Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and, thankfully, I think I’m off the hook for preparing dinner this year. It’s my first year close to Josh’s family and I was fully prepared to be the one hosting everyone in our rental house, which would have been less than ideal. But Josh’s aunt saved the day and invited us over to her place. Not sure I’ll get so lucky next year though. 😉 If you’re in charge of dinner prep for your family’s thanksgiving festivities this year, I’m sure you’re on the hunt for the perfect table setting and all of the yummy recipes. But one detail that often gets overlooked is the butter. It’s something simple, but with the easiest little entertaining trick you can turn it into a showstopper. In today’s post, I’m showing you guys how to make shaped butter, which is SO simple, but can really elevate your Thanksgiving table!
This simple little trick is SO easy to do, but adds a festive and upscale feel to a Thanksgiving table. Even if you’re in charge of bringing rolls this year, step up your game and serve them with these fun butter shapes!
This project is also great to do with kids and a fun way to get them involved with dinner prep!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Room Temperature Butter
- Silicone Mold (I used this one)
First, make sure that your butter is room temperature.
Make sure your silicone mold is clean and dry. I chose to go with a leaf and pumpkin mold for my butter shapes, but you can pick anything you like. These would be great for any holiday table scape!
Using a spoon, begin pushing your room temperature butter into each mold. Press down to really try to get the butter into all of the cracks and crevices of the mold.
Once your mold shapes are full, smooth out the tops of each shape on your mold with a knife.
Place your filled mold into the fridge to harden.
Once your butter has chilled and hardened, simply pop each shape out of the mold and place them onto a plate.
Serve them with a spreading knife.
Now that you know how to make shaped butter, you can add a fun and festive element to your Thanksgiving table without much work!
If you are planning your family Thanksgiving dinner this year, this jazzy playlist is my favorite to have on in the background!