How to Set a Holiday Table
How to set a holiday table to make the food appealing and appetizing can be challenging. My Mom could set a table. I often think if she were here today, she would be in front of the television all day long. Ina Garten, The Pioneer Woman, Martha Stewart– Mom would be in heavenly bliss with all these women offering cooking and etiquette advice.
Mom could talk about ways to make food “pretty” all day long. I remember a few of her suggestions but not as many as I would like. When you’re a child, your mother’s words are law, but as we age–too many of those words are forgotten.
Mom was the best cook I’ve ever known but she added her own flair to dinners served. She would never slice a cucumber without raking it with a fork first. She would never set a radish bowl unless she’d converted each radish from a ball to a floret. I think of her most often during the holidays and the way she set her table. Like everything else, it was neatly elegant.
Mom cared as much about the appearance of the table and dishes served as she did about pleasing the guests pallet.
—————— A few Tiered Trays – Perfect for candy dishes, tarts, and other desserts ———————–