Table Manners

The quote above is attributed to Charles Dickens and I totally agree! For our Thanksgiving dinner I choose a simple menu and included a bottle of Taittinger Champagne as our beverage of choice. 

After I put the ingredients for the crab boil in the pot, I set the table and munched on an oyster or two. The question of table manners came up when my daughter ask where the claw cutters were to crack the crab.

I explained that messy foods can be eaten with fingers at home or on the run, however they are eaten with fork and knife if part of a more formal meal. Since we were enjoying a family meal together I assured her she was safe and could navigate the soft crab. A few oysters later and two glasses of bubbly and the dinner was ready!

Everyone enjoyed the delicious meal with a few fingers, utensils, napkins on their laps and smile. I hope your Thanksgiving was as warm and wonderful as mine!

Always wear Joy!


Timeless Thankfulness 

Autumn is the time for me to adjust, rest and be thankful.  I take my cue from nature, as I watch my garden fade slowly into a rusty brown beautiful yet holding on to its essence. A cup of tea warms me as I read cards from loved ones who declare their thoughts of missing me. These precious messages warm my heart. 

Wishing I too, could be with my sisters, grandchildren and mother are gentle wish that will soon come to fruition. Until then I will be thankful for the memories that will never fade. As I take the time to saddle up the horse and engage in a moment of happiness it is a reminder to be grateful always. 

Life is full of color even when it appears faded and asleep. It’s just resting until the miracle of magic awakens our senses and then we shall see clearly again. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours! 

Live in joy!