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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Eve Tea

It's Thanksgiving Eve
A day usually spent in the kitchen
But we still take time for tea
(although an early tea today)

In the dining room
With the turkeys!

Spode Blue Italian is our tea ware of choice
And cookies for tea this afternoon

My cutout cookies
cut with the turkey cookie cutter
(which I've never used before)
And tail "feathers" sprinkled with red and orange sugars

Not my idea
No, I found similar turkey cookies in Minnesota
at Kolwaski's

Which made a perfect tea time treat one afternoon
when we visited last week

And I figured that they would be a new tradition
these Thanksgiving Eve Turkey Cookies
I knew I had a turkey cookie cutter
(one of those copper colored ones from the 50s -- perhaps it was Mother's -- I'm not sure
because I don't remember ever baking turkey cookies!)

I baked one batch and sent them off to Minnesota for the Grands.
Another batch today for tea.

I love the Eve days before the Holidays.


Pat said...

Homey and cute looking turkeys. Lucky grandkids! You take nice photos. Have a good Thanksgiving.

ellen b. said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bernideen said...

What a pretty table - cookies look wonderful!