Sunday, October 30, 2011

HELP! I’VE FALLEN…

AND I CAN’T GET UP!

Fall has definitely arrived at our house, and I can’t seem to stop.  I’m afraid I may not get all of the Fall décor put away in time for Christmas!

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dinner plate

Some of you may remember that, since I am a wannabe crafter with two left hands, I purchased somebody else’s home-made placemats at an estate sale a couple of years ago.

placemat

This is the underside of the placemat.  I really think that even I could have crafted these, but it sure was easier just to buy somebody else’s craftiness!

placemat back

gravy bowlnapkin

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cntrpiece

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Salad plates (Estate sale):   Hand painted; Dinner Plates (Church Rummage Sale):  Ridgways, England, Apple Blossom; Chargers: Wal Mart;  Napkins: Pier One Sale long ago; Stemware: Wedding gift.  That’s all I remember.

I had some requests for recipes when I recently posted our snack dinner.  Since I’m always eager to please anyone who takes the time to read my blog, I am sharing these simple recipes on this post.

Arkansas Caviar (probably also referred to by the name of the state where you reside):

4 TO 5 STALKS OF CELERY, CHOPPED
2 CANS BLK EYED PEAS, DRAINED
2 CANS MILD ROTEL, DRAINED
1 MED SIZE BAG FROZEN CORN, THAWED
1 CHOPPED ONION
1 CHOPPED BELL PEPPER
1 CUP CHOPPED CARROTS
1 PKG BUTTERMILK RANCH POWDER
1/2 TO 3/4 BOTTLE ROBUSTO ITALIAN DRESSING

MIX TOGETHER AND DIP WITH TOSTITO CHIPS

My Note: This makes a HUGE amount. Unless I’m having a big party, I half the recipe. I also use regular Ranch Dressing Mix, because I have a hard time finding the buttermilk ranch. I think the Robusto Italian Dressing is important. I’ve been told it isn’t as good with regular Italian dressing.

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Baked Pimento Cheese

1 1/2 Cup Mayo
4 ounce jar diced drained pimentos
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
1 tsp finely grated onion
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
8 oz block of extra sharp cheese, grated*
8 oz block of sharp cheese, grated*
Mix together, spoon into greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
Bake 20-30 minutes at 300 degrees

My Notes:  I really cheat on this recipe, but we like it anyway.  I use the already grated sharp cheddar cheese.*

We like to dip this with those Baked Ritz Chips. 

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If you make these, I hope your family enjoys them as much as we do.  Thank you for coming to try to help me haul myself up from my “Fallen” condition!  laurie

15 comments:

carolinajewel said...

I love all your Fallen decorating! Cute leafy placemats no matter who made them! Love the recipes! Happy Fall!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Laurie,
you always have the most lovely items for every season..
Its a joy to view your posts and look at every detail..

xoxo
Sonny

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty Fall table setting ! Loved seeing your Fall decor - I really slacked this year. Thanks for sharing the recipes. I plan to copy them for future use.

ellen b. said...

I have full confidence that you will be able to put away fall and fill all your nooks and crannies with your Christmas decor! Love your fall decor and isn't it great you have a full month to enjoy it! blessings...

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Laurie, what a great fall table! So much vibrant color and whimsy! I love everything that you have done here. Very pretty!

Mellodee said...

Laurie you set a beautiful table, no matter what the season! This is especially lovely because of all the lovely, warm Autumn colors!

Debbie said...

I am ALWAYS in need of a new dip or finger food recipe to take places. These are both new to me so thanks!

And I love your fall table! My favorite little thing of all was the napkin ring. That is SO CUTE, and I want to copycat it.

Cass @ That Old House said...

A pimento cheese recipe!
Laurie, I could kiss you.
This looks fantastic.
Pimento cheese isn't even SOLD up here in New Jersey. Except in those little tiny glass Kraft Old English jars, and that's just not the same thing.

Bless you -- this is going on my next appetizer table!

Cass
PS LOVE the Fall table stuff -- we could have a contest as to who gets her Fall stuff put away quickest after Thanksgiving. I'd bet on anyone BUT me.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love you Fall decorations. Lovely as always. Thanks for the recipes.

xinex said...

Your table is beautiful, Laurie. I love the plates and the centerpiece is really pretty too....Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love this gorgeous table Laurie!
It just glistens with fallen Autumness!
Love that hurricane centerpiece and the foliage, so, so pretty!
You are so creative!
Hugs friend,
Cindy

we three dogs and me said...

My what a bountiful fall display love your header. Everything is perfect. Love the napkin holders and leaf place mats. Lucky find on the plates.

Jenny said...

Oh Laurie! What a lovely tablescape! It just looks like autumn is glowing there. Just beautiful.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Yep, Laurie, that is our TEXAS CAVIAR!! Love all your Fall decor. I feel exactly the same way, afraid I'll still have too many pumpkins out and it'll be time for Santa!!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

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