Happy Thanksgiving! Our sister, Shruthi, and brother-in-law, Brian, host Thanksgiving every year. Brian is an extraordinary chef and prepared all the savory dishes while Archana baked the dessert. We are excited to share our celebration with you.
We began our meal with Robert Sinskey’s Abraxus and an assortment of cheeses, including brie, gruyere, manchego and blueberry goat cheese, walnuts, grapes, raisin crisps and crackers.
Our brother-in-law, Brian, is quite the chef. Every Thanksgiving his turkey, stuffing, veggies and cranberry sauce taste better and better. This year’s turkey was 16 pounds! Don’t worry if you have leftover turkey! You can always use the extra turkey to make turkey sandwiches or turkey chili.
This year’s selection of sides included: mashed potatoes, stuffing, brussels sprouts, roasted carrots and cranberry sauce.
The main star of Thanksgiving is the food. We kept our table decorations simple with some color-Fall elements in golden yellow, burnt orange and vibrant greens. We used Williams Sonoma’s botanical pumpkin and gourd tablecloths and napkins and Crate and Barrel’s wooden napkin rings. Inga of International Garden created the beautiful floral arrangements with mums, magnolia leaves and oak leaves.
Archana always bakes the dessert for holiday dinners. This year’s pie flavor was pecan. Her sous-chefs, Dylan and Keira, helped make the ice cream and whipped cream. We decorated the pie with turkey shaped pastries to give the dessert the extra Thanksgiving touch.
Happy Thanksgiving and cheers to the start of holiday season! If you missed our fabulous Friendsgiving, you can find it here.
“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”––Henry Van Dyke
Wow! I really love that table setting! It looks absolutely prefect! I’m gonna try to do that also.
Wow! I really love your food! It looks really delicious! Everything here is so perfect!
Thanksgiving is definitely meant to be a special time bringing family together and you certainly did this well. Aside from the food turning out great, the table and dining room looked devine. Such wonderful atmosphere and food…what a lovely occasion.
Wow I love how you have captured the essence of fabulous food at Thanksgiving. It really does look like the perfect spread.
Aaaahhhhh….this is when I remember I didn’t read your Thanksgiving article. I’m heading back there and returning here. Thanks for sharing, dearest twins!
I love everything on the table. Your celebration looks simple yet you made it very festive! I think its great that you host Thanksgiving every year
Ahh. something I love about Thanksgiving is the food. The pandemic has changed the way we celebrate things but the most important is we are with the people we love.
Wow, I love your setup and all the food. They all look so delish. Thanksgiving is so special for families. They bring people together and the food is just a reward.
Thanks for sharing all of your family memories ! Your food looks amazing! Please share all of the recipes to these yummy dishes!
Sounds like you had a lovely thanksgiving, with lots of great food and company. I still have yet to make a charcuterie board, and would love to give it a try. Those pies came out so cute!
Nothing is better than a family dinner , specially when the dinner table looks like this and the menu comes complimentary. Loved the ambience of your dinner set. Thanks for sharing!
I loved reading this! Thanks for sharing!
Everything looks so great! I hope you guys had a great time!
That turkey on that picture looks so delicious and so is the rest of your food. I can just imagine how yummy your thanksgiving was.
Wow, looks like a great holiday dinner! Your turkey is stunning and looks amazing, too!
Wow, the food makes my mouth water, and everyone was having a wonderful time. Happy Thanksgiving!