Do you have the blues this Thanksgiving?
I am NOT a fan of blue and white. I know, there are many of you who love it, and I'll get nagged about it, but it is just not me. Two exceptions, I do like turquoise and aqua because they have green in them. I've gotten most of the blues out of my house except for these English transferware turkey plates made by Cauldon. I just have not been able to sell them yet. I'm hanging on. They are in perfect condition which is rare. I'm really not a fan of themed novelty items on the table such as Santas and Easter bunnies, mostly because they sort of look trendy. Using these turkey plates and green glass turkeys is the exception to my no-novelty rule. So I try to keep it at a minimum and seek alternate ways to get a theme across.
I use these turkey plates for Thanksgiving breakfast only. Mr. Swede carries on his family's tradition of fried oysters for breakfast on Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings. White charger is by Anna Weatherley.
For breakfast, I put fruit salad in the turkeys with a white cream cheese sauce. But for the main Thanksgiving meal, I have identical amber glass ones which I fill with gifts selected for each guest. I will show those in a subsequent post.
The cream cheese sauce is 2Die4. Equal parts Philadelphia cream cheese and sour cream, plus white sugar and vanilla. That easy. Let it sit overnight to meld the flavors. I am so tempted to eat it right out of the bowl by the tablespoons full when nobody is looking!
Hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving morning.