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November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Butter Plate

The small details often make the day in entertaining. I used my silicone muffin pan to make a butter plate for our Thanksgiving table.

I'd never tried this before, so I simply melted butter by the stick in the microwave, first for 30 seconds, then in 10 second increments after that, pouring the melted butter into the fall-inspired muffin cups, then letting it harden in the refrigerator. I think it would have looked nicer if I'd taken the time to clarify the butter. Also probably should have let it harden a bit longer before breaking them out of the mold, as it took off a layer from the top in some places.

The pictures look a little worse for wear since they were taken in my dark-as-tunnel kitchen after dusk.

In the end, perfection is futile, anyway--I forgot the tray in the 'fridge, forgetting to set it out on the buffet. If you'd like some leftovers, come on over. I'll offer you a hunk of butter.

Do you go to this level of detail for your large feasts? What are your tips or tricks? Please leave a comment on the blog to let me know how you celebrated the holiday. I promise not to comment on any food-coma induced ramblings if you'll ignore mine. ;o)

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