How to set a Thanksgiving table

Posted November 17th, 2010 in Serving with Style

Pottery Barn leaf plate

Do you know how to set a Thanksgiving table? If not, I’m here to help!

A good cook always thinks about presentation, and these plates would make any Thanksgiving table look lovely.  (Maybe you could create a Thanksgiving Jello mold with Oregon Canned Fruit, or a simple pumpkin soup. As for salads, this bacon and sweet potato salad from Family Fresh Cooking looks delicious.)

Here’s a hint if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year: assemble one table setting a few days before the actual holiday. Take a digital picture on your phone. Then, gather your teen age kids for a brief tutorial on how to set the Thanksgiving table. When you’re busy and stressed on Thanksgiving morning, send the digital photo to your teens’ phones with a little reminder to “get started!”  You’ll get your table setting done right (hopefully) so you can focus on basting, chopping, mixing and stressing.

{If you love the leaf plate and bowl combo, you can  purchase the set at Pottery Barn. Sets of four salad plates are $40, and dipping bowls are $24 for a set of four.}

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