Today I’m sharing a few ideas for Thanksgiving, in case yours is going to be small and casual like ours is. Over here in Germany, restaurants are closed except for takeaway and our in-home gatherings are limited to a maximum of ten people from two families, so we’ll probably celebrate with a traditional meal at home followed by games, movies, and a long walk.
For those of who you have asked about our “lockdown light,” schools are open five days a week as they have been. German schools closed down for a few weeks last spring but were back in session full-time before the summer break. My husband goes into work daily and all businesses are open except restaurants, bars, hotels (unless they get an exception because they host business travelers), concert halls, theaters, and gyms. Brothels are closed (yes, they’re legal here). Churches are open.
Knowing that we’ll be sticking close to home, I put together a few key items to order to ensure a cozy Thanksgiving.
Clockwise from top left:
| Paper plates | Crackers/Poppers | Turtleneck | Loafers | Blazer | Bathrobe | Turkey Brine |
I picked two camel colored tops because that’s such a fall color, in my opinion. The leopard loafers are comfortable yet stylish, and I just wore out a pair of leopard ballet flats so am in need of a replacement. I also link to a pair of leopard heels below if you’re dressing up a little more, or to that cozy bathrobe if you’re dressing down!
If you’re setting a fancy table (I probably will), then the Thanksgiving crackers are always a favorite with our family. If you want to just toss the dishes, I linked to a cute set of paper plates with matching napkins and dessert plates.
Last but not least, whether you’re roasting, frying, or grilling your turkey, brining it for a few days ahead of time ensures that it will be so juicy and good. If you’re a newbie at brining, this brining blend is a must!
If you want to see our older Thanksgiving posts, just visit this link.
Thanks for stopping by!
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