Southern Thanksgiving Readiness

Submitted by Christi

Well, I think we are almost ready. The table is set, the turkey is thawing, the house is clean and Mama is here and we will be spending the day Wednesday cooking and making the final preparations. The rest of the family will arrive late on Wednesday and we will start the party!

I am so thankful to get to spend Thanksgiving with my family this year. The past couple of years, my husband and I have not been able to make it to the big family parties but this year, it is coming to us!

Even the sky is joining in the preparations by inspiring us with it’s beautiful color.

a beautiful sunset.

a beautiful red sunset.

We have pilgrams and turkeys.

We have pilgrams and turkeys.

Pumkins aplenty.

Pumkins aplenty.

The big table is ready

The big table is ready

Even the outdoor table gets decorated!

Even the outdoor table gets decorated with red!

I saw this Thanksgiving poem and liked it:

More Than A DayAs Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we’re poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We’re wealthy, when push comes to shove.So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you’ve got;
Realize it’s a lot,
And you’ll make all your cares go away.

By Karl Fuchs

Okay, I’m going back to enjoy visiting with Mama! See y’all for Tablescape Thursday!

A little outdoor red for Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Daydreamer and Rednesday! with It’s a Very Cherry and today’s lagniappe is a great idea for Crockpot Wedneday with Dining with Debbie.

Today’s Lagniappe: Crockpot Artichoke Spinach Dip
Something to enjoy while the turkey is cooking.

* 1-1/2 cups frozen cut leaf spinach
* 14 oz. can marinated or plain artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
* 1/2 cup purchased Alfredo sauce
* 1/2 cup mayonnaise
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1/8 tsp. pepper
* 1-1/2 cups shredded Havarti cheese
* 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
* 1 (6-ounce) can crabmeat, drained, if desired

Thaw spinach and drain well, pressing to remove water. Chop spinach and combine with rest of ingredients in a 2 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting for 2-3 hours. Serve with crackers, toasted French bread, carrot sticks, and celery sticks. Serves 8


20 Responses to “Southern Thanksgiving Readiness”

  1. darnold23 Says:

    Have a fantastically wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope yours is every bit as blessed as mine!

  2. RobinW Says:

    Everything is beautiful, and the recipe looks great. I love your table. My Grandmother used to have a very large table like that that we decorated. I always loved it. I couldn’t decorate ahead these days – I have two cats that would land in the middle of it!

  3. Carol @ Old Glory Cottage Says:

    The big table looks wonderful! And so does the red one outside. So happy for you that you get to spend Thanksgiving with your family!
    Happy Rednesday and Thanksgiving!

  4. Gloria Says:

    Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family….Hugs and smiles Gl?ria

  5. Yvonne Says:

    Christi, Thanks for the great artichoke dip. This one sounds quite easy.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving and enjoy for family

  6. Dottie Says:

    Hi, Christi, it’s Dottie. Everything looks beautiful, of course. Tell your Mama and my uncle “hi,” and y’all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  7. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove Says:

    All of your holiday decorations look beautiful and your table is set so pretty!

    hope you have a wonderfl Thanksgiving!

  8. Sandi Says:

    My heavens you are so well organised…places already set!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Sandi @ Bearlysane

  9. Heidi Says:

    Looks like you’re all set for a festive holiday! I envy the big family gatherings everyone is having, there will only be eight of us here, but none from my side. Ah well, growing up with only the immediate family (no other relatives), I am happy that there will be 8 people celebrating together now. But I do fantasize about having many more gathering round the table some day in the future!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  10. Joyce M Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! It looks like you are ready to party at your place. Everything outside and inside is decorated in autumn colors. Have a blessed day.
    Joyce M

  11. Rosidah Abidin Says:

    Wow, I can see that you are ready! Beautiful holiday decoration. I hope you have a great time.

  12. luna miranda Says:

    happy Thanksgiving! i love your outdoor table setting.

  13. Sandi Says:

    Hi Christi,
    Everything looks wonderful! Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving and a Happy REDnesday!


  14. Maggie Says:

    It all looks gorgeous, I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Mama’s there, so it’s bound to be good.

  15. Kathy Says:

    Looks like you are ready to have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Your table is gorgeous, and I’m so happy that you get to enjoy the day with family!

  16. SueLovesCherries Says:

    That sky is sooo beautiful! I’m glad the pilgrims are joining you for dinner this year! Your table looks so inviting – like a Norman Rockwell picture. I’m sure you will have a most memorable day tomorrow!

  17. angie Says:

    love that picture of the sky as well as the thanksgiving decor

  18. Stine - Canada Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving with your family!

  19. jayne Says:

    Looks so warm and inviting!

  20. Eileen Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!! Wonderful photos. LOvely tablescape.

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