Another shot with the photographer swapping out so that she could be in a photo too. We didn't get a photo of everyone... some had already left before the camera was remembered.
Everyone brought their Thanksgiving decorations. It's amazing how everything pulled together and made a very presentable show.
If we were feeding a group of men, you better believe there wouldn't be any table linens or china! We would stack the paper plates and provide plenty of paper napkins. When we serve ladies, we do like to go fancy.
Several of us have been shopping garage sales and resale shops. We have acquired several nice sets of dishes - most china. We've also found table linens at estate sales. Sometimes we bring in a few items to fill in when we run short. This event, we needed only bring flatware service for 6.
Some of the tablecloths came from our homes.
The banquet table presents a bit of a problem. No one has a tablecloth long enough. We merely covered each end with a white tablecloth and spread the autumn cloth across the center.
The menu...It is a bit hard to read. Relish tray, turkey breast, cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean bundles, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, vegetable medley,two different fruit salads, butter braid bread, (dessert is listed a few photos down).
Yes, we still have cookbooks available for purchase! Check the sidebar on the right. Recipes for some of the dishes we served came out of our cookbook. Recipes were provided for some of the other dishes with holes punched so that they would fit in the cookbook.
Some like it hot...our coffee gurus.
Some like it cold...after all this is Texas!
What is a dinner without good food?
Cheesecake, Pecan Pie, German Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin Trifle
Believe me...the leftovers were delicious!