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Keep it Simple & Enjoy Your Holiday Season

If you live far away from your family, you know that holidays are not one day affairs. They involve long weekends, or more, of togetherness. I am all for maximizing your time together, but when you are hosting, it can feel overwhelming to provide food and entertainment for a group for days on end. So, today I am encouraging you to keep it simple to keep the focus this holiday truly on togetherness.

Simple White Holiday Tablescape via Charleston Crafted

One of my favorite things to do when we have a group together is to order Chinese food. It is simple and always a crowd pleaser. If you are just a little bit extra, like me, you can really take a few simple steps to make that simple meal feel really special.

Simple White Holiday Tablescape via Charleston Crafted

My recommendation is to stick with white for your tablescape – It is easy to make pieces that aren’t an actual set match together when they are all white. I went with white linens and plates for a really simple look that still feels special. The flowers are just 2 (yes, white) grocery store bunches divided between highball and lowball glasses.

Simple White Holiday Tablescape via Charleston Crafted

Food-wise, order everyone’s favorites and serve it with a bottle of Kikkoman® Soy Sauce – a key ingredient for this meal. Placing a full bottle on a white saucer really makes the whole meal feel special.

Simple White Holiday Tablescape via Charleston Crafted

For dessert, I love to serve fruit. Since there will likely be cheesecakes and pies deeper into the holiday, it’s great to start out the long weekend with something a bit lighter. To make the berries a little more special, I whipped up a five minute, 3 ingredient crumble to go on top. This recipe features Kikkoman® Panko Bread Crumbs, which are found on the breading aisle. Ibotta is currently running an offer for Kikkoman® products.

Simple White Holiday Tablescape via Charleston Crafted

Simple Fruit Crumble

What you need:

  • Kikkoman® Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon sugar or spice of choice

What you do:

Melt the butter in a pan or bowl.

Once melted, stir in the Kikkoman® Panko Bread Crumbs and seasoning.

Brown in a pan over medium heat until golden brown.

Serve over fruit.

Simple White Holiday Tablescape via Charleston Crafted

I am so excited for the togetherness of the holidays and hope that you are as well.

How do you celebrate long holiday weekends?

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Amber Edwards

Thursday 30th of November 2017

Wow, what a gorgeous Table setting! I love how simple yet elegant it is! And Ordering in Chinese? That is something that would totally please all our holiday guests! #client

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