • whipped topping (optional)

Preparation of Crock Pot Pumpkin Pie Pudding:

  1. In a large bowl mix together the first eight ingredients.
  2. Transfer to crock pot coated with Pam.
  3. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours.
  4. Serve in bowls with whip cream, if desired

I am busy chopping and slicing and mixing today!!
I promise I will have my table posted between now and tomorrow!! I am on my way out to the park to cut fresh greens.

The only down side of using fresh produce and fresh greens is you have to wait until the day before the festivities to finish the centerpiece.

I hope you are all,” Enjoying the Process!!” I know I sure am.