Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend -- A Whirl of a Weekend

Thanksgiving really begins on Wednesday
When the house is tidied
And the guest room cleaned
For company is expected --

Daughter Sarah and her Andy

Fresh linens on the bed, fresh towels and a basket of toiletries
For sometimes things are forgot.

And always a vase of fresh flowers
on the night stand.
It's a tradition.

We were up early the next morning -- heading an hour south
for three of us participated in

A turkey trot
Not after turkeys
But a 5K run on Thanksgiving morning
Burn calories so you can eat more turkey!

Thanksgiving at Casa Punch in Neosho 

Many guests and several tables
This being the "if you remember Bonanza and Ed Sullivan" table

Guess where we sat?

A turkey dinner with all the trimmings, of course!

Friday, Daughter Sarah became chef in what is now a Thanksgiving tradition
The Friday after meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

This year it was Italian . . .

With an antipasta tray


A chicken bundle, bucatini (daughter Sarah's favorite pasta shape) and roasted cauliflower with bread crumbs, garlic and Parmesan cheese.

There were 16 who helped celebrate our anniversary
That was nice.

* * * * *

We said goodbye to our company this morning after breakfast.

They're headed back to Minnesota.

But they'll be back this way at Christmas.

We've got a turkey breast in the oven for our Sunday lunch
with most of the trimmings -- dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy and cranberry sauce

Sheets and towels are in the washer
So they'll be clean for that Christmas visit!

And we may poke around in the basement
And bring up some Christmas.

It's Sunday and I'm joining The Tablescaper  for Seasonal Sundays.


Pondside said...

That looked like fun, Martha!
I have been slowly putting away my fall decorations. There's just the fall wreath on the door now. Next weekend Christmas decorations will come out, but first I'll enjoy the comparative calm in a house devoid of seasonal glitz. A little breathing space to help me appreciate the colours of Christmas when they are finally on display.

Martha said...

Pondsie -- you're smart -- I like that idea especially since there is a WHOLE week of November left after our Thanksgiving!

Deb said...

That is one lovely guest room. I look forward to your Christmas decor. Hugs, Deb

Unknown said...

Beautiful guest room. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. We poked around in our basement each day since Thursday, bringing up a little at the time. All done now! :)
Have a good week!

acorn hollow said...

Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving
Happy Anniversary.

On Crooked Creek said...

Happy Anniversary, dear friend!!!
Linderhof's guest room looked so comfortable and refreshing!!! Glad you enjoyed a Thanksgiving Dinner out before having guests for a festive Italian Dinner for celebration!!!
Christmas will be upon us before you know it, dear one! I'll be watching for upcoming Christmas posts!!!