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I love dishes, and I continue to haunt thrift stores, estate sales, and other places where vintage china, dinnerware and glassware are to be found.

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Serving Thanksgiving Dinner | Repurpose Me

Last minute preparations for tomorrow’s Turkey Day. Serving Thanksgiving dinner and found you need an extra, or different, serving piece?

Repurpose the china serving pieces that might be in the back of the cabinet, Use what you have, mix and match with other pieces.

These extra pieces can come in handy when there’s a last-minute change or addition to your menu as well.

Little-used dinnerware serving pieces will help you get the meal served, and create an eclectic setting for your table or buffet.

Mix and match serving pieces to fit your menu

Round platters – also called chop platters. . . . → Read More: Serving Thanksgiving Dinner | Repurpose Me

Using Your Turkey Platter – Thanksgiving Dinner

Many turkey platters are so beautiful that they can hang on the wall when not being used to serve your Thanksgiving dinner.

Most standard, oval-shape china platters produced to match your dinnerware set are in the 12 to 16 inch range in length.

Turkey platters, as their name may lead you to conclude, are bigger. They start at 16 inches and go up to 20, or even 24 inches long. The large platter in the Plymouth pattern by Pfaltzgraff, for example, is 18 inches long by 14 inches wide.

A big platter to serve a big bird. Carving the turkey . . . → Read More: Using Your Turkey Platter – Thanksgiving Dinner

Serve Your Holiday Foods in Style

As we head quickly into fall, I’m planning for the holiday recipes I will be making for guests and gifts. One more list to make and check twice. And I’m looking for new foods to try as well.

I found a recipe for cooking thick pork chops on the Cook’s Country television show.

As soon as I saw the demo, I knew I wanted to know how to make this recipe.

The chops are salted, then roasted at low temperature, and finished in a skillet. One round of practice, and more to come. (Someone has to taste test this new . . . → Read More: Serve Your Holiday Foods in Style

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