Food and Entertaining Special. Welcome to our Holiday Food & Entertaining Spectacular featuring our list of Must Haves for the Season. Liz, Lian and Julie share their favorite food memories and traditions and we hear from listeners about what foods and rituals mean the most to them. Urban Nana brings the advice about finding a spot for all generations in the kitchen. And Liz has a fun game you can play at the table: Name the Top 6 Reasons People go the ER on Thanksgiving.
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Must Haves for the Season:
Gnome Place Card holders from Harry & David. These heirloom quality figures are just the cutest and they have a secret. Inside of each little Gnome is a chocolate truffle. (I believe in chocolate at any point in the meal on certain days…) My kids would have loved these when they were little, a special little something on the table every year. Great gift for a new little family. Six Gnomes and two rounds of truffles.
Festive Small Plates for the Season. I’m a believer in small plates! I like to eat these things that come on small plates: appetizers; salads; desserts. And I love the way they plates can make a table look special, even if your regular china is just white. I have a Twelve Days of Christmas set that I sue from Thanksgiving to New Years Day. Below is a round-up of great plates I found that would be a festive addition at any table. Great gifts.
12 days of Christmas modern/fun from Anthropology
!2 days From Pottery Barn
Flexible non-holiday specific but festive plates from Pottery Barn in Red or Blue
Big selection at William sonoma
Pier 1-- super cute/festive by not holiday specific
Fresh Aprons, Oven Mitts & Dishtowels! Who doesn’t love appreciate some fresh linens and kitchen accoutrements at the holidays—or any time really. It makes for a festive kitchen crew and a themed food prep and clean up.
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Or check out the selection at Minted. I love the city specific toiles: Atlanta, Chicago, NYC, SF, Texas .
I don’t like to be too on the nose with my holiday décor, so I like Stuff You Don’t Totally Have to Put Away after the holidays. I’m into Gold and a red you can live with like Pomengranate, not Santa hat red. My go-to Holiday Shop is Crate & Barrel.
For my house in Oregon, Lian gave me some Woodland Creatures from Pier 1 a few years ago. Hooper and I both like them, so I’m thinking of adding a few more this year, like this decorative Hedgehog.
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