MPM ~ Nov 16th + Thanksgiving Table Decor
Hello everyone! I’ve got a fabulous new banner to bring in this Thanksgiving holiday season with for those living in the US. As you know here in Canada we celebrated Thanksgiving last month but I wanted to honor all my friends on the other side of the border. How this banner came to be has such a great story of giving behind it that I just have to share it with you. A couple of weeks ago I was cruising around blogland and stumbled across a lovely blog called Good, True and Beautiful and this post titled 30 Days of Giving. I discovered that Sharon is participating in Keeping the Kingdom First’s 30 Day Giving Challenge by giving away 30 blog buttons. I quickly left a comment and waited to see if I had made the list and was thrilled when I did. The result is the beautiful button above. I absolutely love it and a big thanks goes out to Sharon for donating of her time so generously to bless others like that.
So now on to last week’s recipe highlight. I just can’t recommend the Bake Chicken and Acorn Squash enough. It has been a Family Favorite for awhile now and it is SO good! I used all chicken thighs for mine.
The best part of any holiday meal for me is decorating the table. I really enjoy doing it and I love that it totally distracts from the meal (in my case that can often be a good thing :) ) I get most of my supplies from the dollar store and just get creative with it. My Thanksgiving napkin rings this year were simply cardboard leaves (from the dollar store) hole punched with a pipe cleaner put through to secure around the napkin. So easy but boy did they pop on the table.
For more inspiration, here are some other great ideas for table decor:
Candy Cups for the Thanksgiving table ~ @ Makes and Takes
Free Thanksgiving placecard printable ~ @ WM[squared] Designs
More Thanksgiving free printables ~ @ Living Locurto
DIY Beautiful Napkin Rings and Ornaments ~ @ Ribbonwood Cottage
I can’t wait to try a few of those myself!
Here is our menu for the week:
Monday: Two-Meat Spaghetti Sauce (new)
Tuesday: Crockpot Chicken Thighs (new) with rice and broccoli
Wednesday: Teriyaki Tenderloin (new) served with french fries and carrots
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Potato Carrot Soup with Goldfish Croutons (new) served with fresh homemade bread (bread machine)
Simple Supper Sunday
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections are here.