The Perfect Thanksgiving
November, 2015 · By Coryanne Ettiene
Thanksgiving has held so many remarkable family memories for me, and I know I am not alone when I say that there is a special place in my heart for Thanksgiving. This year my mother passed down the Thanksgiving torch to me, and it is an honor that is gifted in both sweetness and sorrow, but one that I will cherish always. When I think about the perfect Thanksgiving, I think of stained tablecloths, heirloom silver, treasured dishes, a mish-mash of chairs that assemble loved ones from across the globe, and that all important moment where fork takes to knife, and the carving commences. I think of old jokes that are only shared at Thanksgiving, and new ones that appear without a moments notice. I think of empty seats where loved ones once sat, and babies that have grown to become teenagers. I think of elaborate hand made flashes of delight that make it personal, and strong cocktails that make us giddy. I think of love. I think of food. I think of family.
I’m honored to be included in the first edition of the AOL Lifestyle collective magazine dedicated to hosting the perfect Thanksgiving. Grab your free copy here . Packed with an amazing line up of recipes, DIY and tabletop ideas from some of the best food and lifestyle experts from across the Web. Inside you’ll find my recipe for Mini Duchess Potatoes, my tips on How to Make Simple Syrups, plus my DIY tutorials on How to Dry, Paint and Preserve Fresh Acorns, and simple DIY Ombre Napkins.
From my family to yours, wishing you a Thanksgiving where perfection comes in those moments we did not plan for, the old dishes laid before us, the knowing glances made across the table, those remembered and those introduced, and for the happiness that comes from knowing that being thankful for family, and the food we share is the essence of the season.