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Celebrate Thanksgiving with My Eastern Shore Wedding!

November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Whether you’re hosting “Friendsgiving”, spending a quiet night in with y0ur soon-to-be hubby, or entertaining the in-laws this holiday, we’ve got three ideas to make your Thanksgiving a bit less hectic! 


Fabulously Fall Centerpiece

How gourd-geous will this look at the center of your Thanksgiving table? Sarah from Intrigue Designs recommends incorporating texture into your centerpiece with fun elements such as ornamental kale and petite pumpkins. To keep her gourds from rotting, she gives them a quick bleach water bath that ensures their freshness for the life of the arrangement! See more on the blog at

Fabulously Fall Thanksgiving Centerpiece


Pumpkin Spiced Cider 

We can’t get enough of this festively-fall cocktail! It’s simple, it’s delicious, and it’s packed with the flavors of the season. Here’s what you’ll need:

Apple Cider
Sparkling White Wine (we used a bubbly pino)
Pumpkin Brew (we used a pumpkin ale)
Cinnamon Sticks

Directions: Chop apples into small slices and drop in the glass. Combine one part each of the sparkling white, pumpkin brew and apple cider. Stir with cinnamon sticks and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. Can be served hot or cold! For all of your holiday libation needs, stop in Hair O’ The Dog on Marlboro Avenue in Easton!

Thanksgiving Cocktail | Pumpkin Spiced Cider


Roasted Oysters with Bacon, Spinach, and Gruyere

November is a great time to enjoy local oysters, and this recipe adapted from will make the perfect appetizer! A touch of bacon & cheese makes these fruits of the Chesapeake a hit with even the pickiest eaters!

2-3 dozen oysters (shucked on the ½ shell)
6 slices bacon (chopped into bits)
½ cup spinach (chopped)
½ cup Gruyere cheese (grated)
Hot sauce

Pre-heat oven to Broil (can also be grilled).
Shuck the oysters so that they are opened but not removed from the shell.
On each half-shelled oyster put a pinch of:
Hot sauce
Broil or grill for 3-4 minutes

Thanksgiving Appetizer | Roasted Oysters with Bacon, Spinach, and Gruyere

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