|Brownie the Dalmatian thinks this post-holiday table is even better|
than the one for Thanksgiving, since brownies are on the menu (even
though she knows that her namesake is a forbidden food for dogs!)
I loved the turquoise, brown, and orange color combination on my Thanksgiving table so much that I decided to do one more variation for fall before moving on to the winter holidays. This idea made sense to me because rethinking the original table setting fit in with the rethinking of leftovers from Thanksgiving for the menu for this table. Both table and menu are simplified and streamlined for an easy and casual meal after the big feast. I think I may even prefer this version. Who says that Thanksgiving has to be a long and complicated production when a fast and simple meal could be just as enjoyable? Maybe turkey chili will be on our table for next year's Thanksgiving celebration!
|Dark brown wooden bead placemat; turquoise round woven placemat; speckled brown dinner plate (made in Japan, no manufacturer); glazed dark terra cotta chili bowl (no manufacturer); Mossy Oak Fox Dessert Plate; faux wood-handled flatware; rust-colored napkin; turquoise Artland Iris Goblet; autumn leaves table runner from HomeGoods this year.|
|My big pumpkin-shaped soup tureen holds the chili for this meal.|
(This is the only photo where the colors came out looking right, as
there was too much sunlight streaming in from all other angles!)
Once again the menu features southwestern flavors. Our Chili-Rubbed Roast Turkey Breast from Thanksgiving would have been perfect here, but we love turkey sandwiches so much that we never have leftovers to use up!
Late Autumn Menu:
*If you have leftover turkey, substitute 2-3 C. of diced turkey for the 1 lb. of ground turkey called for in the recipe.
**For Mexican Brownies, add 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne or spicy chili powder to the recipe.
Of course we had the candy from Thanksgiving left over (we did have a whole pumpkin pie to eat, after all!), so the Pumpkin Paws tin made a return appearance to decorate the table.
|From The Stuff Makes Me Happy|
This table is a my fond farewell to fall -- now on to winter and Christmas décor!