Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving

Well even though it's not officially Thanksgiving here yet, our family had it a week early because the Sis-in-law is away this week in Hawaii (lucky duck).  So we had the family dinner last Friday night.  I was in charge of two things.

1.  Decorations & setting the table
2.  Finishing off and presenting the desserts.

Mom had bought the table clothes and placemats and plates, and the rest was up to me.  A trip to Walmart, and $30 later this is what I came up with...

I did the leaf deco on the name tags, the napkins & the floral arrangement.

And then we got to eat all of this...

For the desserts, I had to do three things.  First was the little chocolate cakes.  They were cut in half and we put a chocolate ganache in the middle, then whipped cream on top with chocolate shavings.  Second was the Raspberry Cheesecake squares which is that huge platter.  We put them in the patty cases, and drizzled them with raspberry sauce and put a raspberry on top.  And then thirdly was the pumpkin tarts on the other side of the table, we just had to put the filling in, squirt it with cream and drizzle some butterscotch sauce on top.  Everything tasted amazing.

It was nice to do a little bit of crafting, and to finish off the desserts. 

That's all for now!

Christy

6 comments:

The Clip Cafe said...

You should go into business doing that! Start up your own catering and decoration business! It all looks really nice :-)

Betty Anne said...

Wow the table looks amasing and the desserts so yummy.
Thank you so much for posting my blog candy, good luck in the draw. I have become a follower of your blog also.

Luz said...

I loved their work and ideas! These dishes look delicious! Congratulations!
I will continue to monitor, kisses *

eva mei and me said...

Wow Christy what a beautiful table - it looks so professional - bet it all tasted good too !!!!

Jan said...

Your chocolate cakes look delicious! Great leaf deco on the name tags, too..beautiful table setting! Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog and I'm following you, too!

Corrie said...

yuuuuuuuuuuuuuum, that is some spread you have there! it looks gorgeous!

corrie:)