Welp, me & Mr. 4th are hosting Thanksgiving at his house for his entire extended family.

I guess you could say that we are, 5 months in, official. I’m glad we took it slowly because it feels really good to know I went in with my eyes open & I really like what I see. We were completely honest about the condition of our hearts from the start and a lot of healing & comfort has been found in each other. So, yea, that’s good news.

We have enjoyed cooking together since the beginning but I have to say, his kitchen equipment is YIKES! I give him a hard pass on that because of the divorce. I ordered him a really nice set of stainless steel pots as a surprise early Christmas present & I’m going to bring barware, tablecloths, vases & serving dishes from my house.

I went to the thrift shop today to see what I could find for odds & ends and found this thing, except with THREE (3) TIERS!! They measure 6, 8 & 13 inches.


I want to use it for appetizers. I have some ideas but want to see what you all come up with. I’m thinking bite~sized, fully assembled & pretty. I’ll have the usual suspects like crudités, cheese board & olives on separate platters as well. What suggestions/recipes do you have for me?

What’s going on with you, GT?