If you’re planning on giving fall it’s due, having a fall celebration or two is an absolute must do!
Thanksgiving has come and gone, but for us fall is very much still here. On Sunday we had our ‘belated’ Thanksgiving celebration. There were a few delays (because as I always say… LIFE) but what’s the best thing about this celebration was it was simple and easy to put together and we had my sister and brother-in-law at the house to help us get everything together.
We’d already made our Simple Floral Arrangements the day before, and my sister and brother-in-law had brought the roasted turkey that had already been sliced along with them.
My favorite part of the meal was without a doubt these sandwiches. We went with a rustic look, using brown lunch sacks that we’d cut down, tied them with twine and added a sprig of rosemary for an extra touch.
They are quite easy to make, since you just add your already prepared roasted turkey to your sliced ciabatta, pop them in the oven to get them nice a toasty before wrapping them up.
For those of you who are curious about the rustic wood ’rounds’ that we used to plate our sandwiches… we picked them up at Michael’s in the wood section.
Since everyone has their own preferred topping… we just made a platter of assorted cheeses (Cow, Goat & Sheep) that we’d picked up from Costco, our favorite Garlic Mayo, Mustard and Cranberry relish, onions, tomatoes and black olives.
For our salad we went with artisanal lettuces, red pears, walnuts…
Since quite a few of us have ‘dairy’ issues, we decided to try out a few flavors of the Daiya (vegan) macaroni and cheese. The standard cheddar and then a really delicious white cheddar and four cheese style with herbs. To give it a little something extra, we topped our mac with bread crumbs and popped them into the oven to finish them off.
We picked up these spiced pear and chocolate beignets from Lincoln’s Haberdashery. It’s our favorite flavor, and the perfect one for our final fall celebration.