Friday November 2, 2012
Mmm, mmm! Do you smell that? That’s the smell of yummy Thanksgiving-inspired eats and treats coming out of your kitchen in your CB JENI Lifestyle Homes townhome. And with Thanksgiving around the corner, it?s time to pull out those festive fall decorations and start planning the perfect Thanksgiving Day menu.At CB JENI Lifestyle Homes, we have a few recipes and ideas that will have your guests leaving your townhome with holiday cheer (and full tummies) from a fantastic meal cooked by you:Recipes:Whole-Grain Stuffing with Apples, Sausage and Pecans- While it?s tradition to use your family?s stuffing recipe, give your ritual a healthy twist with a whole-grain stuffing recipe instead.Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Apples- Big fan of sweet potatoes? (Us too.) This holiday, give this classic side dish a creative spin that guests will go crazy for. A topping of caramelized apples not only makes for a gorgeous presentation, but it gives the dish some extra ?zing.?Chocolate-Toffee Pecan Tart:- Everyone loves chocolate. And chocolate and pecans in one pie sounds delicious, right? We thought so! Instead of baking the usual pecan pie, create a chocolate treat that even those sitting at the kids table will enjoy.Decorating:Table Setting:- Follow the rule of three; pick one element or color and repeat it three times. For example, pick an amber color to use for place mats, napkins and centerpieces. This will give your table an elegant look. Then, make it personal with personalized place settings. Use a card to tell each guest why you’re thankful for them. So sweet!Thanksgiving Buffet:- With all of your family and friends coming over for Thanksgiving grub, make serving dinner less stressful with a buffet. Center the buffet dishes around the main course. Add decorations that match your table setting?s colors and different levels giving a visual height.What other recipes and decorating ideas do you have for Thanksgiving? Leave a comment or let us know onFacebookandTwitter!