Friday, November 29, 2013

The Festive Season

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

We are officially entering the festive season. Last night thoughts of Christmas started to fill my head.

My daughter made two recipes for our dinner that I thought would be perfect for the holiday.

This festive Autumn Margarita from Mario Batali could easily be served at a holiday party. It is made with tequila, apple cider, and lime juice. You serve it in a glass that has been dipped in lime juice and then coated with cinnamon sugar. Add a piece of apple and you have a very festive cocktail. Go here for the recipe.

And these miniature pumpkin doughnuts were delicious and awfully cute, don't you think? The good news is that they are baked, not fried. Christmas morning?
Go here for the recipe!

Coming up on Monday-- A Holiday Gift List for the Anglophile 


  1. The table setting is lovely. I am anxiously awaiting your holiday gift list for the Anglophile.

  2. Stunning table setting, with the care of a great host!Thank you also for the delicious recipes!
    Have a wonderful week end!

  3. Your table looks absolutely splendid and I love Heather's linens with your china.

  4. I love Mario Batali's drink recommendations in the Sunday Times Magazine. Looking forward to the holiday gift list!

  5. What a beautiful table you set! We enjoyed those very same cocktails at Thanksgiving. Delicious! Decorating for Christmas sounds like a great plan this weekend. I can't wait to see your decor.

  6. Sunday- I went back into your 2012 archives to look at your table settings from last year to give me ideas for my Thanksgiving table. I showed your photos to my daughter and she and I were so inspired and touched by your gorgeous tables. I see that you added some beautiful new changes this year which we will reference for next year! I just wanted to say THANKS for your wonderful blog posts. Every time I receive your blogs in my email box I dance a little jig and joyfully open them up to savor. What a wonderful gift! Thanks for sharing your creativity and joie de vivre.

    1. Hi Gaili, thank you so much for your kind words. You made my day! I am so happy my table settings inspired you. I hope you and your family had a very happy Thanksgiving!
      xo Sunday

  7. I put the baked donuts in my "must try sometime" list.

  8. I'm very much looking forward to your gift list! The pumpkin doughnuts would be perfect for Christmas morning and I love that they are baked.