I’m so grateful for my butter-half! We celebrated Thanksgiving twice, once as a Brunchgiving and second as a Thanksgiving for 2. Our parents weren’t in town and we are heading to Park city for Christmas. Since we cooked for Brunchgiving, we decided to keep Thanksgiving for 2 easy. We ordered some traditional bites from Whole Foods and created a beautiful Thanksgiving spread. We are excited to share our first Thanksgiving for 2 with you.
Thanksgiving for 2 Ideas: How to Decorate a Thanksgiving Tablescape?
Pour some gravy on me. Our beautiful Thanksgiving for 2 tablescape featured shades of orange, yellow, sage and white. We dressed the table with botanical pumpkin linens, serving bowls and serving dishes. The centerpiece included lots of pumpkins, a floral arrangement with white lilies and carnations as well as orange ranunculus and Pyracantha. Each place setting featured a yellow plate, a pumpkin plates, gold silverware, goblet glasses and a gold trimmed wine glasses. We also added chocolate turkeys at each place setting.
Thanksgiving for 2 Ideas: What Wine to Serve?
When there’s a wine, there’s a way. We served champagne and burgundy. We dressed up the wine with turkey and pumpkin wine toppers. Domaine Carneros Le Reve is a perfect way to kick off Thanksgiving for 2.
The Louis Latour Burgundy is a light wine to pair with turkey and Thanksgiving sides.
This wine is one of favorites for fall and holiday dinner.
Thanksgiving for 2 Ideas: What Food to Serve?
Gobble til you wobble. Cooking for two can be quite daunting. Since we already cooked for Brunchgiving, we decided to order Turkey and sides from Whole Foods. Talk turkey to me. Our 2 pound turkey breast was pre-cooked and all we had to do was pop it in the oven and reheat it for about 20 minutes.
Potatoes gonna potate. In addition to turkey, we got green bean casserole and mashed potatoes.
The green bean casserole was our favorite side.
Stuffing compares to you. We also got stuffing and cranberry sauce.
You pecan do it. We got a pecan pie for dessert. We sliced the pie and served it with vanilla ice cream.
It’s turkey time! We had a great time at our first Thanksgiving for 2. It’s easier to buy the turkey and sides vs. making everything from scratch for Thanksgiving for 2. As usual, we had more fun setting the table and decorating vs. cooking.
If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.Tony Snow