i love when all joyous things are extended, so i'm totally doing a post on thanksgiving eve. and it really felt that way -- we were getting ready for the big day and enjoying showing my parents our new digs.
we went and got the last few ingredients (our local co-op meant almost everything we ate was grown withing 40 miles of our house -- i love that!) our fridge was stuffed! the funnies part of that was i didn't quite understand the quantity of greens i ordered. let's just say, we had plenty. because it was thanksgiving eve, we made a big pot of chili, some pumpkin cornbread muffins (we added the leftover pumpkin pie filling to a traditional cornbread recipe!), and these incredible kale crisps. for dessert, i couldn't resist these pumpkin & cream cheese sandwiches.
it was the perfect meal to fuel us for a long night of cooking to get ready for the big meal on thanksgiving. the most fun part was getting our new dining room ready. literally that day (cutting it close!) we had my parent's anniversary/birthday/christmas present to us installed: this chandelier. which i am: in. love. with. along with our emersonmade linens, my grandmother's silver and our simple white pottery barn dishes, it just felt like a table fit for such a meal.
next up, the big day!