We are going to my daughter Gina’s house for Thanksgiving…a few simple things that I will be doing to get ready for the big day…

IMG_8865A simple outfit for Thanksgiving Day…Black knit top and pants, with a plaid blanket scarf, a few pieces of jewelry and orange ballet flats to match!!IMG_8881 2The blanket scarf could be worn in several different styles…here are two ways that I tried…I draped the scarf over my shoulders then sinched it with a black belt…nothing could be simpler!!IMG_8876 2Another style…I draped one end of the shawl over my shoulder and secured it with a gold bow pin…

Screen Shot 2019-11-23 at 6.29.04 PMMore ways to simply fashion a blanket scarf!!!


We are in charge of the appetizers for Thanksgiving dinner…so I practiced on Victor…

IMG_8852I got the idea for Spinach Balls on my last post…remember the cookbook that I found among my mother’s pots and pans, “A Recipe for a Good Life?”…click here to read that post!  This recipe is so simple, you could make them the day before and heat them in the microwave before serving!! Victor loved them!!!


This is the original recipe, I tweaked it a little but I love the inspirational sayings and thought they are so appropriate for Thanksgiving… I will give you my version and you can choose which one you’d like to make!!


  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 cups finely crushed herb-seasoned dry bread stuffing mix (I used organic from Whole Foods)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 eggs, beaten


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl combine spinach, stuffing mix, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, black pepper, Italian seasoning, melted butter and eggs. Shape into walnut-sized balls and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until heated through and browned.

Another simple appetizer I will make for Thanksgiving is a charcuterie board…a recipe from my post in August…IMG_7866click here to read it!!

IMG_8825This is a charcuterie board we had at a local restaurant recently, Oscars in Dedham Square!!  A charcuterie board is a platter or board filled with cheeses, fruit, nuts, olives, grains, spreads and especially cured meats!!  One platter that has everything, what could be more simple?!!


This will be the first holiday without my mother, that’s why I want to keep Thanksgiving simple…so I am so grateful that Gina is taking over this year💛

IMG_8911“Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot.” -Hausa Proverb-






15 thoughts on “🦃Thanksgiving…Simply💛

  1. You look beautiful. I love the way you put an outfit together. It reminds me of a piece of art the way the colors and pieces are so carefully combined.

    I love the idea of a simple Thanksgiving.  Safe travels…and I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thank you, Kara!! I love the art of putting outfits together. Putting together a blog post is an art that I enjoy too😉 My daughter has a saying, KIS, Keep It Simple, I’m learning from her!! A wonderful Thanksgiving to you and your husband💛

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  2. You look beautiful! Blanket scarves are a fantastic look and so comfy. A simple Thanksgiving really is the best and allows you to appreciate the day. We are doing the same. Safe travels! Wishing you and your family a blessed day!

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  3. I love your outfits Carol. I wish I had your talent for putting things together. The spinach balls look delicious… I love anything with spinach! Enjoy your Thanksgiving with Gina and her family. Safe travels!

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  4. Hi Carol,

    I was hoping you and Victor would be spending Thanksgiving with Gina and her family. The boys, your new recipes, and just being together will
    make for good day. It will be nice if VJ is able to be there too. Take good care. Warmest wishes to you and your family for a HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

    With Love,

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    1. Thank you Lucille!! Yes, VJ is coming:) I gave Gina my parent’s china set, so she is using it for dinner, their spirits will definitely be with us😇 A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family, Lucille❤️


  5. As always, I love your posts! I hope you made it to Gina’s okay. We’re here in MA, having left NC on Sunday and the traffic from DC up was horrendous. No more driving for us!!! I sure do wish we lived closer so you could give me wardrobe tips!

    Take care and have a blessed and healthy Thanksgiving!

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