Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE a good tablescape. I love creating them, I love dining at them, I love everything about them. While Thanksgiving has come and gone here in Canada and I’ve moved on to Christmas tablescapes (I can’t wait to show you what I’ve come up with!!!); in honour of America Thanksgiving, I thought I would pull together some of the most inspired tablescapes from around the web to spark creativity and excitement for setting your own Thanksgiving or Christmas table.
Happy Thanksgiving to my American Friends!
Truth be told I have never hosted Thanksgiving dinner or cooked a turkey for that matter. While the thought of it overwhelms me to nearly the point of paralysis, I think I would like to attempt it … one day. Today is not that day. So instead I offer to help with the sides or sweets, and one of my favorites is Cranberry Sauce. It’s so easy to make and I love experimenting with flavours.
In an effort to change things up and exercise portion control, this year we’re celebrating Thanksgiving with individual mason jar Pumpkin Cheesecakes. While I’m only half joking about the portion control, I just knew I wanted to do a dessert in these darling mini mason jars when I first spied them. And these cheesecakes are the perfect Holiday treat for them, light, fluffy and bursting with seasonal flavours.
Now before you convince yourself that making mini cheesecakes is going to be too much work, I assure it’s not. It’s the same process as a regular cheesecake, with just a few extra minutes required to fill the jars individually. Since mason jars lend themselves to a rustic feel, no skill or perfection required! And let’s be honest, individual servings instantly make a dessert appear so much fancier than it is 😉 However, if you don’t have mini mason jars, I’ve included steps to make a regular 9-inch cake as well, I wouldn’t want you to miss out!