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Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Harvest Table

Are you the one with dibs on Thanksgiving dinner this year? If so, decorating the table with a festive flair is one of the easier parts about preparing the entire feast. Lately, one of my favorite crazes has been collecting glass canisters. What makes these jars perfect for entertaining is your holiday guests have eye candy without the large Hors d'Ĺ“uvre platters or messiness. Plus, putting out snacks like dried fruit and nuts guarantee there is something to nibble on without spoiling one’s appetite for the main spread.

If you want to put your guests on a diet prior to the sit-down, you can always fill the canisters with dried seed heads from your garden or create your own potpourri with lavender, sage, spearmint, wintergreen ….there are a host of things that may still be growing in the herb patch.

So don’t stress the set-up for the harvest table. Make it simple but colorful. Leave time to spend with your family or guests. Andrew Weil gives us a head-start on Thanksgiving inspiration, a favorite holiday for the foodie. “Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food.” Make your feast wholesome and stress-free. Remember to go local if you can ….root for the home team – our farmers.

Top image of colorful jar filled with Potpourri (From the Internet)
Below image - one of my glass jars filled with pretzel sticks. You can do something more colorful like M&M's or Candy corn (From my phone -professional photographer unavailable)

P.S. Not responsible for hands stuck in the cookie jar!
And don't forget to post your favorite table decorating ideas.

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